Originally Posted by jeppu
The asking price is about $330.
1. Is that a good price?
I would say that was high for a US price, and considering the final production were Indonesian instruments I would imagine market would be less there.
2. If someday I wanna change the pickups, what is the alternative choice of pickups will fit the existing pickups hole?
No idea, but they are not in a conventional configuration, so you won't have easy answers there. These were advertised as having Yamaha Custom Shop designed
pickups, for whatever that's worth.
These were closed out here for around US$225-250, and the four-string ones were cheaper. I have one of these I got for ~US$185 new and am not a fan. There were problems with the trussrod sticking in the channel on these, which might be a point of damage on a used instrument if the previous owner tried to fight it.
I also think the painted-on "binding" and the unsealed top graphics are trashy and vulnerable to wear. Never mind lighting two (why not three?) knobs.
The big selling point of these were that they were very light, having a skinned balsa core, but mine weighs over seven pounds.
I don't know your local market, but I say pass on the deal at that price.