This I don’t doubtI just bought 3 used from GC online. Problem is they can be quite uninformed (to be nice) or they just flat out lie.
#1 Bought a 2020 artist grade 10 top mcarty 594 for $3100 shipped case candy ect. Called said had very fine scratches on the back thats it that wont show in pics. Get it its pretty heavily scratched all over the back and 1 really good ding and like 3 minor..... not as described but is a hell of a guitar!
#2 2014 408 just minor wipedown swirls. They just dropped the price to $2399. Get it 8 or so moderate dings on the lower back edge of the body. Not horrible but again not as the sales guy said. Still hell of a fiddle..
#3 2015 S2 Satin standard told it looked as it had never been played ever. Get it minor dings, typical satin nitro scratches all over. Has fretwear ect. Not as described.....
So just be prepared to be disappointed on conditions or plan to use the return policy!
That's exactly what I thought having checked out all the great guitar stores in Nashville on a recent trip there. Gruhns! Carters! Rumble Seat! A couple other's I went to and, of course, had to do my part to financially support.The OPs bio says he's in Nashville. If that's true, you got a bunch of options locally, no?
In Dallas, I go to Toneshop and Jimmy Wallace