That's right, Chris. The asking prices of the DE's are astronomic. Though the specs suggest that the guitar is unique, and probably designed to suit Duane's twangy style of sound. I can't imagine I'm a player like Duane. Therefore, I should stay away from this one.Maybe, maybe not. But the Ukes are a heck of a lot cheaper!
You might want to look at Gretsch's Duane Eddy guitar or Duane Eddy 6-string bass. Their prices are more reasonable!Since Duane Eddy was an early inspiration to me as a guitarist--I saw him live in 1959--I would love
to have a DE-500, but they are out-of-this-world expensive!
Were the T-500 and T-400 Guild guitars? I thought the DeArmond T400 was the closest thing to a DE-400.