I would like opinions on this guitar: is $450 a fair price?
Washburn X50-AJD (Shadows Fall's Jonathan Donais, before he went to ESP)
Mahogany body/neck, flamed maple top, set neck, ebony fretboard, active humbuckers (apparently no name), string thru body.
It has some small dents and scratches and by the other pics I have of it it seems that it wasn't take care of that well. The fretboard needs a thorough cleaning, perhaps a pickup upgrade?
I should jump on it today or it is gone.
Looks decent enough. How does it play? If it plays well, you like it, and you've got the cash laying around then i would say go for it. I'm not a huge Washburn guy so i don't know what they go for new but it seems fair. I think i'd still try to beat the guy down to $350 or $400.