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  • $1,000 - $1,500

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  • $1,500 - $2,000

    6 8.00%
  • $2,000 - $2,500

    17 22.67%
  • $2,500 - $3,000

    15 20.00%
  • $3,000 - $3,500

    16 21.33%
  • $3,500 - $4,000

    4 5.33%
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Thread: forum guitar price range - what level is your cap

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    forum guitar price range - what level is your cap

    We talked a bit about price range, and I suspect are likely to imagine a guitar that falls outside the price range of many.
    At the risk of being tasteless, I thought a survey of what price range is the TOP of your comfort zone would be instructive.
    We can still imagine the ideal, and if needed think about compromises from there.
    I'm just setting up $500 bands - I'd pick $3000-$3500 as my personal cap, though I would be very happy if we came up with something at $2500.
    I shall try to set it up as a blind poll.

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    Maybe you needed to go lower...

    Beautiful, useful, and just my speed at $9.99!


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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    Maybe you needed to go lower...

    Beautiful, useful, and just my speed at $9.99!

    Now we're talking!
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    Quote Originally Posted by veinbuster View Post
    We talked a bit about price range, and I suspect are likely to imagine a guitar that falls outside the price range of many.
    At the risk of being tasteless, I thought a survey of what price range is the TOP of your comfort zone would be instructive.
    We can still imagine the ideal, and if needed think about compromises from there.
    I'm just setting up $500 bands - I'd pick $3000-$3500 as my personal cap, though I would be very happy if we came up with something at $2500.
    I shall try to set it up as a blind poll.
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    I don't think it's a joking matter at all. I really dig the idea....plus Peter said "Imagine the Ideal" and then think about compromises....I think it's all in good fun...with always the outside chance we can get a run put together...could even be through one of the usual suspect dealers....might just end up specs and market research for a real limited run some day.
    Last edited by Dirty Bob; 01-26-2013 at 09:24 PM.
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    I voted $3500 - $4000 because I ordered a IRW P22 in a custom color, but I really like to keep my purchases in the $2000 - $2500 range
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    I voted high because if its special enough, i'll find a way to afford it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by themike View Post
    I voted high because if its special enough, i'll find a way to afford it!
    Agreed, I would sell additional gear (my LP) to complete this purchase.
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    MSRP? MAP? or Street?
    I know numbers are a no no but just saying there is a big spread here. On my P22 those numbers had a pretty big spread Even dealer to dealer had a significant spread...
    I picked my number 3 to 3.5K as an MSRP/Map"ish" number...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rango View Post
    I know numbers are a no no...
    Hypothetical numbers for a non-existant guitar (that is not for sale) is fair game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! View Post
    Hypothetical numbers for a non-existant guitar (that is not for sale) is fair game.
    Well in that case, ONE MEELLION DOLLARS

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    Quote Originally Posted by themike View Post
    I voted high because if its special enough, i'll find a way to afford it!
    I also agree. I've always found gear to sell or maybe not eating lunch a few times a week to come up with the extra cash if it's special enough to me!

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    Me too. I bought a sweet SAS from Shawn a few years ago with money from the sale of extra pickups, 2 shotguns, a few hundred bucks I rat-holed from a business tip, and some cool bike parts.

    I didn't have the jack but I just had to have that guitar. It's one of the best playing/sounding guitars I've got. All the hustling was worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TAJ View Post
    I also agree. I've always found gear to sell or maybe not eating lunch a few times a week to come up with the extra cash if it's special enough to me!
    I still don't know how I found the money to buy my first quality guitar - it was twice what I had, but somehow I managed to do the deal.

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    Just throwing this out there, what if there were 2 versions of the same Forum guitar? One Maryland made with very little compromise 3k+ and one that is Maryland made like the Mira X or an SE that is $1k

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    I picked the low end because i don't see much value in most things that drive the price of a guitar up. I don't mind a nice maple top but I sure hate paying for them. With the right combination of features/options, I'd go quite a bit higher.

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    I will probably will send it to PTC to do some tweaks.... we'll see

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    Quote Originally Posted by aduayer View Post
    I will probably will send it to PTC to do some tweaks.... we'll see
    I think that would be a popular path. Perhaps the guitar should come with a PTC discount of 25-30% to facilitate some personalization from a quality baseline.

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