Reply To: Fact Or Gossip ?

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tadol
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Back in 1980, the base price sheet was –

D – 1100

H – 1100

F (std, no cutaway) – 1200

F – (cutaway, deco inlays) – 1500

FTC – 1800

Std Options offered –

cutaway – 150

carved back (F series only) – 300

deco inlay – 150

12 string – 125

german spruce top – 50

east indian rosewood – 50

Brazilian rosewood – 125

 

My take is that while prices have gone up, alot, the material price increases have been a huge portion of it. Alot of their work I think was being done in maple, koa, and mahogany – eir was an upcharge material. So compare a $75 upcharge to do braz rather than eir, and compare that to the upcharge now, which I think is maybe 8 or 9,000 ?

also – even their 1980 price list specifically says that they invite custom work, which was pretty unusual for a shop to advertise –


Lots o’ SCGC guitars! But never ask which is my fav

  • This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by tadol.