First let me start off by saying, I love me some lamiglas rods. I own over a dozen of lamigas rods, from bass to salmon. The reason I love your rods is because the quality, craftsmanship, and built here locally (WA). I just order the new infinity rod from a reputable online website. I am very excited about the new line up of bass rods. The rod came in today and I was so excited to put my hands on it, because of the good things I heard about this rod. Finally I got the rod in my hand and oh my was it a great feeling. This rod is the best feeling rod ever. The handle, weight of the rod, balance was second to none. I was in love at first site. So as I was doing my usually check off with my rod I notice that when I looked and lined up the guides I notice that the first guide was off to the right. I double checked and triple check to make sure that it wasn't just me seeing things that weren't really there. So I grab my other lamiglas rods I own and did the same thing and all my other rods didn't have any issue with the guides. I was so disappointed that this was the case and that a higher end model rod pass QA with the first guide off to the right. This is the first rod form you guys that I own with this problem. Like I said earlier that I love the quality and craftsmanship of your guy's rod, so I'm pretty sure you can understand my disappointment. Anyways just my 2cents. I will be returning the rod back and hopefully the new one they send my won't have the same issue. Thanks in advance for reading my concern!