There are a lot of expensive instrument brands out there. But what really sets them apart from their more affordable counterparts?
In this post, we take a closer look at some of the most expensive guitar brands today.
Fender guitars are synonymous to Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and other legends. Fender’s Stratocaster and Telecaster models are the best. This brand was founded back in 1946 so you realize why it is the most prominent brand there is.
You can get a standard one for over $600 and if you want a custom-made product like the Jimmy Page Mirror Telecaster, then you’ll need more than $2000 in your pocket.
Fender offers electric, acoustic and even bass guitars. You can also get all the guitar pedals, accessories and amps you need from Fender.
Fender’s biggest rival is probably Gibson when it comes to a wide selection of guitar products for many years now. Gibson’s biggest model is the Les Paul inspired by legendary jazz and blues master Les Paul.
You can buy a Gibson electric guitar for over $2000 and that is probably the most affordable one there is.
Keith Richards, the lead guitarist of The Rolling Stones played the Les Paul model. The Les Paul Gibson he played from 1964 to 1967 was sold to a collector for more than $900,000.
C.F. Martin & Company
Established back in 1833, Martin is the representation of acoustic guitar excellence. You can either buy a standard series 0-18 for $3099 today or go for an OM-45 De Luxe Authentic 1930 for $99,999.
Martin became a staple brand for hundreds of musicians from the past to the present like Elvis Presley, Kurt Cobain, John Mayer and Ed Sheeran.
The manufacturer continues to release new collections of guitars, ukuleles and even guitar strings. Martin’s guitar string products are also the best including the Authentic Acoustic Marquis, Acoustic Lifespan, Retro, Classical Premium and Clapton’s Choice.
A classical set will cost you $5.99 per set today. Martin is known for quality guitars, materials and unique designs.
Built by Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug back in 1974, Taylor Guitars became a favorite brand among a number of global artists. Grammy-winning artist Taylor Swift really lucked out with her name and is among the many Taylor guitar players out there. Taylor offers both acoustic and electric guitars.
You can buy your own Taylor guitar for $500. If you want, you can buy Taylor’s Presentation Series Guitars made with stripped West African ebony and Sitka spruce or rare sinker redwood.
One Presentation will cost you $8,899 and you get to choose among the guitars few models, the PS14ce, PS16ce or the PS12ce.