A refurbished instrument is an instrument repaired to last longer than originally manufactured. Most instruments sold at Matt's Music Store have no visible repairs. This means when the refurbishing factory received the instrument directly from the manufacturer, they inspected the instrument and determined there were no flaws. Each refurbished instrument is inspected, tested, and professionally set up by certified repair technicians. For the instruments that are repaired, their restoration shop has been awarded a "Gold" level certification from Fender and employs one "Gold," six "Silver" and several "Bronze" level repair technicians. To learn more about our refurbished instruments, click here!