Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Gainesville, FL
Thoughts about GOOD acoustics..HELP!!
I work at a local music store and have been asked about some product lines to carry and would like some serious info on good models. I know Taylor is the best selling guitars - but very pricey. We have to get at least 10pcs to stay a Taylor dealer. We haven't carried any new Taylors since I've been at the store, so I don't know what models would be great sellers that won't hang in the store for a year or so. I figure if we go with a couple Babies, couple Big Babies, NS42ce, 110, 214, 410ce, 414ce and a 510ce that we would have an affordable variety to offer the customers. We could always order higher end models if need be. We had one 810 on the shelf when I started over a year ago that had sat on the shelf for so long that they sacrificed it for cost. I have been given the responsibility of picking some new models- HELP!!! I think these might be good ones, but would really like some opinions from others- especialy anyone who sells acoustics or has market info.
We are currently a Martin dealer as well and do fairly well with that line. Some of the models move far better than others - so we special order the stuff we don't want to stock. Very nice guitars.
The other brand is Tacoma. I need to pick 4 models to keep on the shelves. I currently own a DM16CE2 and like it BETTER than the Martin D-18 that I have at the store. Any ideas on models and possibly thoughts on what the acoustic market is wanting would be a great help.
The owner wants to become one of the largest acoustic guitar stores in north central FL with these lines of guitars and keep our electrics down to under 25% of our guitar stock. Thanks for any info or help as I'm a little nervous "spending" over $15k of his money not knowing the best models to get.