What's the most expensive guitar brand that you know of?

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  1. sahhas

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    remember, i think Ken sold Parker guitars in the early 00s....

     
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  3. No_Stairway

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    I don't know but check out Preston Thomas of Sisters, OR, they don't make a guitar under $6500,
     
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    He did. It was around that time I tried to find out why the bridge had migrated. Absolute radio silence from them. I won't sell it, simply because it's crap, and I couldn't in good conscience without telling the buyer what's wrong with it.
     
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  5. hippieboy

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    Not looking to buy, just curious about what a extremely expensive guitar looks/sounds like, so far some very interesting guitars, some crazy and some I don't get at all, basically the same as usual lol.
     
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    +1 on all of this. I was primarily an archtop player until this year and started shopping for a classical guitar. Those may be even more stratospheric. $10k is "just getting warmed up" in the classical world.

    Smallman $45k from a shop, $30k direct with a waiting list of 20+ years
    Ervin Somogyi $40k

    there are dozens more luthiers above $10k on classical online guitar stores
     
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    Smallman, being Oz, was the first that came to my mind, I guessed that there were others more expensive. It seems expensive, but he and is two sons only make about half a dozen a year, and the price has to cover income and costs, so they aren't getting rich on it. :)
     
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    I am thinking that the only guitar that could give a 59 burst a run for its money would be a clean 1930s D45 Martin. Even then the burst may beat it by a few $10K’s...

    On the new side of things, For acoustics, TJ Thompson, Somogyi, Traugot, Dudenbostel, And a handful of others are all North of $20k these days. Lots of arch top builders have already been mentioned. I am not familiar with a lot of the high end electric folks other then Yaron, Bartlet and a few others where the starting prices are in the $10k mark.
     
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    I'd have to say D'Pergo. I'm sure they are fantastic guitars (I've never even held one, let alone played one), but they are certainly expensive for a Strat-style instrument.
     
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    Other than Gibson, Bartlett.

    Sure there are more expensive single guitars out there, but Bartlett is a very high price of entry. $10k CAD buckaroos just to get in the club.
     
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    Early hand carved dAddarios and d'Acquistos go for insane prices - but they are miracles of lutherie and sound like you've died and gone to guitar heaven.....
     
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    How do you access the electronics on these? Or is that a magnetic back plate? Not that I'll ever own one, just curious though. Very cool looking guitar.
     
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    I really do not know?
     
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    Nothing matters, actually.
     
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    Yeah..I thought it was pretty wild. That you can swap them out, mix and match and change on the fly with no cut out was just genius.. Now if they could just trim 15k off the price....
     
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    Yes, this thread has shown me that there are a lot of expensive guitars out there, I wonder how many they sell. I don't know a single person who owns a guitar over 15k, I'm not rich though lol most likely I'm in the wrong crowd.
     
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