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Why are some guitars more expensive than others?

Why are some guitars more expensive than others?

Fender Guitars

A question we get asked a lot: there is a huge difference between the prices of the least expensive and the most expensive guitars on our web site. Why is this?

There are various reasons, but on a basic level, it is about the quality of materials and workmanship. A quality electric guitar will have been lavished with attention and often will have been partially hand-built, meaning the components are put together with more care and love than a completely machine-built guitar.

Furthermore, the materials used in the building of the instrument may be rarer (and hence more expensive) because they have a specific grain structure and density that is well suited to use in a musical instrument (rather than being well suited to being turned into a table!). A well built instrument will thus sound better as well as lasting longer.

On a purely subjective level, a good quality electric guitar should simply feel better to play – a smoother neck, a more sculptured body style etc. – and hence can help you improve your playing style.

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Red Dog Music

Dawsons Music is delighted to announce that the Red Dog Music brand is now part of the Dawsons family. This is an exciting opportunity to bring both communities together and create a stronger, wider network of people passionate about music gear. We both share a common heritage to support musicians throughout the UK and Dawsons want to support Red Dog Music customers in their continued musical journey.

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