I purchased an old all Mahogany Martin off ebay a few years back. It really nice looking and under-priced from what I read, so I took a $700 chance. When I got the guitar it was packed pretty well, but honestly I hated the sound. I had only been playing for a few years at that time and mainly owned gloss finished guitars. So with the all chord style of music I was playing, the unfinished mahogany just didn't sound right. I ended up selling the guitar on ebay for around $100 more than I had paid for it, so it all worked out. I haven't bought another guitar with out seeing/hearing it in person since that experience.