Manufacturers will not continue with the manufacturing process when an instrument has encountered a simple cosmetic or “visible” mistake. Even when all integral aspects are perfect, the color shade could be slightly off and the instrument will still get rejected. The manufacturer places these rejected instruments on a palette and sends them to a factory authorized refurbisher. At the refurbishing facility, the instruments are inspected and renovated, and are then legally sold as “used”. Although these instruments endure rigorous refurbishment, their cosmetic mishaps are still visible. It gives them that character we’re talking about! That being said, the instruments in this category all have unique visible characteristics, ones you can only buy once.
There are many pleasant surprises in this category, take a look and see! You might like what you find!