I've also seen some that seemed fine, given what they use. . The American doesn't have a plate and the Tribute does. The American is darker and possibly better, but the feel of both necks are about the same. Long story, but I didn't vibe with the pearloid pick guard, so I ordered a mint green one. From September 2016-January 2017 the serial number was again applied with a waterslide decal on the back of the headstock.
Both outgoing and return shipment costs are the responsibility of the buyer, and an additional 4% restocking fee will be incurred by the buyer to cover costs we incur, including, but not limited to, credit card reversal processing fees, website maintenance, fulfillment and inventory maintenance. I've even played some Squire Vintage Vibe telecasters that left me very impressed. In terms of finish I found them to be relatively equal in that I felt the Deluxe finish was 'milky' and a little like a washed over finish rubbish description but the best I could manage! Selling a Tribute as a California G + L gets under my skin like few other things would. It does have a few cosmetic things where if I was nitpicking, I could get angry about it. I mean purchased Fender, but there's not much info. All the Tribute Models have the build year and month coded in the serial number.
In September 2016, the metal serial number plate was replaced with the waterslide decal on the back of the headstock. Which basically means the seller is a Crook until he demonstrates how? Shimming the neck after the fact is not uncommon for bolt necks though it isn't necessary on the 3 screw models. To see more detail on the wood Custom Shop Logo insert, see:. This one has a magic to it that I haven't yet had in my others. It was a surprise to hear this much bass and lower midrange emphasis from a bolt-on neck guitar. But these things don't really impact playability or sound for now , so it's not really a concern of mine. Technically he doesn't owe you anything, once the stuff and money change hands the deal is final.
And none for some I bought used and still own. Best I can tell, the guitar is post 97 and likely a 2001-2003. No shims in construction but they may have been added. The Verdict There is no shortage of love for the Tele-style guitar. I can see a guy having seen mostly inferior ones, but I don't think the Tributes have any more workmanship issues than a Squier Standard would.
The 3 pickups get me great tele sounds and some strat sounds too. There is a range of both solid and semi-hollow bodied models. This guy deserves a pounding, not to be regarded as a gentleman who was mistaken about a small detail. I plugged right into a Carvin V3M to get an idea of how these characteristics would translate through some fully saturated tubes. K as there aren't many dealers around, it's all online. Kind of would like to have a couple of them back. All trademarks, images and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective companies.
The relatively small scale of production further allows for more custom options that are not possible on larger production lines. The laser-etched serial number will be located on the back of the headstock. It's not that easy to try them in the U. I took the neck off, there are weird shims in the pocket of the body, no writing of any sort. No, this should be a mandatory return and full refund. The seller is hanging by his fingertips - if he can't explain himself he's a fraud. We also will require another email within 96 hours of item receipt indicating the carrier and tracking number of the return shipment.
So I mailed it to Chandler, who has confirmed it is a Tribute model guard. I honestly don't think you could go wrong either way there. This crosses the line of something not being what is advertised. Please ask if it is still available before purchasing. Starting in February 2017, serial numbers are on the back of the headstock. Body resonance and acoustic volume were perceptibly better than average and the strings emitted a great percussive snap and sustain. There is nothing wrong with tributes, they have American hardware, including pick ups.
In some cases before tributes even existed. I'ts either than or a mexican standard tele. Sponsored Content is clearly labeled everywhere it appears, and Premier Guitar's editorial department has no involvement in its creation. Engaging the coil tap function further accentuated the high end and opened up the sound noticeably, lending a more expansive harmonic palate at even aggressive gain settings. If you prefer your item to be sent without a required signature Imperial Guitar and the selected carrier can no longer be responsible for the security of the package once it has been delivered.