How much for that tele-deluxe in the window?
February 23, 2006 8:57 PM Subscribe
How do guitars and other musical gear get priced on the retail end?
posted by bardic to sports, hobbies, & recreation (12 answers total)
I'm a (very) amateur guitarist looking to purchase a mid-range electric. I'm pretty sure I know what I want, and my friendly local (and reputable) music store has it at $620, as opposed to $700 recommended from the manufacturer. All well and good, but why is the pricing on instruments so arbitrary, apparently? Why doesn't my FLMS put a price on each guitar hanging in the shop? Why do some manufacturers not even list a recommended price? Am I mistaken in thinking guitar pricing is a lot more opaque than other things, or is my FLMS not so friendly?