Back story: So I purchased a brand new 2014 Fender American Standard strat from Guitar Center last December. Now, how fender allowed my guitar to leave their factory in the condition I received it, IMO, was total BS. The guitar was not on the showroom floor, as I watched the salesman pull it out of a packing box from fender. Maybe it was roughed up a bit during shipping....???
So right from the start I had some gripes about the guitar after purchasing...the biggest gripe being that the neck was obviously NOT lined up correctly/or in spec, which then trickled down and began causing a few other noticeable issues.
With limited quantities of the exact finish, neck and pickup combo I wanted on my guitar, I wasn't left with a whole lot of choices when purchasing, so pick from 1/1 and figure everything else out later.
Thank the guitar gods for Nuke. I called up Nuke, who is just a really cool cat. Very accommodating and reasonable. After we figured out the logistics, I dropped my precious off, we talked for a few minutes, I got to see his shop and workspace (specialty tools galore), and with all that put together, it really allowed me to put my mind at ease. I didn't like the idea of leaving my new axe behind, with anyone, but after our chat I definitely got the feeling NUKE knows WTF is up!! My worries quickly turned into excitement.
FFWD to after I picked up the guitar, after Nuke did a proper setup, fixes, and more, all at a very reasonable price and turnaround, and my guitar has finally woke the EFF up and come to life! I cannot thank Nuke enough for making a good guitar GREAT and allowing it to become everything I knew it would be!!
It's now been at least a couple months of jamming, and I couldn't be happier with his work.