Re: How much does the manufacturing cost?
Ibanez has to produce guitars at a price that they can sell to the distributors and make money, after all the costs they incur as a business. The distributor has to make a profit after paying import duties, advertising, etc. and then sell to the dealer so that the dealer can make money. The dealer has to mark it up enough to make enough money to make a living, after they pay all their expenses. There are a lot of people that have to get paid on that long trail.