3 years ago

How much may it cost?

In online discussions circling around the broad topic of music hardware one burning question seems to arise commonly: how much is a piece of technical/musical equipment allowed to cost, before it gets branded with the haunting label "overprized"? This question is more complicated than it seems at first glance, because quality, availability and so on plays also into this. A old Roland drum machine may be worthless if you count the value of its components, it may be overprized for the complexity of its circuit and so on – objectively it would never be worth the money, if there wasn't some sort of vintage hype around it. Yet nobody seems to complain about the pricy vintage gear. Why?

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