New guitar day........and WORST F'IN PACKAGING EVER!!!
I have shipped and received countless things over the years from high end guitars, motorcycles, collectibles, etc. and I just received a guitar that qualifies for what I consider the worst f'in packaging job EVER. the ENTIRE packaging of the guitar I got in consisted of 9 INCHES OF PACKING TAPE! Three inches per latch........the dude sent the actual case to me with a short piece of tape over each latch! When the FedEx guy handed me the case I thought he was joking or that the box got damaged in shipping. The guy could have at least wrapped the tape all the way around the case to make sure it did not flop open, or someone could EASILY open and remove the guitar from inside!
I opened it there in the store to make sure it was not replaced with a Squier or a phone book and I see the trem bar LAYING ON TOP OF THE FACE OF THE GUITAR! The inside of the case looked like a yak was sleeping inside it as there was white hair everywhere inside of it. The guitar was filthy. I have never shipped a guitar without wiping it down and making sure the inside of the case was clean, I man that is friggin common courtesy!
Well now for the good news......once I calmed down and looked over the guitar it looks good. 1989 PRS Studio, HSS, all hog and all black. Brazzy board, one piece trem, nice birds, and looks to be in good condition. My first 80's PRS.
I will clean it up and take some pics tomorrow for a proper NGD but had to vent about the packing job. Please let me know if I am over reacting and I will edit this post but I was shocked when the guy pulled it out of the back with only three pieces of tape and a FedEx tag on the handle.