It appears that you have made the right decision on your teacher's guitar. You did not mention these new to us facts about the condition of the guitar in your original log. It leads me to believe that this was your teacher's "loaner-instrument" for his students.Remember this... It is not the AGE of the Guitar - or any musical instrument - that should be consider when buying Used.The CONDITION of the instrument is what will determine its Used value.DanManGuitar wrote:My teacher declined the offer. The guitar was actually in pretty bad condition. Lots of scratches on the sound board, the finish was sort of damaged(more matte than it originally was, although after 15 years, I assume that that's somewhat expected from a guitar being played at least an hour every day), a hole near the bridge from a bad string changing incident (*shudder*) and some neck problems. All in all, I could get a much better instrument with our budget, and it's worth more to him as a backup guitar than what he could sell it for. I'm going guitar shopping tomorrow, actually. I'm excited
Not a loaner instrument. It was the first time he's loaned it to anybody. He doesn't have a lot of students, and it was his backup instrument, so...Joe de V wrote:
It appears that you have made the right decision on your teacher's guitar. You did not mention these new to us facts about the condition of the guitar in your original log. It leads me to believe that this was your teacher's "loaner-instrument" for his students.
+1John Stone wrote:A good guitar is a good guitar, new or used. A new guitar is shinier, more expensive, and needs to be played in.
There is a 1987 Ramirez 1A on reverb now for 3000 dollars. Not sure of he scale length. Is in pretty good shape by he photos. It may be a 650 or else it's a 664. You may want to check it out.Podobin wrote:I'd love to find an excellent used guitar for $3000 top limit. It seems that there is a bit of a waiting game in order to source something. Then there is the issue of whether an instrument is a local buy or if it need to be shipped in. I don't mind buying a guitar from a distance, but there becomes a natural limit of when you can have guitars shipped back and forth in order to find the right one.