#2
I lol'ed at this. For the record, the guitar is a J(umbo) 15(series) 12-string. I think its hilarious he can't look at the tag on the inside to figure out the model number.

Anywho, if its new, I would call that a very good price. If its used, you might be able to talk them down a little bit, but not a whole lot.

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#3
are you loling at me? lol. idk that's what the guy called it..

It's not new but the guy is old and never really played it much so it's in great condition. I was thinking about offering $600 but if I end up paying $700 is that still pretty good?
#4
Feel free to make a review on this guitar
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#5
Not sure if its a good deal asuch but I know if someone offered me that for $700 I'd damn well take it. I <3 12 strings.
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#6
any authorized dealer can go as low as they want, but most go 40% off list price. You could get it around 800 after tax. Maury is a good guy to work with.
#7
haha no I'm not buying it from maury.. I can get it for $700 but Im thinking about offering 600
#8
Quote by ksmash5
haha no I'm not buying it from maury.. I can get it for $700 but Im thinking about offering 600
I think you're missing the point. For $800 you can get a brand new guitar with a lifetime warranty. Given the problems that 12-strings can have over time, I'd say buying a new one is the smart way to go.
#9
Quote by teegee420
I think you're missing the point. For $800 you can get a brand new guitar with a lifetime warranty. Given the problems that 12-strings can have over time, I'd say buying a new one is the smart way to go.

Agreed.
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#12
Quote by ksmash5
are you loling at me? lol. idk that's what the guy called it..

It's not new but the guy is old and never really played it much so it's in great condition. I was thinking about offering $600 but if I end up paying $700 is that still pretty good?



A few years back martin quit using Honduran mahogany on their 15 series guitars. If that one is more than about 4 or 5 years old it'll most likely be honduran mahogany and a guitar made with honduran mahogany is worth a more than $700.

If it playes well then i'd say it's worth $700 regardless, but you should try and talk him down a little anyway.
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#14
Quote by teegee420
Given the problems that 12-strings can have over time, I'd say buying a new one is the smart way to go.


Properly maintained a 12 string guitar will last just as long as a 6 string.
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#15
is maintaining a 12 string any different then a 6 string? I've only played a 12 string once and it sounded really nice. But I dont know much about 12 string guitars
#16
Quote by ksmash5
is maintaining a 12 string any different then a 6 string? I've only played a 12 string once and it sounded really nice. But I dont know much about 12 string guitars

Keep the guitar well-adjusted and well-humidified. Same as a six string.
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#17
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Properly maintained a 12 string guitar will last just as long as a 6 string.

That goes without saying, but not all 12 strings are created equal. Some that are cheaply made are prone to develop bridge lifting and/or top warping due to the extra tension. The same isn't necessarily true for 6 strings.
#18
is go for it.. keep with the $700 so you don't cheat the old man.... but go for it

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#19
Quote by teegee420
That goes without saying, but not all 12 strings are created equal. Some that are cheaply made are prone to develop bridge lifting and/or top warping due to the extra tension. The same isn't necessarily true for 6 strings.


Yes but this is specific guitar is from a quality make.
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#20
Quote by Highbinder
Yes but this is specific guitar is from a quality make.
I'd feel a little better with the 16 series Martin 12-er, but the 15 is probably much better than most in the sub $1,000 range. That said, your earlier comment of...
Quote by Highbinder
Properly maintained a 12 string guitar will last just as long as a 6 string.

...wasn't specifically relating to this guitar, rather it was a general statement that isn't generally true. That's what I was addressing.