At my local store, they're usually pretty helpful, pretty knowledgeable, but there's this one guy who... Well let this speak for itself. I came in one day, just browsing, when I saw they had an Ibby S570 (low-mid range S series). I was intrigued (as the shop usually doesn't sell Ibanez gear) and I asked the guy whether I could have a go on it, but he told me it was a "strange shaped" guitar and "wouldn't i like to play something more familiar" before guiding me towards a rack of new Pacificas. "Yamaha are one of the better guitar brands, much better than Ibanez or Schecter, they have better tuning stability and thick quilted maple tops!" he exclaims with glee as I plug one in, with the intention of drowning out the fvcker's false information with a wall of cheap Yamaha distortion. "Uhh... Don't the Pacificas only have veneer tops?" I asked. Brace yourself for what comes next. "What's a veneer?" At this point, I thanked for his time, put the guitar down and actually broke down into tears. Of laughter, I mean. And to this day, I can never look at a Pacifica the same way again.