Tony – The prices do fluctuate a bit based on sales, season, and availability of the instruments for Michael, from what I can tell. However, no matter what the price, Michael has TONS of options for purchasing the instruments. I can say from experience with three different instruments form him that he’s flexible. If the total price seems prohibitive, there are a handful of monthly payment options he’s willing to discuss. Just go to Superior violins site and click on the chat button. It’s pretty much always him that’s available.