Would you buy a MusicMan mail order having never played one?
Currently playing an Epiphone Les Paul which I like and Id thought about getting a Gibson but they seem pretty overpriced and they don’t have a great reputation for quality control atm (whatever I get will be mail order). I play a range of styles but mainly metal/rock and I’m loving the blues a lot these days too.
I’ve recently stumbled across the MusicMan Stingray and initially it caught my eye because of its looks (that tobacco burst with the tortoiseshell scratch plate is literally my idea of a perfect guitar). From listening to a few YouTube vids the tone seems really nice as well, and MusicMan (from what I can gather) seem to have an excellent reputation when it comes to QC.
If I was to get one it would be bought unplayed and without having ever played any MusicMan guitar. I really don’t feel that I have a preference for necks etc feeling at home on both Strats and Les Pauls.
So would you take the plunge and buy a Stingray without having played one?