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Old 11-10-2019, 02:56 PM
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Originally Posted by hamburg325 View Post
You can't be a Lexus and Toyota at the same time. Breedlove elected to go the mass-market Toyota route, hurting the value perceptions of their "Lexus" guitars.
While I do not know the history of Breedlove guitars, I do know Lexus is consistently shown to have the best retained value of automobile brands. It doe not appear that Lexus's re-sale value is hurt by their connection to Toyota.

https://www.edmunds.com/car-reviews/...alue-cars.html

https://www.jdpower.com/business/pre...e-value-awards

As already noted, PRS, USA Made Electrics do not appear to be negatively impacted in the resale market by their offshore counterparts, however like others, I do not consider the re-sale value of a guitar when my ears and hands have decided on a purchase.
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