Platinum Supporting Member
Let me add a comment about some small fine Luthiers today that are building great great guitars, huge resonance, excellent woods, and hope they get discovered and grow, unfortunately the big 3 manufacturers have the market.
There are, and I have owned guitars built by those who are considered to be as good as anyone on the face of the earth. One studied under not one, but TWO master luthiers.
My PRSs are right in there with them that cost $25,000 and up, all hand built by 1 guy.
PRSs, especially the Private stocks, are no joke.
They are as good as any guitar, at any price, new or vintage.