1 Snow 3 months ago Greetings I am new here. This is my first post.I am attempting to become a new Gretsch owner. I am mostly an acoustic player and still a beginner in all things guitar. I want to play around with an electric too.For many weeks I have been trying to buy my 'dream electric' 6659 Japanese Gretsch Broadkaster. (Cadillac Green w/Gold Hardware)This is a guitar I do not deserve and one that I have not earned the right to acquire, but this particular guitar really appeals to me in so many ways.Long story short... On my 4th Gretsch guitar in recent weeks. Had to send the first 3 back.Major retailers have so far sent me a strangely scratched return guitar, a heavily used demo, and one with factory blemishes (that last one was actually the Electromatic version of this same model that I decided to compare), even though I am paying for a brand new guitar.Now I have the 4th guitar in my possession (3rd pro model 6659). It seems that it 'might' actually be new, though I am not absolutely certain (for reasons I will not go into - not so relevant to this post).Anyway, there is one distinct problem with the 4th guitar. The tone pot has static when plugged in and turning the dial.As someone who wants to learn more about taking care of and setting up my own guitars, but having no experience so far, will I easily (and cheaply) be able to change the tone pot if I renegotiate the price and decide to keep this guitar?If I pry off the knob, will I still have to attempt a blind replacement of the doohickey through the F-hole?Can I easily purchase an identical doohickey somewhere for the replacement?How much will I have to invest in tools to attempt the job? I have a couple of recently acquired guitar screwdriver sets now, and zero experience tinkering with electric guitars (and zero experience tinkering with my acoustics for that matter).Just trying to figure out what to do. I'm a little tired of sending guitars back, and I worry the 5th 'new guitar' might not be in as good a shape as this one, if I do try again.Incidentally, I saw online that tone pots can be cleaned. However, this appears to be a new guitar, and it is certainly almost new if not new. I think I should probably replace the pot if I am able to get it out (if I keep the guitar). I presume this guitar shipped defective from the factory.Thanks for reading. I hope that was not too many questions for a single post. Any suggestions are welcome.