- Apr 16, 2012
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Great, so you've explored 10% of the market worldwide. Good thing you're not trying to be a statistician, you be VERY thin and living under a newspaper.First of all, the Long Scale is not a Baritone. The Long Scale is a 25.5" scale. When they do the Baritone, it's got a 28" scale.
The last limited edition model I bought was the 2013 Ebony Custom Lite, and there were 250 of those produced. When they hit the dealers and I was looking for the best deal I went online and contacted everyone - Sweetwater, Musicians Friend, Guitar Center, Sam Ash, Rainbow Guitars, Wildwood Guitars, etc. I remember how many each of those stores had in stock at the time.
When the Long Scale came out this year I was seriously thinking about getting one. Again I hit the online dealers, took note of their inventory and made the same inquiries. Each dealer had a few less Long Scales than what they had in those Custom Lites, which is why I estimate the run to be less than 250 and probably in the 100-200 range.
Is it exact? No. But it's an educated guess based on a comparison to a model that was made with a fixed production number.
But I'm really looking forward to your explanation of how you came about the 10,000 number. And please be specific with the exact tooling costs and profit margin on each guitar and whatever else you might know.
A CS guitar has a superb price increase and less automation, so less units needed. Needless to say, given we were both miles out, at least mine was guess and a deliberate exaggeration to make a point, rather than a poorly researched conclusion.