I'm considering buying a bach strad, pre-strike, $1512 is the asking price. The instruments in good condition, really no wear. I've played it and it seems good, however, there are some strange conditions here, the seller insists on cash, $1512 is what he payed for it new, and i have to buy it by thursday for some reason. I know it's not stollen or anything but I don't like rushing into paying that much money for something that fast. Something seems shifty on the sellers end. What do you think??? Are bachs really all that great? Any other recomendations on good brands? Price isn't really an issue.