Thanks for your thoughts Keith. I went along for a look and a play, and it played nicely, the lower registers were lovely, but the upper were a bit lacking. I decided not to buy, which was a decision made easy because whilst 99% of it was in near-mint condition, the owner, who was a professional musician in jazz bands, including some gypsy guitar, had stuck two clear self-adhesive plastic pick-guards on the front just "south" of the strings
. In addition he'd re-glued one in where it had started to come unstuck and the glue had leaked out onto the varnish. Since I'd always planned to sell the thing on if it didn't suit, I obviously couldn't in that condition so I passed on the deal. Funny the things that get overlooked when describing something! The guy plays with me in a band, he's perfectly genuine, just had never thought the guards would be a problem.