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  1. #1
    dragonball is offline Beginner
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    Mar 2007

    Guitars Costly in Japan?

    I was going through a Yamaha site and couldn't help but wonder that guitars cost more than India there!!

    Why is this the case? A friend of mine was coming from Tokyo and I was thinking of getting a guitar from there if there was a significant price difference.

  2. #2
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    alpha1 is offline I BLUES!
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    Dec 2005
    Price is not dependent on manufacturing cost.
    Its based on market willingness to pay the specific price - and consequently sellers decision to price high sell less qty or price low and sell more qty.

    Its very possible that with elevated standard of living in Japan (and similarly Europe) things are actually more expensive there than in India (because even that is inexpensive for the ppl living there)
    You donít get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate.

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    tvs is offline Newbie
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    Sep 2011
    MIJ guitars are not as costly as it appears the quality of sound i awesome it is worth buying a MIJ guitar. I purchased a Edwards LP MIJ guitar with Seymor Duncans SH-1 and SH-4 pickups awsome guitar almost comparable to a gibson LP. It Cost me 78000 yen (45K approx).You can check the sound quality on the YOUTUBE EDWARDS E-LP-92SD/QM - Led Zeppelin(cover) - - YouTube. EDWARDS guitars are produced by ESP but sold only in japan. you can also check the MIJ Fenders they are very affordable comparable to Fender USA.

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    Apr 2007
    Yeah MIJ guitars are definitely worth the price considering the quality of those. I am a proud owner of MIJ Ibanez model who is unfortunately trying to sell it for saving up some money for buying other stuff by making use of such forums to spread the word bout it :p
    Guitars : USA Fender Stratocaster 1981 Collectors Series, Ibanez RG420eg, Cort X6vpr Snake skin, Custom Tele Style Guitar
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