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    a guy i know wants to sell me his ovation celebrity deluxe c27 acoustic/electric. it is in great shape and includes the hardshell case.
    he wants $250 for it, what is reasonable?

    i love ovation, but havent owned one yet.i'm almost salivating, but dont want to fuck myself...any help or advice?

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    It's Korean made, and not one of their more sought after instruments, but if you've checked the neck and it plays really well then it's a fair price, not great but fair. the usual used price for those from music stores is 250-275. Privately they may go for about 200.
    Again, check the neck. Those guitars can vary very widely from one to the next as far as tone and playability. Make sure the action is nice and even all the way down, and as low as you like it. It shouldn't fight you or be really buzzy, because it'll only get worse with age.
    Don't buy it sight unseen, and don't be taken in by a nice finish.
    Also, don't get taken in because it's got "Ovation" on the headstock.
    It's not like the ovations you could get in the 70's and 80's and deluxe is only a word they use to sell guitars nowadays.
    If it plays well and has all the qualities you like, including tone, then it's a decent price.

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    thx. just played it and it has that sweet "ovation" sound. No giant sound hole, just nice little ones...itsthe one sound ive been after for yrs..
    is it a $1000 ovation or takamine? no.
    is it sweet and spot on with its tone?
    for me, yes it is.
    and the case is easily $ 100. its a serious hardshell with little pegs to stand up or on its side and its very well protected.
    so, i bought it.

    and to be honest, once i started playing it, i noticed the beautiful green colors.....

    thx for the advice!!
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    I'm really glad you're happy with it.
    That's always the bottom line.
    I just wanted you to make a choice based on the guitar's attributes.
    We don't always do that, myself included. If you've tried it objectively and feel you've made the right choice, then you have.
    Enjoy it.

 

 

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