Today I went up to Rumble Seat Music to look at a 1952 Telecaster. The guitar is 100% original. It weighs 7.7 pounds. Overall the guitar is in good shape except the neck is really worn. There are huge ruts in the fretboard and the frets are shot. It almost made the guitar unplayable. The guitar also does not have the original case. The bridge pickup sounds great, but the neck pickup was a little weak on output. It is on consignment and they are asking $36,500 (http://rumbleseatmusic.com/fender page.html). I offered them $28,000 cash and a mint 1956 Narrow Panel Tweed Deluxe. They declined my offer and almost laughed in my face. I really think my offer was very reasonable and on the higher side considering the severe neck wear and non original case. What are your opinions? Was my offer too high or too low? What do you think is a reasonable offer for this guitar?