I'm still very new to guitars, so please bear with me!
I'm just trying to feel my way through the CG forest.
Regarding the pricing of new instruments:
A "cheap" guitar, IMO, is $300 and under.
An "intermediate" guitar is $300-700.
An advanced student? guitar is $700-3000.
After that you get into higher end factory guitars and starter luthier guitars.
Yet - I've had people say a $700 guitar is really expensive. I suppose it all comes down to perspective?
Now - I've looked at at couple of $4,000-6,000 factory guitars (Gibsons - not classical however). So why would you buy one of those over a luthier instrument? Just because of branding - or do they have something else going for them?