You are absolutely spot on!Rasqeo wrote:I think the lack of buyers is a combination of CITES, increasing political/economic uncertainty in the world and just a general feeling of unease about making large investments at the moment.
It almost becomes self-fulfilling because the longer you see good, reasonably priced instruments not selling the less likely you are to buy yourself because you don't want to find yourself in the same situation should you want to sell on again in the future.
The very top names will continue to sell, albeit more slowly than before, because there is less risk in buying these guitars since there will always be buyers out there for them.
TBH the other guitars I have are 65 and 52 (one is 54 I think), and I don't notice any difference when moving between them.zupfgeiger wrote:If this guitar had 65 cm length and 52 mm width I would buy it right away.
You probably mean change the string spacing? The neck width is fixed on guitars. It can be reduced by shaving the neck (a bigish job) but not really increased. Changing spacing is easy - get a new nut and / or saddle cut, with the spacing you require.edcat7 wrote:This has been asked before but how easy is it to change the nut (and bridge?) to 52mm or do you think it is not necessary?
Many thanks Peter. As you may know, selling fine guitars in the current economy etc., even when keenly priced, is very difficult.petermc61 wrote:Congratulations Steve. Glad it got a new home.
Richard whilst I'm away for six months i'd expect my wife and daughter's best friend's dad yo come round and play it.richardm wrote:Congratulations Steve.
I was always curious to try this guitar, but as I wasn't in a position to buy I didn't want to waste your time.
My own, almost identical, Merula is 650/53 but personally I prefer a smaller scale/narrower nut.
Thankfully the new owner lives around the corner from me ....