I stumbled across a 250M at a guitar shop last week in another state. The guy really wanted to sell it, and offered it for $600 plus shipping. I know Michael has them as well for roughly the same price. This one had the best intonation above the 12th fret that I have found in my limited experience with Selmer knockoffs. It was hard to tell about the tone, though, because it had those awful stock Saga strings (12's? at least) which were quite tired and too heavy to judge the tone with anyway. The looks were stunning (except for the headstock)!
I wonder what any forum mambers that have or had 250M's think of them. I have a DG-300 a D-500, and a Manouche Jazz, which are pretty much all I have to judge by. I am reluctant to buy another Saga, but I thought the birds eye maple was nice looking, and I am tempted. I've heard they are harsh sounding compared to the rosewood models. The Manouche is already loud enough, so the question is does the 250M offer anything but volume? I searched the forum, but found only a few threads where the 250M was discussed, and at that not in much detail.
Any comments are welcome, even down to the quality of the tuning keys. If I should keep saving for a better axe, I would rather. If the guitar was not on the other side of the country, I'd take a set of Argentine's along to try, but it was an unplanned discovery, with no time for a second visit. Ant thoughts?
I've never been a guitar player, but I've played one on stage.