Thanks for the replies.
Doug, I have an early 80's Alverez 12 string. It's a beautiful piece and plays well, that's why I inquired about it. Only problem I ever had was the high G string breaks often and I could never figure out why. Still does it to this day.
Grah1, I dug around and read some reviews. They are very mixed. From "Love it" all the way down to "I threw it in the trash and bought a XXX". Not sure what to think.
Tyson, I've heard of Dean but not MM. I'll look into both tonight.
Being a big fan of the brand, I also looked at the Epi MM30. Crazy mixed reviews on that one too. But it appears that if you get an older one, before production moved to Korea and then China, they're mostly favorable.
In the few months I been playing I've decided I'm going to stick it out and the Kay isn't going to work for me much longer. But I'm not ready to sink $500-$1000 into one. I'm hoping to upgrade with $300 or less
Again, thanks for the info. My quest continues.
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