Help buying vibraphone to use with pickups
I'm going to be buying a vibraphone and set up some pickups on the keys. I am looking at a Deagan 512 on sale for $1,900. I am also looking at a 3-octabe Leedy from somewhere between 1929 and WWII (not much info given) for $1,800. The thing is the Deagan seller will only do local pickup and he lives in Wisconsin (I am currently in California, but am willing to arrange something). The Leedy is in Redwood City, CA which is much closer to me. I have heard good things about Deagans and have not heard of Leedy at all. I'm assuming that it is an old company that has went out of business. I am leaning towards the Deagan as it seems to be a more reliable purchase. Any help would be appreciated, especially if someone has experience playing a Deagan or Leedy, especially the Deagan 512. Thanks!