Question: How can you save not hundreds, but thousands buying a 2012 D-18 from Maury's?
Answer: When you get your hands on one of these you will be so blow away by the tone, that just about most other guitars you have will sound lame in comparison and go up for sale.
All the reviews on this new 2012 do not do it justice. I didn't have an older D-18 to compare to, but did to my HD-28V, and I actually prefer the tone of this with a warmer mid provided by the mahogany and still keeping the strong bass and trebles. This all with stock strings and without replacing the stock plastic bridge pins.
The guitar arrived absolutely perfectly setup - neck, action, everything. Nothing to do but play.
Maury's personal customer service is outstanding as is the response time. I will be using them for future purchases and highly recommend them