used Elite Special S778AX......advise please!
T.H.
Posted 2008-12-29 3:27 PM (#4786)
Subject: used Elite Special S778AX......advise please!


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Hi everyone,

While visiting a local guitar shop I came across the above mentioned guitar. It appears to be in great shape, no scratches, flaws, etc. It's also in my favorite finish: autumn burst. The only thing I noticed is the small plate covering the truss rod is missing, and I'm sure that is easy to replace.

Orginally they were asking $650, but they came down to $475. There is no case with it.

Now I'm relearning the guitar, so my skills and knowledge are not that great. I did play it, and it plays way better than my current ability, and it sounds so nice!

Does the price sound right? Should I make a counter offer? I told them I would let them know later in the week.

Help, let me know your opinions of the model and the deal.

Thanks, and keep on strummin'
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Steve
Posted 2008-12-29 3:37 PM (#4787 - in reply to #4786)
Subject: Re: used Elite Special S778AX......advise please!


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If they genuinely don't have a case for that particular guitar, they will say that's the reason why they've lowered the price.
If the guitar is mint except for the truss rod cover their price might stay firm for a while. Wait 'em out...
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Slipkid
Posted 2008-12-29 3:40 PM (#4788 - in reply to #4786)
Subject: Re: used Elite Special S778AX......advise please!



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An "A"X???
Wow.. We've been expecting those, now they are here.
This model used to be made in the U.S. Production was resently moved to the Pacific Rim. "We" don't have any experience as to the fit, finish and performance of these so we will not be much help there.
$475 would be a great price for a U.S.A. built model.
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T.H.
Posted 2008-12-29 3:41 PM (#4789 - in reply to #4786)
Subject: Re: used Elite Special S778AX......advise please!


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It is a USA model, I checked.
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Slipkid
Posted 2008-12-29 4:08 PM (#4790 - in reply to #4786)
Subject: Re: used Elite Special S778AX......advise please!



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I stand corrected... (maybe).
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BT717
Posted 2008-12-29 4:12 PM (#4791 - in reply to #4786)
Subject: Re: used Elite Special S778AX......advise please!


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T.H.,
Have you looked in the forsale section here? You might find a "better" used "O" for the same money.
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Old Man Arthur
Posted 2008-12-29 6:25 PM (#4792 - in reply to #4786)
Subject: Re: used Elite Special S778AX......advise please!



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I believed that 'AX' meant that it was made overseas. But I have been wrong before.
Just cuz the bowl sez it was made in the USA doesn't mean that the guitar is...

Tell them to find you a case!
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bauerhillboy
Posted 2008-12-29 7:40 PM (#4793 - in reply to #4786)
Subject: Re: used Elite Special S778AX......advise please!


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Take a pic and post it. What's the ser.#?
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T.H.
Posted 2008-12-29 10:30 PM (#4794 - in reply to #4786)
Subject: Re: used Elite Special S778AX......advise please!


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Originally posted by bauerhillboy:
Take a pic and post it. What's the ser.#?
Sorry, probably won't be able to do that. The shop is about 30 miles away in San Diego. I'm still going back and forth about getting it, but I do want it.
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