Currently Being ModeratedJan 17, 2013 1:51 PM (in response to adessmith)Re: Buying a used JTV-59 from 2011? Should I worry about a switch problem?
I would go for it at that price, pending your testing.
I think Line 6 themselves would have to give you the info on the serial number re: switch issue. They tend to keep those things private and aren't likely to publish the info here. But if you call them you will probably get an answer. And if the serial number indicates it is in the problem range they could probably also tell you whether or not the switch has already been fixed under warranty.
I would say the likelihood is very high that Line 6 will help you if the switch is a problem, regardless of warranty. I think they would consider that issue to be a clear maufacturing flaw, and treat it as they have the X3L footswitches and audio dropout issue. Lifetime warranty on those items, regardless of currrent/original owner.
So I think that at worst you would have to have it repaired at no cost and be without it for a while longer - but you're without it now anyway, so that's probably not a big deal.
Call Line 6 is my advice, and get pre-approval for the fix if necessary. But I wouldn't let that cause a delay in the decision that might cost you the guitar - I'd go for it and deal with it later if it becomes an issue.
Good Luck - it's been quite a saga!