Posted 2008-12-29 3:27 PM (#4786) Subject: used Elite Special S778AX......advise please!
Joined: August 2008 Posts: 8
Location: Oceanside, CA
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.
Posted 2008-12-29 3:37 PM (#4787 - in reply to #4786) Subject: Re: used Elite Special S778AX......advise please!
Joined: July 2002 Posts: 1900
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...
Posted 2008-12-29 3:40 PM (#4788 - in reply to #4786) Subject: Re: used Elite Special S778AX......advise please!
Joined: September 2003 Posts: 9301
Location: south east Michigan
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.