I know people that have had this problem and it happens offen. People regret and use that as an excuse. I mean its a $150 vintage guitar you should expect to have to adjust a truss rod. How did the sales go for the other guitars? Great advise! I have feeler gages form an auto store to get a precise measurement between the stings and fret. There are some good videos on adjusting truss rods too and you could do it yourself Tck13.