What all the instruments in the article have in common is that they were made in a factory. There are lots of classical guitars, mostly student models, that also come out of a factory. But all the serious concert guitars are hand-made. In the case of my guitar, the builder made a guitar about every three months. With each one he changed the design a bit so there are no two alike. That's why it is worth five figures. If you look here, you will see that concert guitars commonly sell for from $2000 at the low end to $20,000 at the high end. An average is probably around $6000.
Of course, compared to the prices of violins and cellos, this is a trivial amount!
|Guitar by Robert Holroyd, 1983|