Re: Anybody heard of Abyss guitars
any builder who makes carved top guitars, allowing the user's own specs completely (custom inlay, custom body wood choice, custom color choice, neck shape, etc) is going to cost oodles of money. Alembic, McNaught, Very customized Suhrs, Abyss, actual custom shop (probably completely different divisions than standard models) PRSs, Gibsons, etc all charge 5 grand + for their top of the line one off customs. So really the prices for Abyss (Pedersons) are on par with any other true handmade customs. Some alembics i've seen in the 20000+ range.. same with PRSs with extensive inlay work, like the custom dragon models. So really i don't think Abyss is anymore higher priced than any other true custom builder.
EDIT: I'm not saying at all that there aren't good builders who make good products for less than those large amounts of money, becuase there definitely are. Just saying that, of that high end sort of "art" style guitar, don't be surprised to see very high prices.