Charles has just come back from a trade show in China and has met with the very best of the manufacturers there.
Following his debrief on this trip, I am considering bringing in a high-end, Chinese-made, left handed acoustic guitar model. It will be $1000 (approx US$750.) Not too cheap. Not too expensive. Very high quality.
I don’t know if there is a market there.
The price of Chinese-made instruments has been creeping up and up in recent times. It is a sign of changing times.
Back in the 1970s we all used to laugh and joke about Japanese-made guitars. Then some time passed… and the world had to sit up and take notice in the end. China has been going through this same process. Charles and I make top-end custom guitars. Charles is the #1 top luthier in Australia. He is naturally a skeptic. So, I was very surprised hear him suggest this. History looks to be repeating!
If you are interested in a high quality lefty acoustic guitar priced at the $1000 mark then send me an email. I am sure many of you are tired of crappy, cheap, acoustic guitars on the one hand, and extremely pricey, high end acoustic guitars ln the other hand.
We need something in the middle.