aaarrrgghhh! Someone take that wet blanket off me!!!!!!I supplied a Willard Wixom one of my kits about a year ago... same guy? I dunno but that body shape looks mighty familiar. Anyway, he isn't doing the luthier community any favors charging those prices!
Supply and demand will win out I'm sure. I imagine his prices will rise once the customers start knocking the door down. Healthy competition is a good thing I would have thought as luthiers strive to be better at their craft? In any case, as with anything in life, we all need to start the journey somewhere. Give the guy a break. Good on him I say!!! Each builder has their corner of the market...yours is just a higher end market surely, and in a different continent, no?