Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2012 8:03 AM (in response to Chris_Wohlfahrt)Re: JTV 69 Body Ridges
Well that's three days and no comments from other '69 owners so I guess this is not a common complaint. I did see a thread from the JTV "Group" that addressed a similar poor finish problem in the UK.
I know its just an appearance thing but it's really starting to bug me, and it's weakening my standing as a Line 6 evangelist with my bandmate who spent the same money on a Deluxe USA Telecaster . (still sounds better though ! )
check out the pics above.....I dont think its just cosmetic anymore....
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Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2012 11:24 AM (in response to Chris_Wohlfahrt)Re: JTV 69 Body Ridges
Hi Chris... looking at those two pictures (in particular the lower one), there's definitely a problem with that guitar. In Canada, please get your instrument back to the Long & McQuade that you bought it from and they will be able to help with an exchange or whatever you communicate to them. Sorry about the inconvenience.
Hi Again Line6Perry,
Just wanted to update you on this. Guitar has been returned and the supplier in Canada says they have some in stock, so replacement should be here within in a couple of weeks. Woohoo, 'cause back to my old V300 is not fun.
Thanks again for your input.
The Plot Thickens.............
Hello again. A replacement arrived on Thursday 23 Feb but when I went to pick it up today I found it unacceptable for the following reasons:
Finish was stressed top and bottom like my original, and there were two obvious blemishes (dents in the wood under the finish),
Similar bowing of the electronics cavity cover, which was really tight and nearly impossible to replace,
Once again the incorrect (Ver 1 unthreaded) trem bar was included,
Tremolo Piezo wire was mounted the old incorrect way with cable tie on the trem block.
Interestingly the replacement was serial W11080008 which is similar (actually earlier build) to the first which was W11080034..............so not a good batch of JTV69-Black I'm guessing.
Could you please arrange to forward a later production guitar, without these issues to the Canadian supplier.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 5, 2012 11:24 AM (in response to Chris_Wohlfahrt)Re: JTV 69 Body Ridges
This is strange... I haven't seen any instruments blemished this bad out of the box... Here is the number for the Canadian Distributor:
SF Marketing, Inc.
Servicing: Electronics, Guitars 325 Boul. Bouchard
Please get in contact with them and they should be able to help. Can you post pics of the second guitar?
Line 6 Customer Support
Yes, very strange indeed. No pics unfortunately as the instrument was returned straight away.
The manager at my local Long&McQuade store has been in touch with the folks at SF Marketing and was apparently told a third instrument (with similar serial#) had the same issues. All three are on their way back.
Is it possible, now that production is ramped up a bit to get a freshly produced JV69BLK sent through SF for the Dartmouth N.S. Long & McQuade store? (because I really liked it when I had one )
Thanks for getting back to me, Chris.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2012 11:19 AM (in response to Chris_Wohlfahrt)Re: JTV 69 Body Ridges
I'm sure that SF Marketing will provide a guitar that does not have these cosmetic issues. Sorry for the shape of the instruments. I feel like you are in good hands with Long&McQuade and SF Marketing and the issue should be resolved shortly. I will keep an eye out for issues like this in the future. I am opening a ticket with you. Please respond directly and let me know the condition of the next replacement.
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Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2012 11:35 AM (in response to Chris_Wohlfahrt)Re: JTV 69 Body Ridges
This is very interesting. My Black JTV-69, which was purchased in December 2011 has these issues now. I did not notice these lines and grooves in the finish when I received the guitar. Believe me, I inspected the guitar closely when I got it. Well, after not playing it for about a month I have discovered lines and grooves in the paint finish that run along the length of the body - both front and back. The electronics cover on the back is also bowing upwards.
This is unacceptible for the price of these guitars. I am officially requesting a service ticket. Btw, I purchased mine at Long & McQuade, Waterloo. Serial# W11080164
A ha... so I am not alone. Starting to look like something untoward happened to the August batch of black ones that came to Canada. Still no word on my replacement, I will be calling tomorrow. You should get yours back to L&M ASAP.
Good idea to start your own thread there BTW, those pics show the problem really well. Out of curiosity, did you get a correct (threaded) tremolo arm with yours ?.....the two I received had the wrong one included.
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Currently Being ModeratedMar 14, 2012 2:32 PM (in response to Chris_Wohlfahrt)Re: JTV 69 Body Ridges
Yes I did receive the correct tremolo arm with mine. It did take me a while to notice the threads and that it screws in, though. :-)
I have had no issues with the guitar other than some volume issues early on. I adjusted the string volume and that fixed it for me. I'ts definitely louder than my Variax 500 and my other guitars.
I would love to trade in just the body because the neck is perfect on the one I have and I'm afraid of getting a less than perfect replacement.
Are my ridges as bad or worse than the ones you had?
Good to hear that the neck was good on yours (mine was marginal, overbeveled, needed to be re-aligned a bit and have the nut moved). I gives me hope that the later the production is , the better the instrument will be.
From your pics it looks like your body is in worse shape than my original....but I think mine was getting progressively worse by the week.
Checked in with dealer today and SF marketing reports that they are finding a later model replacement for me.
Let the waiting begin.........again. Good luck with yours.