The Alvarez I have on hold for me is MSRP 1100 or 1200 (can't recall the exact number on that one), MAP is 900 and I'm getting it for 800. So that makes me quite happy. I'm also very happy my guy is willing to hold it for me on layaway so I can pay for it slowly for the time being. He's already sold all the other models he had for MSRP. They went fast. So him doing this for me just shows me that our relationship is very solid and I appreciate it very much.
Now just gotta work on gettin the funds to pay for this Alvarez cuz ...........I just can't wait to bring her home! lol. She looks and sounds like a million bucks and the waiting is somewhat......agonizing. lol.
===================================== One Alvarez in the hand is worth two Taylors and a Martin in the guitar store!
TonyKgull , As I said before Alvarez Guitars excellent for the money, and that's at normal price. Think that's the problem that Martin may be having, so many guitars from Asia, China, Mexico and Korea etc, offering very good quality playable guitars at very good prices. On a slightly different product, when I was younger was a motor cycle enthusiast, Triumph, Norton and BSA, then Honda from Japan came along, very good and cheaper, now no Triumph, Norton or BSA.
I had a Honda 305 Scrambler, bored out to 350,, that looked like a BSA.
Post by Greg Ballantyne on Dec 10, 2016 9:32:18 GMT -5
RobertW, Winos and Guitaros..... that's pretty rich - maybe you just gave me a little self discovery assistance!...... but I think the wine/guitar comparison has quite a bit of validity. If you plot a curve on two axis, one being price & the other being quality, I believe the result will show that at one end where a perhaps more modest increase in price captures a larger increase in quality, and at the other end larger price increases bring diminishing returns in quality. Price points on the curved part of the bell being a good target. I think it's true for both.
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