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Jtv-89's On Sale At Sweetwater For $699

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Wow, I bought my JTV-89 from there 6 weeks ago.  Hate that I missed out on that.

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Thought I got a good (GREAT) deal on my 89 when I got it for $1100. Tempted to get another (amortize my cost, have a backup, etc) but they appear to be back ordered. Dont really need another, its just such a great deal.

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Posted this in the Pod HD forum too for folks wanting to complete their dream rig.

 

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/search.php?s=s:jtv89sale&utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=email

 

Last night I was thinking I should order one from Sweetwater at this price, this morning I noticed Musiciansfriend has a 150% price difference guarantee so I ordered at Musiciansfriend.com and called to get the price match - they matched the Sweetwater price plus send me a $300 MF gift card (50% of the price difference).

 

I will probably resell the JTV later as I really want the one with the FR trem, for now it will be useful for recording - I have a couple of older Variax transplants, can't wait to get those reworked JTV acoustics!

 

Hmmm, just realized... for the $699 price I am paying for the JTV I could do a nice inexpensive JTV transplant...

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I tried to get a price match from zzounds.com but the best price they were able to come up with was $930. Still a good deal, but your Musicians Friend deal is amazing! Basically you got the guitar for $400? I could totally see doing a transplant for that much - maybe into my VoyageAir TelAir.  Unfortunately, I just bought a new guitar, so my family good will on guitar purchases is used up.

 

Makes me wonder if something is up with the 89, related to the POD HD upgrade forthcoming at NAMM ...

 

Guess we will have to wait and see.

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At that price I might buy one just to rip the guts out to put in my PRS SE  :P

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Does this mean there not selling well. Just curious. That's a pretty good price drop. I see none of the other's have a price drop.

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Does this mean there not selling well. Just curious. That's a pretty good price drop. I see none of the other's have a price drop.

 

My bet is now that the 89FR is available nobody is buying the fixed bridge 89. This is the same kind of discount Sweetwater did with the Variax 700 when they were discontinued, I think they made a special deal with L6 to buy up the remaining stock and blow them out at the super low price.

 

I really really REALLY want the 89FR but at this price the regular 89 was too good a deal to pass up.

 

Was planning to wait for the 2.0 firmware and get the 89FR if there were any big changes like additional models or something (my old Variax transplants still work fine so other than the improved acoustic sounds there has not yet been a huge incentive for me to get the JTV), might add a Floyd to the 89 laterif I end up loving the guitar, might sell it and buy the 89FR at some point.

 

Today I am pretty excited, getting a new guitar, woo hoo!

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My bet is now that the 89FR is available nobody is buying the fixed bridge 89. This is the same kind of discount Sweetwater did with the Variax 700 when they were discontinued, I think they made a special deal with L6 to buy up the remaining stock and blow them out at the super low price.

 

I really really REALLY want the 89FR but at this price the regular 89 was too good a deal to pass up.

 

Was planning to wait for the 2.0 firmware and get the 89FR if there were any big changes like additional models or something (my old Variax transplants still work fine so other than the improved acoustic sounds there has not yet been a huge incentive for me to get the JTV), might add a Floyd to the 89 laterif I end up loving the guitar, might sell it and buy the 89FR at some point.

 

Today I am pretty excited, getting a new guitar, woo hoo!

 

Good luck!

 

I kinda still want a 69 maple fretboard if I had the money, but this is pretty tempting.

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Wow, I bought my JTV-89 from there 6 weeks ago.  Hate that I missed out on that.

I bet if you were to call Sweetwater they'd work with you!

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Wow, I bought my JTV-89 from there 6 weeks ago.  Hate that I missed out on that.

 

There's no reason why you shouldn't be able to get the difference in money back from sweetwater.com. They're really good about things like that. Give it a shot, if they won't at the very least give you a giftcard send me a PM I'll help you out with that.

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My bet is now that the 89FR is available nobody is buying the fixed bridge 89. This is the same kind of discount Sweetwater did with the Variax 700 when they were discontinued, I think they made a special deal with L6 to buy up the remaining stock and blow them out at the super low price.

 

I really really REALLY want the 89FR but at this price the regular 89 was too good a deal to pass up.

 

Was planning to wait for the 2.0 firmware and get the 89FR if there were any big changes like additional models or something (my old Variax transplants still work fine so other than the improved acoustic sounds there has not yet been a huge incentive for me to get the JTV), might add a Floyd to the 89 laterif I end up loving the guitar, might sell it and buy the 89FR at some point.

 

Today I am pretty excited, getting a new guitar, woo hoo!

 

Yeah, that's what my rep said. They're barely moving the hard tails now that the 89F is out, so L6 is discontinuing them. I snagged one, because I was just about ready to buy the hard tail at full price! I hate Floyds anyway, so this is a big win for me. 

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There's no reason why you shouldn't be able to get the difference in money back from sweetwater.com. They're really good about things like that. Give it a shot, if they won't at the very least give you a giftcard send me a PM I'll help you out with that.

 

I was at work all day, but I managed to shoot an email to my sales engineer today.  Hope to get a reply by email or phone tomorrow.

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I've found Sweetwater to be very nice, but unwilling to match the discounts given by MF. They strictly point out that at MF almost everything is excluded on their discounts. In reality MF will honor the 15% and better if you call them. I would really like to buy more at Sweetwater, but find them unwilling to budge on price.

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I can vouch for the claims in this thread. The blood reds are completely sold-out, with the last batch of blacks being shipped out on the 15th.

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