cfusch wrote:HAROLD: This was a *really* old post, and if you are still there, you might like know this.
I purchased a brand new Takamine C-128 in 1979 at a guitar/music store in Atlanta, Georgia for $149. About 15 years ago, I took it to a classical guitar shop in San Francisco to change the action. I was offered $5,000 for the guitar by the store owner! I almost dropped dead.
As those who replied earlier to your post, ... it all depends on the sound. Every guitar is unique, even those mass produced at a low-end by Takamine. There's something magical attached to every one of them. This has been the most remarkable guitar I have ever owned.
My folks also bought me a C-128 in 1979 while I was a guitar major at the University of Tennessee at Martin. It was my instructor's pick as well (he said that Chet Atkins played a C-128 on his boat; that way if it fell in the lake he wouldn't worry about it!!) and I've played it exclusively, except a Strat, since then.
$5K? OK, now I'm impressed!
Dad said the guitar, in 1979, cost more than my first car...well, you didn't see my first car!
Question, however, is how do you set up a classical guitar, unless you replace the bridge.