jungjaesung wrote: hyz wrote:
jungjaesung wrote:Correction. 1980 Masaji Nobe No. 30. Spruce/BRW
I have seen that guitar. It is over priced. The same guitar can be bought in Japan for only 50%.
As the economy becomes bad in Japan, many collectors are disposing their collection for cash.
I already made an offer for $2500 and was accepted. Is $2500 still overpriced? Is the Masaji Nobe guitar worth the money?
What a dilemma. I hope hyz comes back to this thread to respond quickly as the comments above look very generic and may be causing unnecessary angst to jungjaesung. The real question for hyz is whether he actually played the guitar and thought it a very poor sample or closely inspected it and found some serious structural problem.
If indeed there are guitars in Japan, in excellent condition, being sold for half the rest of world market price then let me know which dealers (with some basic English at least) and I'll clean them out. I'd love a mid seventies or sixties Kohno 15-30 (or two) for under $2k!!
In the absence of more definitive information from hyz could I just offer the following observations. The guitar sold for $3900 in 1980 (with today's exchange rate admittedly) plus you have 30+ years inflation. The cheapest new guitar from Nobe now is $6700, and his model with better tuners and Brazilian is $10,800. Over recent years I can only find a couple of Nobe listed for sale on the net with asking prices of $3500 to $4500, but I am uncertain of their condition. The seller asked $3800. Given all the above, and assuming it is in the very good condition the seller describes it, a negotiated price of $2500 seems pretty good to me and probably already reflects the discount hyz refers to due to the depressed Jananese economy etc
Just my views sitting on the outside looking in to this discussion.
Jungjaesung, the real test is to go and look at her and play her and then ask yourself the question - can I get a better guitar from what I want elsewhere for $2500? The answer to that question tells you whether you should proceed.