"I believe that once you get north of perhaps the $1500 price point, you are paying for rare tonewoods, the name and reputation of a certain luthier, or the labor involved for an instrument that has carving, inlay, etc. And there is nothing wrong…"
"My first guitar cost $189, includng the case! After a few weeks I realized that I was unhappy with it, because I could not keep it in tune. Very frustrating.
Next guitar was a ten year old Ovation, paid $600 for it (about half of what it cost when…"
"I have to tell you, I live maybe 200 miles from where these instruments are manufactured (St. Louis, Missouri) and I have never seen one or heard anyone talk about them. My understanding though is that Mid-Missouri Mandolin Co. is now operating as…"
"I saw your post in the mandolin group that you have interest in upgrading to a mid-range mandolin, so I will share with you what I recently learned about Michael Kelly mandolins. I decided to buy a mandolin so I spent hours and hours researching and…"
"Thanks for the comment on my Ovation Elite. I would have more Ovations if I could find 'em (I am a lefty). I just bought a Michael Kelly dragonfly flame mandolin, only after I searched unsuccessfully for a lefty Ovation. I know Ovation makes…"
"That's a beautiful O you have there, Marnie. Join us over on the www.ovationfanclub.com if you really like Ovations.
That's where I hang because I love Ovations and I don't get much love for loving them.
"Yes - sorry, I do not visit this forum site every day. I wanted to check your serial number out on Ovation's website but now I see that the info they have there applies only to instruments manufactured in the U.S.
I do have interest in this…"
"I have a granddaughter that is five, so I am speaking from experience with my Abby. :) If I were in your position, I think I might spend about $50 or less (cheap) on an instrument now, and then look at investing more later on if she shows real…"
"It's not really a DIY type of project. If you were going to change the action on a guitar, you would would want to take the guitar to an individual who performs this type of work (there are folks who do instrument adjustments and repair from…"