Why are strings so expensive? Is there any reason aside from making money? It costs about 6$ for 6 guitar strings, but an arm and a half for four violin strings (exaggeration). Is there really that big of a difference? are they really hard to produce? I know a lot are made out of different matierial, but you could buy a family a matching set of nylon jump suits for half the price of a set of nylon strings, or is it a different kind of nylon?
Plus, with the amount of livestock slaughtered everyday, you would think that gut strings would cost less then a lamb chop dinner. I just don't understand this.
Mabye they assume all violinists are rich and snooty like the stereotype for people that like classical music.
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