I spent all last night having nightmares that it arrived broken and smashed.
It arrived broken. 😦 (Talk about premonitions, eh?) The preamp/eq unit panel was torn out of the side of it, leaving major crackage in the wood. While I was otherwise happy with the instrument (LOVE the tuners), and while it probably could have been fixed, that was just a no-go. Why should I pay almost $200 for an instrument that needs work?
Plainly speaking, I shouldn’t have to.
So, while it gets returned to the store, I went and ordered the natural finish version (shiny black == FINGERPRINTS!!! lol) of it from a different retailer I know and have had excellent service from.
Hopefully, this time? I’ll get something I can really use.