Ah forgot to reply, Yeah it was just a modern. I've been keeping my eye open for one and checking out prices lately, might try and get one next year.. Got quite a few things lined up for this year already
But after that, I'm sold on Suhr as a great instrument, definitely will get one to be my main 6.
But the thing is that what other industry really does a lot of things that are "made to order" or custom?
Beer (Ask me how I know. )
Custom Hockey Sticks
Custom Golf Clubs
Custom Tobacco Pipes
Custom Surf Boards
There are literally hundreds more. All take skill, high grade materials, and a whole lot of time.
Plus the guitar industry has boomed in the past ten years or so, granted it has been growing significantly since it start but within the past ten to twenty years it has grown a lot more than ever before, it is still a very young industry in the grand scheme of things.
The guitar industry is over eight centuries old. The current model in the US has been around since the 30's.
The industry boomed in the early 90's, but actually has been declining slightly since. Only in the last few years has it been on the significant rebound. I know because I've worked in it.