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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    Quote Originally Posted by Minibucker View Post
    Didn't he used to post here?
    Quite possibly...perhaps this very thread in fact, search on user id "mavmus"

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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    Quote Originally Posted by T.Allen View Post
    Or...was that his webmaster?
    Probably stiffed him too

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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    Quote Originally Posted by J.D. View Post
    Quite possibly...perhaps this very thread in fact, search on user id "mavmus"
    Ah yeah that guy…he was full of shit, right?
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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    Quote Originally Posted by Minibucker View Post
    Ah yeah that guy…he was full of shit, right?
    That and then some.

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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    I understood that Mavmus (who has posted in this very thread) IS Phil Winfield, no?

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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    Quote Originally Posted by j45 View Post
    I understood that Mavmus (who has posted in this very thread) IS Phil Winfield, no?
    Yes.
    Mavmus = Maverick Music
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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    Quote Originally Posted by j45 View Post
    I understood that Mavmus (who has posted in this very thread) IS Phil Winfield, no?
    Exactly. Those posts, and posts in the Greeny thread (especially the non-answers to very specific questions) were VERY informative.

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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    Quote Originally Posted by Triburst View Post
    Exactly. Those posts, and posts in the Greeny thread (especially the non-answers to very specific questions) were VERY informative.
    +1

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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    if this is the correct venue for such a question, what are the thoughts about Guitarpoint in Germany?
    check out Sean Costello

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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Rocket View Post
    if this is the correct venue for such a question, what are the thoughts about Guitarpoint in Germany?
    Detlef has a good reputation. I have purchased from him.

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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Rocket View Post
    if this is the correct venue for such a question, what are the thoughts about Guitarpoint in Germany?
    I consider him a good friend and I have done several deals with him on trust alone.
    Never a problem, and very helpful when I have asked or needed it.
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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    Thanks guys. That shop seems to get some very interesting guitars. I enjoy watching Ollie (sp?) take them thru their paces on the youtube channel
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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    Quote Originally Posted by TW59 View Post
    I consider him a good friend and I have done several deals with him on trust alone.
    Never a problem, and very helpful when I have asked or needed it.
    I bought a guitar from Guitar Point that turned out to be far from as described. It was not a good experience at all. I would never recommend them or buy from them again with good reason.
    Last edited by landminelenny; 01-24-15 at 03:03 PM.

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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    Wasn't "Gladys" for sale at Maverick Music?

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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    Quote Originally Posted by j45 View Post
    Wasn't "Gladys" for sale at Maverick Music?
    At Fretted Americana for $440K

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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    I heard it was up for sale again in November.....doesn't mean it was true though.

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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    Quote Originally Posted by Banker View Post
    I heard it was up for sale again in November.....doesn't mean it was true though.
    I only know Ganz had it on consignment at Fretted Americana, I don't know for how much and to who it was sold to and if it was via FA :(
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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    Quote Originally Posted by hoss View Post
    At Fretted Americana for $440K

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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    Gladys is still a very beautiful 'Burst, regardless of all the other "stuff".
    Shakespeare walks into a pub, the Landlord says "get out, you're Bard"

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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    Any tone reports on Gladys?

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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    Quote Originally Posted by hoss View Post
    At Fretted Americana for $440K
    Listed as 'sold' on their site.

    http://www.frettedamericana.com/prod...-paul-standard


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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    Quote Originally Posted by Banker View Post
    Any tone reports on Gladys?
    It's spectacular.
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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    Quote Originally Posted by mingus View Post
    It's spectacular.
    I found your videos.







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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    Quote Originally Posted by Banker View Post
    Any tone reports on Gladys?
    John, seem to recall WILKO played her a couple of years ago at JG's place, and wrote a decent report of his impressions.

    Paging Mr Wilko....
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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    Quote Originally Posted by hoss View Post
    At Fretted Americana for $440K
    OK, I just remember the thread someone started saying Gladys for sale at Maverick... seems I recall the OP even reported double checking and was still on a page there. Maybe he pulled it and had it returned from Maverick... then to FA after realizing they weren't quite right.

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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    Quote Originally Posted by j45 View Post
    OK, I just remember the thread someone started saying Gladys for sale at Maverick... seems I recall the OP even reported double checking and was still on a page there. Maybe he pulled it and had it returned from Maverick... then to FA after realizing they weren't quite right.
    Ganz had a business relationship already with FA, he was doing appraisals for them.

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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    Yes, I've done a bit of business with FA myself...a few of my better guitars came from him as a matter of fact..... at least a couple of blonde ES Gibson's in my collection and a few others back then ...and I think sold a few as well to them. I'm just recalling the LPF thread Gladys For Sale At "Maverick Music" and then recall the OP seeing the add still there at time of post.

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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    Quote Originally Posted by j45 View Post
    Yes, I've done a bit of business with FA myself...a few of my better guitars came from him as a matter of fact..... at least a couple of blonde ES Gibson's in my collection and a few others back then ...and I think sold a few as well to them. I'm just recalling the LPF thread Gladys For Sale At "Maverick Music" and then recall the OP seeing the add still there at time of post.
    Evil webmaster. Nothing to do with Phil at all..

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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    Quote Originally Posted by mingus View Post
    It's spectacular.
    Can't hear it in those videos......YMMV.

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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    Quote Originally Posted by Banker View Post
    Can't hear it in those videos......YMMV.
    John, I've had the pleasure of playing that guitar extensively over ~8 years and have A/B'd with a lot of other bursts many, many times. Other than the bursts I've owned, I've had the opportunity to play that one more than any others. The Youtube videos don't do it (or any other spectacular guitar or amp) justice at all due to low-quality mics & mic preamps, compression, bit rates, etc. I've only played around 100 bursts or so and can confidently state that Gladys is among the very best, period. It's very well balanced between pickups, resonant and very dynamic. It'll go from a sweet purr to a roar with a turn of the volume pots. It's one of those bursts that has everything you'd ever need: playability, tone and looks. The top and fade may not be everyone's cup of tea, but the neck shape/feel, low action and tone are easily at the top of the heap.

    Kerry, that guitar was never at Maverick. Fretted Americana had it on their site as a consignment, but Joe sold it himself privately.
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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    Quote Originally Posted by mingus View Post

    Kerry, that guitar was never at Maverick. Fretted Americana had it on their site as a consignment, but Joe sold it himself privately.
    Gotcha John...you should know...just wondered how that thread came about. Another shady misrepresentation I assume..

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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    Quote Originally Posted by mingus View Post
    That guitar was never at Maverick. Fretted Americana had it on their site as a consignment, but Joe sold it himself privately.
    Thanks

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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    Quote Originally Posted by landminelenny View Post
    I bought a guitar from Guitar Point that turned out to be far from as described. It was not a good experience at all. I would never recommend them or buy from them again with good reason.
    That's a shame, but I do understand.
    My dealings there have been selling to him, and include 30+ deals.
    I have also visited the shop 6+ times and inspected many guitars.
    I do suggest if you are ever in the Frankfurt area [they are in Maintal] to go in a check it out in person.
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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    Quote Originally Posted by TW59 View Post
    That's a shame, but I do understand.
    My dealings there have been selling to him, and include 30+ deals.
    I have also visited the shop 6+ times and inspected many guitars.
    I do suggest if you are ever in the Frankfurt area [they are in Maintal] to go in a check it out in person.
    I'll give the visit a miss I think. When a 4000 Euro guitar is represented to me over the telephone as "all original with no issues" and I then receive a guitar with brush painted touch up to cover an area of buckle rash that is down to the wood, a factory 2nd stamp that has been hidden also by brush paint, a collapsed bridge and a seven piece maple top that is immediately visible from opening the case, I have lost all confidence.
    Last edited by landminelenny; 04-06-15 at 03:50 AM.

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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    Did you try to take it up with them about it? If so, what was their response?
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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    Quote Originally Posted by Minibucker View Post
    Did you try to take it up with them about it? If so, what was their response?
    I couldn't believe they would send me such a guitar. I called them up and asked them how they ever thought I would accept the guitar as 'all original with no issues'. They told me that as I didn't like the guitar I would need to send it back to them and when they had received it they promised a refund. I made them send a courier to uplift it as it wasn't a matter of me not liking the guitar but more a case of them misrepresenting the instrument and lying to me. I got my refund a few days after they received it back. The guitar was already overpriced to begin with and the undisclosed issues were completely unacceptable. My first deal with them that also became my last.

    Here is the guitar in question: http://shop.guitarpoint.de/en/Gibson...l-Custom-Ebony

    Here is what the blacklight showed.





    Last edited by landminelenny; 01-26-15 at 02:03 PM.

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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    At least you got your money back with little if any hassle, thankfully. Doesn't excuse the misrepresenting, but fortunate for you it wasn't messier….which it likely would have been with other's mentioned here.
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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    Quote Originally Posted by landminelenny View Post
    I couldn't believe they would send me such a guitar. I called them up and asked them how they ever thought I would accept the guitar as 'all original with no issues'.

    Wow, well, since I like to play "devil's advocate" I'd conclude that maybe they really didn't know better.

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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    Quote Originally Posted by yeti View Post
    Wow, well, since I like to play "devil's advocate" I'd conclude that maybe they really didn't know better.
    Maybe, but that would mean they lied AND don't know what they're doing. They told me they had blacklighted the guitar before I agreed to buy it.
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    Re: Exposing the "evil doers"...

    Phil X, Chappers and Gladys



    Some Gladys threads:

    Fretted Americana:

    http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=180955

    Europe:

    http://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=165338
    Last edited by shred; 01-27-15 at 05:05 PM.


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