1 Lionel 2 years ago Look guys, I really hate raising this topic yet once again.But a few months ago, I ordered a Duane Eddy model. I just turned down the fourth one Gretsch sent owing to its not having a level neck (the first one was described by the Guitar Center guy as "twisted").I've reached the point of not even going down there to check out the latest arrival unless their tech "Wes" tells me that the neck is perfect.I really don't understand why Gretsch hasn't solved this problem yet. Yes, I have seen Gretsches with perfect necks, in fact I own several. But the failure rate is abysmal.During the blowout of Tenneseans a few years back, I had to wait until the third guitar arrived to get a perfect example.But now I am still counting.I should mention that my '60 Guild X-500 and my '01 Guild Rockabilly both arrived with neck humps. In the first instance, Guild took it back to their factory and fixed it. In the second, Fender paid my luthier to plane and refret the neck.I just wish that Gretsch would do that.