I made up a new graphic for my missing guitar, primarily because I forgot all about it. On one of the guitar forums I frequent (nerd!), two other guys recently got burned like I did. That’s one of those, “Oh yeah, I forgot about that!” moments. Granted, they’re early into their journey of hell whereas I’ve just let it go…..for the most part. Since I get a few hits from guitar related websites, I figured I would post this as a general service.
My original plan was to have gotten this guitar, strip off the shiny/sparkly silver star stickers and then have it custom painted like the ICJ100WZ. (Yes, yes, not original at all, but the originals are pretty scarce.) LUCKILY, a sig model showed up shortly after I shipped this guitar so my cheapo conversion became a back burner kind of issue.
In the conversations (by phone) that I had with Patrick Sims in August of 2009, he indicated a 4-6 week turnaround. After I paid him in advance (dummy), he quit returning e-mails, quit taking phone calls, and to this day I’ve never heard from him again. The last I heard from him was an e-mail I sent in March of 2010.
“Where is my guitar?”
“At our shop….where else would it be??”
Let’s see, 4-6 week turn-around = a month or so. So, I should have expected the guitar in…uh…October or even late November if I’m being charitable. So, by March of the following year, I get that response to a completely valid qurstion? This is a 2010 response from a job that should have been completed in 2009 we’re talking about here. It’s 2012.
I assume he still has this guitar since I haven’t gotten any contact, the guitar, or any type of refund since the last message.
There are many, many, many guitar forums full of people who have never gotten their money back, nor their guitar. If you found this page because you were googling simscustomshop.com and think I have an axe to grind (no pun intended) then check out simswarning.com. I feel exceptionally bad for those people who have been ripped off by simscustomshop.com, the ones who were lured in by those really great pictures on their website and then shipped a prize guitar, or their ONLY guitar and are still waiting. I’m lucky that this guitar was nothing more than a fun project.
Do I expect that my graphic will get my guitar back? No. I don’t expect that at all. It’s my hope that more people are aware of what could happen if you ship your guitar to him. You may never get it back.