Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: The Netherlands
Re: Why buy prestige?
The thing that makes a guitar expensive is not as much the woods that are used, but it's the time that goes into each and every instrument, and the skill of the person working on it. The level of skill of a luthier working in the Fujigen factory is quite a bit higher then that of an indonesian based luthier. Meaning that you pretty much get a better playing, and better sounding instrument for a bit more money.
That being said, indonesian guitars are by no means bad! My RGD7421 with painkillers is a joy to play, and most definitely holds up for the money I spent on it