#1
I noticed the other day when I was walking through a guitar center that some of the guitars on the wall are from like 2008 and 2009. I was just wondering why they don't ever sell an older model cheaper so that they can make room for the new 2014 guitars. Does age of a guitar even matter? Any thoughts?
#2
why would they? they still sound the same and are the same quality, and unlike electronics, they don't become outdated or obsolete over time. and a lot of brands have models haven't changed in years, some in decades.

i couldn't care less about the age of a model of guitar as long as it sounds good and is comfortable to play. i'd pay the same for new old stock with a full warranty as a new model with full warranty. in all seriousness, what do you see as the difference?
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#3
In addition to what Patticake said, older ones have the advantage that they have had more chance to show age-related changes in structure and tone. FWIW, I strongly favour used guitars over new ones for this reason.

Older models that have got shop soiled or as simply unpopular are often discounted, at least in my mate's store.
#4
btw, martin has been making some models since the twenties, and except for adding a truss rod, they're still made the same way and have the same model name.
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#5
The cellular structure of new guitar wood is generally a little sappy even after drying. A guitar that has been played for a few years generally rattles these little bindings clear (along with natural drying) and starts to open up. Martin has started to dip its toes into torrified woods, which is a method of artificially aging wood with high temperatures, but so far it's only appeared on a limited run CS-00S-14.

So generally an aged guitar in good condition has the potential to be more desirable than a brand new one.