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#2496287 - 05/25/13 06:57 AM Is it worth it to buy a 19 year-old Yamaha TRS pro.
Nicolas Deuret Offline
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Hi everyone !

I'd like to buy a 19 year-old Yamaha TRS PRO.


I would like to keep it for a few years at least.. So, I wonder if it is worth it. What is the lifespan of such a guitar?
what about the fret?? or I don't know what else.

I have found nothing about this guitar on the Internet...

Let's assume that the guitar was well maintained by the owner.



Cheers.

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#2496288 - 05/25/13 07:08 AM Re: Is it worth it to buy a 19 year-old Yamaha TRS pro. [Re: Nicolas Deuret]
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I copy pasted a link of the ad found on the Internet.


http://www.2ememain.be/musique-instruments/instruments-de-musique/guitares-%C3%A9lectriques/yamaha-trs-pro-suburst-1994-154169879.html?pcpl=4218+H%C3%A9ron+Couthuin&locale=all&afstand=40&list_cat=elektrische-gitaar&pc_id=1639&afd=musique-instruments%2Finstruments-de-musique%2Fguitares-%C3%A9lectriques

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#2496298 - 05/25/13 08:17 AM Re: Is it worth it to buy a 19 year-old Yamaha TRS pro. [Re: Nicolas Deuret]
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Welcome aboard Nicolas! The link didn't post for some reason. If it was well maintained and you like the price and the model, I say go for it! Nothing wrong with being 19. You may want to check out the return policy though, as sometimes the ads on used equipment are not always that accurate...

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#2496333 - 05/25/13 10:05 AM Re: Is it worth it to buy a 19 year-old Yamaha TRS pro. [Re: Larryz]
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Some funny stuff going on there, but, if the guitar plays well and sounds good, then it's a keeper!
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#2496335 - 05/25/13 10:06 AM Re: Is it worth it to buy a 19 year-old Yamaha TRS pro. [Re: A String]
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Checked out the price and it works out to about $133 CDN. A fair deal. As for the life span, there really is no life span. With proper care, they can last indefinitely.
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#2496415 - 05/25/13 03:24 PM Re: Is it worth it to buy a 19 year-old Yamaha TRS pro. [Re: A String]
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Looks cool to me. I'd go for it myself if I was in the market for a cheapo but decent quality instrument.
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#2496452 - 05/25/13 07:05 PM Re: Is it worth it to buy a 19 year-old Yamaha TRS pro. [Re: desertbluesman]
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I don't know about that line of Yamahas, but I have a Yamaha AC3R Acoustic-electric, and I think she'll last me many many years, as long as I care for her. Yamaha is capable of making some fine guitars.
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#2496593 - 05/26/13 01:46 PM Re: Is it worth it to buy a 19 year-old Yamaha TRS pro. [Re: H-A Forgiven]
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that is actually a Yamaha RGX421dm which was the next model down from the Yamaha RGX 721 dg ( i used to have one ). my friend has a RGX421 in natural finish. i used to have the catalog with the specs. the trem is a TRS trem that was used by Yamaha and Ibanez on some of their lower priced models.
the "M" in the model name is for the maple fretboard.
they are a nice guitar, very well built.
nice neck and solid build quality.
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#2496594 - 05/26/13 01:51 PM Re: Is it worth it to buy a 19 year-old Yamaha TRS pro. [Re: H-A Forgiven]
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i found a link to the guitar..

CLICK


Edited by Guitarzan (05/26/13 01:52 PM)
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#2496661 - 05/26/13 09:14 PM Re: Is it worth it to buy a 19 year-old Yamaha TRS pro. [Re: Nicolas Deuret]
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Originally Posted By: Nicolas Deuret
Hi everyone !

I'd like to buy a 19 year-old Yamaha TRS PRO.


I would like to keep it for a few years at least.. So, I wonder if it is worth it. What is the lifespan of such a guitar?
what about the fret?? or I don't know what else.

I have found nothing about this guitar on the Internet...

Let's assume that the guitar was well maintained by the owner.



Cheers.


By looking around you can get an idea of what the "resale value" is for that guitar... it's what you see it listed for most often (and especially what people actually purchase it for most often).

If it's a well-made guitar it should be good for quite a while if it's maintained well and taken care of... I still have a Yamaha SC400 that I bought as a kid in 1982, and it's perfect other than some damage my acidic sweat did to the bridge in the first couple of years I played it.

My personal thing is "don't buy a guitar unless you'd potentially keep it forever," but then I've never sold a guitar I've bought (and they're stacking up around me).

frets can be replaced when worn down, if the guitar is worth more that the cost of having the frets replaced, and to address some other problems that come with normal wear from playing frets can be dressed and filed by repairmen. Another concern (and you sound like you're asking for things you should be concerned about) is whether the neck has warped, if the action (string height and how hard it is to press down on the strings) and intonation (whether the guitar is tempered correctly and in-tune with itself along the length of the neck) are good or able to be adjusted and corrected.

Those concerns are why it is usually advisable to either have an experienced player check out an instrument for you before you buy it, or to buy a new guitar from a reputable dealer with a solid return and warranty policy.

hope that helps.

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#2496662 - 05/26/13 09:16 PM Re: Is it worth it to buy a 19 year-old Yamaha TRS pro. [Re: p90jr]
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I would have to say if that guitar is hard to find info about, then it wasn't a big seller and is probably not well-known, which would make the resale value pretty low.

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