Spot on. Inflation is really putting the crunch on people's hobby/luxury buys. Used and new guitars are moving much slower on the bay and verb. I'd expect some pretty nice guitars which were once thought to be 'never-sells' by their owners to be showing up for decent prices in the next coming months. Currently sellers are in denial that the market isn't what it was just half a year ago.I would use this market downturn to invest as much as I could. Things will turn around in a few years and when they do I would buy whatever I wanted. I have guitars that have appreciated in value but I buy guitars I like to play. Not everything is about ROI.
If you're really going to think of the guitar as an investment then I would do an analysis and consider the opportunity costs you may forego by making this investment.
I've never been to a guitar show but now that theyre back after the c-vid days it'd be a good idea to check them out. Although I think the rich are doing well to stay rich, so higher end models won't see much of a decline. Better get that r9 while you still can.