Well, first of all, let's start with beginners. For them it doesn't matter for the most part because it is probably their first guitar and they wouldn't know how to check it out anyway. And if they can get what they want at a better price then why not?Hinrich said:There's a lot of people who buy guitars online without testing them. I never understood why someone will drop hundreds or even thousands of dollars on something as personal as a guitar before they even try it. I'm not putting anyone down, i'm just curious to know why, maybe I'm missing something?