Picked up a 93 Strat Plus Deluxe last week. I am in love with Lace Sensor Pickups. Thought I would share this good 3bay story with this guitar.
I got it with a buy it now. Seller said with BIN it was free shipping, due to how it had it set up I could not delete the shipping cost but he quickly refunded it. The night it came in I didn’t have a lot of time to check it out but at first glance it appeared as described, "near perfect" so I left a positive feedback. The next night when I had plenty of time to check it out I was a bit dismayed considering I had already left feedback. It had bad frets, bit of strange gouges in the fretboard in two places, dings on the headstock, freaking weird green grime/stuff on the fret edges, and one/two dings on the body. Well all I could do at this point was email the seller and let him know he should be a “bit more descriptive” in future auctions. In addition in the future I would not leave feedback until I had thoroughly checked out a purchase.
I was quite surprised when he responded and asked how I wanted to handle it. He offered to accept a return with full refund or resolve the matter in any way that I wanted. He said he wanted me to be happy with my purchase/deal and would do all he could to make that happen. We agreed to a partial refund to cover the cost of the fretwork needed and what the guitar should have cost. I must say he really earned my respect and gratitude. I can’t express how cool he was to deal with.
I took it in to have a fret level and dressing. I got it back, set it up, and damn it sounds and plays nice. The Red (bridge), Silver (middle), and Blue (neck) pick ups really have great tone and sustain. The locking bridge (Fender Floyd Rose) and the LSR roller nut make a great stay in tune combo.
I had gear gas so I went for some pedals too. The Boss Fender Deluxe Reverb and Bassman pedals give a really sweet tone. I am not in to massive gain anymore and they fit the bill.
Nuff typing for now. Here are the Pics. Damn pretty ain’t it!