Some people say that you wanna "try out" guitars before buying but at my local music store it's like impossible to make any conclusion if they are any good... And while that is important, even guitars with specs you like can feel "off", for some weird reason. I like my 25.5" scale guitars with compund fretboards and shit, but I couldn't get along with a couple of Jackson guitars for anything in the world. Proceeding!!!
The action is always like 3 mm high, even in the used section
String height at nut is almost always a bit too high
All Floyd Roses go out of tune (there's rarely any real OFR or higher-end Ibanez in the store anyway, so no surprise there)
Rarely sharp fret ends actually, gotta give them props for that. But I could have cut my fingers off on a EVH Striped Series if I wasn't careful
Well that's about it. If there are quality issues with the guitars themselves, that's not the stores fault obviously. Like a Charvel San Dimas with a completely crooked pickguard... It was so crooked it was touching the strings!!!
Now on the other hand there's a good guitar store in my neighbor town;
There's a green BC Rich Gunslinger Retro which is SUPER nice to play on, but nobody buys the fucking thing and I've seen it there for years, and the frets are wearing out before it's even left the shop
Most guitars are very playable, and it feels like they actually put time and effort into the guitars in this particular store.
However, they also have the absolut most amount of sharp fret ends I've ever encountered as well. Not only maple necked Strats, but even Gibsons and Ibanez guitars had sharp fret ends.
So, how's your locan music/guitar stores?
have you tried, y'know, telling these stores that their stock needs setups?
I told a staff member that the guitar I was trying had dead strings. He restrung it and got it back in my hands promptly. I wasnt buying it, but customer service was still upheld.