Come and live in England! If you catch a luthier at the right time in his career you may get an absolute bargain, I wish I could afford to buy two of the guitars I am having made! I 'm sure they will be sought after very soon so sometimes it may be possible to get a luthier made instrument for less than a high end factory guitar, if the luthier is great and the price is affordable it is the only option. Don't forget there a great number of luthier made used instruments around, it doesn't have to be new.Astra Piotr wrote:Hello everyone,
Pepe has mentioned prices. I didn't actually mean that the prices are too high.
In fact, I've only heard that the prices of luthiers' models are higher and it's generally true. You know it's a relative thing. All depends on your income. In Poland we don't earn much and the only giutar I can afford are the ones from the cheaper end of the market. It's simply that I wouldn't probably be abale to afford andy luthiers models. Even if, like in Pepe's case, someone is keeping the prices down. (In fact I don't even know how much Pepe charges for his guitars. Still, his attitude is a guarantee that his models are wonderful )
By the way. Is it possible that the luthier's model can be cheaper than the top factory made models ???
So true Pepe and the story is just as magical everytime it is repeated, love is at the heart of all great art and certainly is manifest in the work of talented luthiers.pepe wrote:Do you know how much Andres Segovia paid Manuel Ramirez for his first good classical concert guitar? before he was SEGOVIA? ......ZERO!!! Yes, zipo! nothing! So, remember that many people is in guitar for the love to the guitar, not to the money. Seek and you shall find!