It's the thought that counts! But still, sometimes a Christmas gift isn't quite what the recipient was looking for.
Every Holiday season we get a few returns for this very reason, and this Standel 101 is one of them. Being that it is a return, we're not able to sell it as a "new" guitar. However, a few short weeks ago it was a new guitar - the difference is you can now get it for 20% OFF!
The guitar is in as-new condition, recently taken back as a return. Minor signs of play may be visible, having been quality tested by our in-house staff as well as played by the original purchaser/recipient.
"Imagine "Standel", and you're likely to think "high-grade vintage guitar amps from the '50s and '60s". Indeed, Standel was an industry frontrunner at the time, with an artist roster that included the likes of Chet Atkins and Merle Travis. But an interesting piece of often overlooked history is that, for a brief period of time, Standel tried its hand at guitar-making.
Throughout the 1960's, Standel worked with a variety of guitarmakers including Semi Moseley (Mosrite), Joe Hall (Hallmark), and Sam Koontz (Harptone). You can read more on the history here, but the point is that if you took all of these influences and tossed them into a blender, you'd come out with the Standel Model 101."