OK, I'm a jackass
I was looking in an Alverez when I saw "Made in China". I Feel like such a tool. It was on the wall mixed in with the Avalons. Also it didn't help that the women that worked there didn't know what she was talking about. When I asked, almost in disgust "it's made in China?" she just shook her head yes
(we were obviously already on the topic of Avalons). I Discovered my error when I went back in to take pictures and get a serial number as Jim suggested.
I went back in and talked with the owner. After much humming and hawing I ended up getting a Silver Series DS-200. I've gotta say, I'm quite happy with the sound and I've been playing it alot since I got it.
Jim, any extra into you could offer me about the guitar would be muchly appreciated.
I ended up paying about $850CDN for it. Is that a good price? What did some of you other guys pay for your silver series avalons?