Grudges rot the soul
The list price of a Les Paul (with hard case) in 1952 was apparently $261.50. According a website I looked at that is the equivalent (an inexact science, I know) of $2,432.68 in today's dollars. A 2019 LP standard is listed as $3,399.00. Scarcity might make the materials more expensive and skilled labour costs way more but automation should have a reducing effect. Is a 2019 standard eqivelent to 1952 standard (when new)? Is this right? Are they gouging? Anybody have any thoughts?