Topic: Need some advice!

OK, me and big brother were in the Big City today, and we went the local Guitar Center. I found a used Taylor 414 that I really loved. It's not a cutaway, which is fine with me, and it's not a Dreadnaught (looks like a Grand Auditorium), which is also fine, and it doesn't have electronics, which I also like. I tried finding out what this guitar originally sold for, but it appears to be a discontinued model. They are asking $1,000. The guitar is great shape, no dings or scratches that I could see.

For the fourth of July sale, they're giving a 100 dollar discount, which would bring it down to 900. Big brother says to offer them 800.

Any advice on whether you think this is would be a fair price? Any advice on this model?

Oh my gosh, but it was so wonderful to play! I've got 300 dollars, B.B. said he's lend me a 100, then I'd have to borrow 400 from Dear Old Dad. He's nervous though, because of how dry and hot's been--the corn and beans are getting distressed.

We'll see.

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Who cares what is fair? Start low. It's guitar center...they won't let you rip them off.

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see if they have lawaway, or a payment plan.   you never know,,


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When I was looking to find another guitar a few months back, I was seriously considering a 414.  Like you, I prefer the pure acoustic version - no cutaway or electronics.  The Grand Auditorium size coupled with ovangkol back and spruce top is a great combination.  The ones I checked on ebay usually went around $800-$1000.  There's a 1998 model currently at $810 with 3 days left.  I've also seen others sold in the $600-$700 range but had issues like deep scratches, cracks, etc. If you can get it for $800 (or less) it should be a pretty decent deal IMHO.

DE

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MB  nice guitar I tried one out before and really liked it alot. I have bought a couple of guitars from them some time ago and I did not pay thier price. I think your brother is right $800 is a good price. If they do not like it tell them you are going too buy it elswere for that price. I think Jerome has alot of expieriance on the Taylors. I would get one if I did not want a Martin so bad.

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Dirty Ed wrote:

When I was looking to find another guitar a few months back, I was seriously considering a 414.  Like you, I prefer the pure acoustic version - no cutaway or electronics.  The Grand Auditorium size coupled with ovangkol back and spruce top is a great combination.  The ones I checked on ebay usually went around $800-$1000.  There's a 1998 model currently at $810 with 3 days left.  I've also seen others sold in the $600-$700 range but had issues like deep scratches, cracks, etc. If you can get it for $800 (or less) it should be a pretty decent deal IMHO.

DE

Hi DE,

Thanks for your input! I saw that 414 on Ebay, too, and it looks just like the one I saw at G.C., but it also comes with a case. I feel pretty good about offering 800. We'll see what happens.

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badeye wrote:

see if they have lawaway, or a payment plan.   you never know,,


badeye   ;cool:

I've thought about layaway . . . but oh, how hard it would be to wait. When you have Guitar Fever, you gotta strum or you might go crazy!

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Baldguitardude wrote:

Who cares what is fair? Start low. It's guitar center...they won't let you rip them off.

LOL! That's great advice BGD.

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dino48 wrote:

MB  nice guitar I tried one out before and really liked it alot. I have bought a couple of guitars from them some time ago and I did not pay thier price. I think your brother is right $800 is a good price. If they do not like it tell them you are going too buy it elswere for that price. I think Jerome has alot of expieriance on the Taylors. I would get one if I did not want a Martin so bad.

Thanks dino--with everyone's input, I'm feeling ok about making an offer.

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M.B.,
Remember to be prepared to jump for joy if GC says "yes" to your offer.
Good luck,
Dj

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12 (edited by baynton90 2012-08-24 18:52:26)

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I have need some advice about my guitar, I purchase guitar recently. It’s new with all online merchant account accessories. It’s electric. I want to know that how I can play with my guitar as easiest way??