I wonder what a 4NE goes for new these days. I bought mine new last year and paid $2199 for it. It was an older guitar that had hung on the wall since 2011. But it was in perfect shape with no issues. I finally have 2 types of strings that work for it, I mean make it sound really good. I thought it was a really good deal, but I wonder what that guitar went for in 2011? I think that they go for $2999 new these days, but what did they go for then?
I'm not quite sure what they retail for down in the US, but I know it was fairly high when I saw in the past. Ramirez has had quite a bit of inflation in their Canadian prices lately. When I got my 130Anos in 2012 it was $1999 and at the time the 4NE was $2499 (or was it $2399... one of the two anyways). Today, I think the last I heard the 130Anos was around $2799 and the 4NE was around $3199 or $3299 or something like that. Someone might be able to correct me on these prices, but I think that is what I saw. I know it's quite a bit more then what I paid 5 years ago! Then again, the Canadian dollar has tanked quite a bit since 5 years ago. If you covert those Canadian prices to US, the 130Anos is around $2090 and the 4NE would be around $2387 to $2460, or something around there. To these prices you have to add tax, of course, so you add another 13%. Last I heard the 130Anos was around $2500US, which would be rather high in comparison to the Canadian prices. At a popular European site, you can get the new version of the 130Anos called the Guitarra Del Tiempo for 1649Eur, which would be $2341 Canadian or $1747US (In Canada it is likely not worth it to import given the extra border costs... but it might be worth it in the US). So, Ramirez in the US is still too high no matter how you slice it. Then again, being able to test a guitar before buying is always a good thing.