Red Dog Music | Oct 9, 2018 | 0
Why are some guitars more expensive than others?
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.