Who is this "we", you're the only one arguing. I never said anything about the cost of living in Japan. Exchange rates are in our favor, so you can essentially get a $2300 guitar for under $2000. How is that hard to understand?
BS. You're the only one who understands that absolutely pointless logic.
The only pretige that costs more is the top of the line neck through one, and thats only slightly over. We would still be paying over $2000 for a guitar that costs $1900 shipped from japan. However, this is only for the japanese market so its not exactly a good model
Well, I got news for you. You go ahead and continue buying your $1,900 guitars from Japan. Good for you. And I got some more news for you: If they were sold for $2,000 here in US, 99.9999% of the buyers would buy it here. The other 0.000001% would be you.
LOL. I fail to see any point here. What are you trying to demonstrate? There is a 70 pounds difference between the two. 3% of the cost. Peanuts.
Moreover, did you notice the RGT3120 right above the RGT320Q is priced 1,599 pounds (US$3,200)??? Well, that is a Prestige too, just so you know, priced 200 pounds higher than your JCRG8320, and was sold here in the US with a list price of $2,000.
Or may be you missed how that site prices an UV777BK? 1,488 pounds (US$3,000), or a 7VWH, or a Bad Horsie??? And on, and on, and on... but all of them priced much higher than that J-Custom. Refer back to my previous message for more data on prices.
Did you read my comment about the different markets and a direct comparison not being possible??? In fact, if there is a certain correlation between prices that you may be able to argument, is between the US market and that in Japan, as WE'VE demonstrated here. You've helped me well.