Fusion II HH EB - problems & questions(?) Sept 3, 2019 2:13:15 GMT
Post by purplehaze on Sept 3, 2019 2:13:15 GMT
Took delivery of a Fusion-II HH EB about two weeks ago here in the US, and...
Out of the box:
1.) Locking tuners are poorly installed. One is nearly 20 degrees tilted, others not as bad, but WTH? Noticeable a mile away.
2.) The three-way switch is bad, and works in only one position. Customer service is aware and Thomanns tech believes it is the wiring touching ground somewhere. Even though the solder work is "Yikes!", some basic troubleshooting with my Fluke meter and thumb/forefinger tells me it is in fact a marginal switch (a Cor-Tek 3P).
Thomann offered a small refund to either DIY or have a luthier make the repairs. I feel comfortable with both needed repairs, so although disappointed...yeah, okay.
So, while all the above is going back and forth in email, I have yet to actually sit down with the guitar to earnestly play/noodle, further inspect, etcetera.
Segue to the last couple days:None of the other guitars I currently own, nor any of the guitars I have owned in the past, have had this issue:
The high E-string slips off the edge of the fretboard. Check that - easily and often slips off the edge of the fretboard.
The nut string spacing seems fine to me, and the E-string tracks parallel down the neck. I noticed the Wilkinson bridge saddle for this string is kicked (angled) down ever so slightly towards the bottom of the guitar, but this lateral spacing/angle is not even adjustable. To my poor eyesight , it looks like they cut a 45 degree angle on the bottom fret edges then smoothed it out. Whatever is causing this, it is essentially unplayable the way it is.
P.S. I gotta add this question: How the heck did this guitar get shipped out to a customer? I mean seriously! You, me, no one, would purchase this guitar if it were taken off a sales wall and played/examined for five minutes. It'd go right back on the wall. If you think about it, this isn't even a "Deko" because of the wonky tuners! There...that's off my chest.