#1
I'm wondering what warrants the price difference between these two guitars? Is it just the cutaway?

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Manuel-Rodriguez-C-Cedar-Top-Classical-Guitar-103725024-i1323007.gc

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Manuel-Rodriguez-C-Cutaway-Cedar-Top-Classical-Guitar-514328-i1323011.gc

All the specs appear identical and both are made in Spain. I'm asking because I played the cutaway model and really liked it, but the non cutaway model has just popped on my local CL for a great deal.

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#3
Quote by Confusius
They look identical, I can't work out why there's such a large price difference.


I'm glad to see I'm not the only one. 400 dollars with a case is quite a good price for what seems like a quality instrument. I hope I like how it plays.

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#5
Quote by Confusius
See if you can try it out before buying.


Oh yea of course. I never buy anything before trying. Going to Sam Ash and GC today to see how some of the higher priced models sound too.

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#6
i sure wouldn't buy the more expensive one. laminate back on a $1200 guitar? no, thanks!

i'm wondering, though, if someone listed it and left off something - like electronics. it's such an unreasonable price difference that would make sense. the manuel rodriguez website doesn't list a non electic version of the cutaway c - look on the left
http://www.manuel-rodriguez.com/_mgxroot/page_10746.html
#7
I also can't figure out the difference. I was thinking maybe electronics as well. Some guitars do indeed have a $400 price difference for electronics and cutaway. The Martin D-16GTCE and the Martin D-16GT for example. One sells for about $1600, the other is $1200.
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#8
Well I played some of the 1000+ dollar ones at Guitar Center and Sam Ash then went and played the one on Craigslist. Didn't really notice any difference. It's an absolute steal for the price (375 with Gator Hardshell Case), from the short time I have had it I love it. Perfect for the opeth type stuff I play and write, I'll make a thread when I have time to take some pics later. Thanks for help guys.

PS I love buying used, more money for that Petrucci 7 string I'm GASN for

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Last edited by Necrophagist777 at Dec 13, 2009,