Join Date: May 2009
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Re: JS1200 "ding" vs Price
I will not be able to fully answer the first two questions until the guitar arrives. Ultimately, to me it is how the guitar plays that is the most important but I am more hung up on how it looks because of the price range I'm in. I could have bought a JS1000 for $650 a couple of weeks ago - but it had a huge divot near the trem where I think someone was trying to block the trem. I know that eventually it will get dinged up...
JS1200's have been selling for an average of $1000 on EB and more on CL. I bought mine from a store which gave me the added flexibility that I could return it within 30 days and get my money back - if I don't like it, the ding is bigger than I thought, etc. I asked multiple times and had them send me a slew of pics and they claim that the ding is the only imperfection on it.
Do I have the money? That's a loaded question :-) Yes, I have it and depending on how the JS1200 works out, I may sell of my Epi LP and wife's MexiStrat.