Yes They are over priced. A problem as well is certain guitars like the j12 40e 12 string are not in most music stores, therefor you cannot play one. You have to order it and take your chances. Thats a hell of a chance when spending $3800. I do believe I would not be dissapointed but it is still a gamble most musicians do not want to take. Martin seems to be all about production assembly lines.I played at least 4 martins price from $800-$3400 at a music store and none of the martins came close to several other guitars i played that were half the price.
unhappy about this for sure.Saving my hard earn cash for a martin and now im not to sure what brand I will choose.Would love to try the mcphearsons 12 strings.