#1
an Art and Lutherie Folk Antique Burst guitar. I've played this guitar before, I loved the sound and the looks, and the way it played. Buuuut..... Im going to order this guitar online, and I have noticed that there are two versions: one with a cutaway, and one without. They are the exact same guitar (apart from the cutaway), but they differ a crushing €120 in cost! What's that about? Why is a cutaway so expensive?
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#2
Are you sure that the cutaway version doesn't have electronics? Generally, that should be the difference. Guitars with cutaways have electronics with it 98% of the time.
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#3
It doesn't say so on the website... Let me re-check it.

http://www.artandlutherieguitars.com/folkcwcedarantbst.html
http://www.artandlutherieguitars.com/folkcedarantiqueburst.html

It seems that the only difference is in the cutaway. A cutaway isn't necessary for me though, so if there is no tangible difference between either guitar, I think I'll get the non-cutaway version.
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#4
Both have the option of Quantum 1 electronics.

Where exactly did you check the prices?

For example, the A&L Folk here in toronto costs $299 without cutaway or electronics while the A&L Folk cutaway with electronics costs $430.

The $130 difference is the electronics + cutaway.
Equipment:
- Art & Lutherie Cedar CW (SOLD! )
- Martin D-16RGT w/ LR Baggs M1 Active Soundhole Pickup
- Seagull 25th Anniversary Flame Maple w/ LR Baggs Micro EQ

Have an acoustic guitar? Don't let your guitar dry out! Click here.
#5
Thomann.de

http://www.thomann.de/nl/artlutherie_folk_antique_burst_cedar.htm
http://www.thomann.de/nl/artlutherie_folk_cut_antique_burst_cedar.htm

It is quite mind-boggling...
The A&Ls with electronics are also on the website, they are significantly more expensive than the ones without electronics.

I suppose €279 isn't a bad deal for an A&L acoustic?
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Last edited by TehDutchDude at Sep 24, 2010,
#6
Umm... pickup system = electronics. It's the same thing.

As for the price, it's always expensive in europe and the UK. You're essentially paying the same dollar amount in euros. There's no helping that. It's always inflated.
Equipment:
- Art & Lutherie Cedar CW (SOLD! )
- Martin D-16RGT w/ LR Baggs M1 Active Soundhole Pickup
- Seagull 25th Anniversary Flame Maple w/ LR Baggs Micro EQ

Have an acoustic guitar? Don't let your guitar dry out! Click here.
#7
don't worry about a deal - the important thing is getting a guitar you like to feel and sound of so it will make playing fun and satisfying. these a&l's are well made, you like how they sound, and personally i love the godin semi gloss finish.

Quote by TehDutchDude
Thomann.de

http://www.thomann.de/nl/artlutherie_folk_antique_burst_cedar.htm
http://www.thomann.de/nl/artlutherie_folk_cut_antique_burst_cedar.htm

It is quite mind-boggling...
The A&Ls with electronics are also on the website, they are significantly more expensive than the ones without a pickup system.

I suppose €279 isn't a bad deal for an A&L acoustic?
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Quote by captivate
Umm... pickup system = electronics. It's the same thing.

As for the price, it's always expensive in europe and the UK. You're essentially paying the same dollar amount in euros. There's no helping that. It's always inflated.


Yeah I know. I worded that sentence a bit vaguely.

I suppose I'll be buying the one without a cutaway. I love the thing itself, so yeah, no reason not to buy it I guess
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