Three Reasons Why The Most Expensive Guitar Doesn't Necessarily Mean It's The Best One
We've all heard about this type of thing. How a very expensive and extremely valuable thing does not necessarily mean it's the best there is. It's kind of like how a twenty thousand dollar car can sometimes fair better than that of something that can cost ten thousand dollars more. Think about it; how can something that's considerably cheaper outperform and out best something that is seemingly superior as far a price tags go?
Guitars are no stranger to this sort of thing, kind of like how designer shirts are exorbitantly more expensive compared to that of the less fancy clothing brands but have similar comfort, fit and anything else. Depending on the guitar you're choosing to buy, there may actually be a lot of designs out there that give off great sound and still offer some relief to your pocketbook.
1. You're practically paying for the brand, and not necessarily the guitar itself.
You've got to hand it to guitar manufacturers out there. Sometimes, they just simply get too carried away at putting a hefty price tag that's still appealing to consumers to buy. We see this all the time in other consumer products like clothing. Do you have any idea as to how much a designer dress costs? Compare that to another dress bought from a clothing brand that's less elite and less “designer.” You might find that there's an overly obvious price disparity among the two.
As far as guitars go, the brand of the manufacturer also has a whole lot of influence as to how certain guitars are priced. All the advances in technology, better design, better acoustics or whatever are simply value added activities that offer minimal increase to a product's price. What takes up the lion's share of the mark up is usually the brand itself. This is evidently true as well especially when the brand you plan on choosing whether it's Fender, Gibson or any other type of really super cool guitar out there.
2. It doesn't guarantee the best durability as well.
How do you know when you have yourself a guitar that's durable and dependable at the same time? It is when you know that the sound is still pretty good despite the years put on it, and that the material used to make the guitar is still in very good condition even when it's got some years to tell already.
The problem with overly expensive guitars is that these don't necessarily guarantee durability that's fit for its price. In fact, it could very well be beaten by its cheaper counterparts that have proven track records and credible testimonials from its buyers.
3. It may sound just as good as those guitars that cost a fraction lower.
If you buy a guitar that's expensive but can also play bass and double up as a microphone at the same time, then you probably are making the most out of your money. But if it still does perform the same way as a typical guitar does, then you're definitely better off buying a cheaper one without sacrificing it's sound, quality and of course durability.