- Sep 16, 2020
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I never thought of it that way. Guess you’re right.Binding, labor for the binding, glue for the binding, mother of Pearl. More material as far as acrylic markers. Nitrocellulose lacquer is more labor intensive. Mahogany and maple is substantially more expensive than swamp ash and alder, due to demand, quality, etc. Set necks require more labor. Fender guitars are bolted on. Single coils require 1 bobbin as opposed to 2. At the end of the day, they require way more material and labor for a Les Paul. More sandpaper, glue and time. Why do you think a American Original Strat is more expensive than an American professional?
More Material + More Labor = $$$
Pretty straight forward when you look at it logically.