Yes and no. When you read what they do it’s many many man hours and highly technical work...all in the US. So I can see both sides of the argument. It’s like boutique amps. They cost a lot but all the work and materials that go into it and really they’re not making a killing off you by any means. Get what you pay for? At least on some cases yes. Will I pay $4500 for any guitar? Hell no!