"There is a puffy gray patch with a raised "Godin" signature covering where the neck bolts would be visible in my 2012 Maritime SWS. I couldn't tell you if the bolts were centered or purple, for that matter."
"I think your local dealer is being extreme. Most mom-and-pops offer a 48 or 72 hour try-out period. I think that's reasonable.
By the way, everyone should support the Marketplace Fairness Act. It will make the online sellers pay…"
"Interesting...that's what the one I've bought has--no binding on the back, just the front, and sealed tuners. Bolt-on neck, too, I suppose...
Godin's websites are notoriously inaccurate. The Godin site itself is probably the best of…"
"I know the earlier AMI's had a painted on or decal purfing and they had the plasict knob open gear tuners and the binding on both the front and back . This was around 2001 when I first saw then since a shop near me carried them . I got mine in…"
"I'm curious to see what the inlay looks like when the guitar arrives. My guess is that it's some kind of ribbon pressed into the wood and not tiny, tiny pieces of wood laid individually. The presence of this inlay indicates that the guitar…"
"I love an attractive real inlayed rosette. From what I've read, for a luthier creating a hand-crafted inlayed rosette of wood or other material is one of the more labor intensive and time consuming jobs on the build. Certainly…"
"Sweet looking little guitar. If it doesn't have the stick-on rosette that will be great ... but surprising. Looking at the reflection on the edge of the rosette in your second photo, it looks as if it has a…"
I bought a used Art & Lutherie Ami for $245 (shipped!) from a member on the Acoustic Guitar Forum. He's shipping it tomorrow with the gig bag. It's the cedar blue model that is no longer in production. I don't think it has the plastic stick-on rosette--it looks like either a decal or it's painted on. Here's the actual guitar close-up:…See More