As time has moved along I have noticed a few things and I am curious about your perspectives. I guess the first observation would be that the introduction of the National Scheerhorns was a bit of a buzz kill on the ongoing escalation of prices for the brand. In fact, even though Tim's signed guitars seem to show up a lot less frequently , it seems the price point has softened. Matt Leadbetter's guitar lingered on the "hangout" for quite a while even after showing up on eBay . Interestingly the two Nati-horns that recently showed up here sold fairly quickly even with a healthy number of them being on eBay and Reverb. The pretty hard to find signed rosewood spruce that recently sold here was one of the first signed L bodies that I have seen for sale in about 6 months.read more »
Scheerhorn #572 - L Body Rosewood/Spruce - Tim built this for me on March 28, 2008. I asked him to build a dobro for Rob Ickes, for me. If Rob needed a guitar on a moment’s notice Tim could give him mine. The only thing I wanted was that it would not look like spruce but have a maple look on top. Tim did it and it looks classical and great.
It turned out that my love of the sound of a dobro didn’t square with the amount of talent in me. This guitar has sat for years, unplayed. It is in great shape. It comes with the original Scheerhorn case. It belongs with someone who can play it.
I’m asking $7,500 and I’ll pay United States shipping and insurance.read more »
Considering that interval I have noticed two things: 1. A conspicuous relative absence of signed guitars (other than the recent arrival that I hadn't noticed until just now) showing up in most of the popular classified websites as compared with a few years ago. And 2. Not a lot of A/B comparison threads with the natihorns lately. At this point I will pause to allow our affiliate from Sonoma to give us his special report. By the way, any follow up to that dinged guitar Mark had fallen in love with?