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Good price on a Focus!

Post by Breedlover on Wed May 18, 2011 5:20 pm

I've been watching the price on this Focus continually drop over the last few weeks. I do not believe that this is the same type pricing error that we all saw a few years ago. Looks like a close out to me. Anyways… If I didn’t already have one of these I’d be tempted…

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001NEKGOW/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER



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Re: Good price on a Focus!

Post by MandoSquirrel on Wed May 18, 2011 6:30 pm

Wow!

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Re: Good price on a Focus!

Post by Tom Bombadil on Thu May 19, 2011 5:04 pm

That is a great discount.
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Re: Good price on a Focus!

Post by jotter on Thu May 19, 2011 9:21 pm

I've heard samples of this guitar fingerpicked but can anyone comment on how it performs when rhythm strummed with a pick?

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Re: Good price on a Focus!

Post by Tom Bombadil on Fri May 20, 2011 3:47 pm

Welcome to TSS jotter! I have played a fair number of Breedlove's over the years but to my recollection none of them were Focus's...Focusii...hmmm what is the plural for Focus?
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Re: Good price on a Focus!

Post by Melodeous on Fri May 20, 2011 5:27 pm

Not the best for strumming along inside a band but you can get by solo. Cedar gets cranky if pushed beyond somewhat gentle strumming. It can get muddy, loses articulation and becomes a droning sound when over driven. I have an example of it up on boxnet but that site isn't cooperating with me at the moment. I've had this Focus since '07 and while it is a very nice guitar I would not recommend it over a similar guitar with a spruce top as a general player.
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Re: Good price on a Focus!

Post by jotter on Fri May 20, 2011 7:42 pm

Thanks for the feedback. I have a spruce top dreadnought so this might be a nice second addition. At this price it might be a good investment even if it isn't played everyday.

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Re: Good price on a Focus!

Post by Melodeous on Sat May 21, 2011 9:29 am

Absolutely. I truly enjoy this guitar and don't expect to be parting with it. I bought mine at a GC and paid just under $3k for it. They had another there at the time with different wood and I would have taken them both had a moment's sanity not entered the room at the time.
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Re: Good price on a Focus!

Post by MandoSquirrel on Sat May 21, 2011 1:42 pm

Melodeous wrote:Absolutely. I truly enjoy this guitar and don't expect to be parting with it. I bought mine at a GC and paid just under $3k for it. They had another there at the time with different wood and I would have taken them both had a moment's sanity not entered the room at the time.
Would that be a synonym for "spouse"?

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Re: Good price on a Focus!

Post by Melodeous on Sat May 21, 2011 8:37 pm

Picked up on that, eh?
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Re: Good price on a Focus!

Post by Melodeous on Sat May 21, 2011 10:19 pm

Focus strumming link. Hit the top right button on the first page to skip to the song. Boxnet has taken to putting ads on linked files for us dead beats who have free hosting with them. Anyway, I think you can hear the lack of sparkle from the Focus and it gets pushed back in the mix here. This song was me on the Focus and singing lead vocal. Another fellow contributed everything else including the mix down.
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Re: Good price on a Focus!

Post by ffinke on Tue May 24, 2011 11:54 am

I'm curious. Did I miss something? The discounted price is 25% off list, right? As far as I know ALL dealers will sell most of their guitars at 25% off (there are a few exceptions, of course). Any more it seems like MSRP is just a starting point in negotiations and 25% is the first stop.

Am I all wet or did I just get off the boat?

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Re: Good price on a Focus!

Post by MandoSquirrel on Tue May 24, 2011 9:06 pm

At the time of the original post , it was more like $2 or $3000 off MSRP.

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