Thinking of the A55E

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  1. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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    I've been thinking (I know dangerous thing to do) about complementing my CU24 and SC245 with a SE Acoustic, more specifically an Angelus A55E with the Black Gold back and sides. I've been looking at ISH Guitars in Syracuse NY (Closest Dealer to me) they have a few B Stock models that have reasonable pricing.

    Has anyone worked a deal with ISH in the past? are they easy to work with? How are they about trades? I have an Alvarez Nylon String Hybrid Acoustic Electric and an Ovation Applause that I would be willing to part with. Keep in mind ISH is a 3 hour one way trip for me, so if I go up there, I plan on going home with something in hand. I will have to play the A55 first of course, but I am reasonably certain that is the one I want.
     
  2. CandidPicker

    CandidPicker Open - Eared

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    I've not been to ISH Guitars, but I do know that trade-ins won't net you as much value as selling outright on eBay or Reverb. Likewise, I do know that Dave's Guitars on Reverb often lists several used PRS acoustics...you might wish to keep an eye out for them when they do make themselves known. I've done business with Dave's myself recently and can attest to their integrity and good pricing...

    The A60E SE Angelus in my avatar is from Dave's....
     
  3. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    I would make the drive with the trade candidates.
     
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  4. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Lots of time to think up hard bargains whilst driving!:D
     
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  5. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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    The only thing really holding me back, is having enough spare cash to complete the deal, and the fear of driving 3 hrs and finding i dont like the neck, or something silly.
     
  6. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    For me, it would be worth the drive to find out how it felt and sounded in my hands. I would wait until I had the cash.
     
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  7. frankencat

    frankencat Guitarded

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    I would love to try a PRS acoustic.
     
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  8. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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    Definitely waiting on the cash. Hopefully the grinch, i mean the boss, gives out bonuses this year. Last year we got a subscription to the jelly of the month club, and 3 extra vacation days that i only used 2 of.
     
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  9. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Had to laugh at this, sorry!

    I know that jelly means something different for you guys, but I just went visual on a wobbly desert truck turning up outside your house, every 30 days for a whole year!
     
  10. Wakester

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    Yup, pretty much the same idea
     
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  11. Wakester

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    So, I stopped at Ish Guitars today on "lunch break" ( I just finished a service call down the street), looked at and played the A55E. I am no longer thinking of buying the A55E.:eek:





    I am buying the A55E:D.

    My wife will stop in tomorrow with the cash and trades for the deal I had been working via email this week. I will have the guitar in my possession by tomorrow evening with pictures posted by midnight.
     
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  12. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Well done mate
     
  13. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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    NGD Teaser. the deal is done, the guitar is on its way to me today. I will do a full photo shoot later tonight. This Picture is from Ish's website.

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  14. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Saweeet!
     
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  15. VirginiaAve

    VirginiaAve New Member

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    I just ordered a 55 in Abaco Green (Tonare) from Dave's. Looking forward to trying it out soon!
     
  16. Wakester

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    Enjoy, these are truly amazing instruments.:D
     
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  17. VirginiaAve

    VirginiaAve New Member

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    It's a beautiful guitar, and sounds even better. Rivals $2-3k guitars
     
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  18. Clashcityrocker

    Clashcityrocker RedPilled

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    The Abaco Green is discontinued for 2020 it seems.
     
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  19. Wakester

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    Not surprizing really, they do limited runs and special runs all the time. I know they did a special run of Matteo Blue A50E's for Guitar Center that were gorgeous, but those are gone now too.
     
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  20. Clashcityrocker

    Clashcityrocker RedPilled

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    There's a blue Matteo back one at Dave's guitars.
     

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