We use e-bay to bring attention and sell our non-standard or even exclusive models.
Old growth Brazilian Rosewood is a particular favourite of mine but very few dealers will ever take one as a stock guitar so we thought we'd make some and offer them direct.
I'm glad we did, not only are they selling but players and collectors are getting a chance to own Rio at reasonable prices ..... well actually more than reasonable prices for Brazilian Rosewood !
But then again there are other models we make through the year that again are non-standard, we're a creative bunch over here and like to diversify when we get a chance
but the same rule applies, hardly any dealers take non-standard models so these normal sell direct from the factory showroom, e-bay and our online shop just become an extension of our showroom.
The "Hybrid" model in Ron's case is a real beauty, we had a slight ratio difference between Legacy bodies and Gold necks so we put the 2 together with excellent results, infact the Indian Rosewood Ron's guitar got was actually destined for a premier model originally, hence the amazing figure and grain .. well done Ron, you've a keen eye sir