Dick Boak and I have now worked out some preliminary polls to get some idea of the basic design of the UMGF Limited Edition Guitar. The polls that follow below are also based on your input and suggestions.
The starting point is the price poll that was run by our member CM. The mean/median price was a street price of $2,000, or about $3,350 list. With this as a general frame of reference, the poll below asks you for an expression of your interest.
A couple of requests:
PLEASE DO NOT make up your own poll for this Forum. If you feel that another poll is required, please let me or one of the Moderators know. Rememebr, we are only gathering basic information here.
PLEASE ONLY VOTE ONCE in some of the polls, such as body size, that I had to break up into two polls in order to get around the 5-subject limitation that EZBoard imposes. Yes, CSNFan already ran a body size poll, but this is more detailed.
In designing these polls, here are some of the assumptions that have been made and some other info:
ASSUMPTIONS: Price: Approximately $3,350 ($2,000 street). Full gloss body, satin neck, no electronics. TO BE DETERMINED: Trim (purfling, rosette, backstrip, etc), tuners, bracing pattern, neck joint, bridge style, fingerboard inlay, UMGF inlay, interior label, etc. - -all to be decided after the basic model or possibly 2 models are chosen and will be driven by cost. If a 12-fret is chosen then members will be polled for solid vs slotted headstock.
THIS POLL: Would you be willing to seriously consider the purchase of an Unofficial Martin Guitar Forum Limited or Special Edition Guitar if the price were $3,350 street, or roughly $2,000 street (possibly somewhat more depending upon all of the extras). IF YOUR ANSWER IS NO, PLEASE DO NOT VOTE IN ANY OF THE REMAINING POLLS. This is NOT a commitment, just a poll to determine a level of interest to see if we should go ahead.
You can add comments by posting in this or any other poll or by starting your own thread, but as indicated, please do not start your own poll.
Many thanks! This should be an exciting adventure!