WOW! Now that was quick! Thank you!
To be fair the seller was willing to make me an offer but it's not as cheap as you suggest Snap. I don't want to spend 750, 500 is as high as I'd like to go...
And thanks for the ebay links, I have most of those on my watch list but I fear that they'll go for a lot more than my budget. I LOVE the broadways, but really want to pick up a guitar with an integrated pickup/scratchplate.
Laquercracks, I am unlikely to be able to try before I buy as I live out in the wilds of Aberdeenshire (Scotland), far far away from a guitar shop, let alone the seller of a German arch top
In answer to your questions, I would like both playability and sound (both acoustic and via pickup). I'd like a recognisable vintage sound. I intend to use the guitar for recording and playing as one of my main guitars (I only have a couple - I'm not greedy). I prefer wider necks (my Spanish/classic guitar is my favourite to play) and would feel safer if the neck had a truss rod - I have no repair skills and as I said live far far away from a guitar shop.
The looks of the Broadway definitely attract me, as does the fact that it's hand made and all wood (I think I read this). However I really want that metal pick up, which I think means only one Broadway on ebay currently fits the bill and it's price is already moving ominously upwards...
What price have Broadways like these been going for recently?