Mudcat Café message #63090 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #9606   Message #63090
Posted By: BK
14-Mar-99 - 11:32 PM
Thread Name: INFO/Opinions:Taylor,Larivee,Collings,et al.
Subject: RE: INFO/Opinions:Taylor,Larivee,Collings,et al.
'Been in the shop mentioned in 'Balmer, (Catonsville) Appalacian Bluegrass, & bought a few things. They are pleasant but probably not big enough to offer discounts, in spite of the competition down the next block.. ("Bill's").

I'm glad they championed Taylors. They also used to sell Seagull. BUT, other stores in the D.C. metroplex/'Balmer area carry Taylors at much lower prices, & stand a good chance of getting my Taylor business, AGAIN, next time I'm back east.

I'm sorry, but as a mostly hobbiest musician, price is an exquisitly sensitive issue to me, ('n also my wife!!!) 'N the difference in price from Catonsville to Wheaton Triangle, & some other places in the Metroplex, is so dramatic that the few miles, even in DC Metroplex traffic, is tremendously worth it, AND then I can eat at favorite ethnic restraunts in the Trangle!

One of our friends in the guitar store business tells us that a 40% discount off the nominal MSRP is the starting place for "real" prices

Cheers, BK