I think we need to define working class musician before we say he did not build amps for them/ us.Nope. He was strictly boutique and his amps were always expensive. I think he priced things like that to weed out non-serious musicians at first but, over time, his tone sort of led to famous folk following. He would still do work for the non-famous (assuming you could even get a hold of him) but he had to want to work with you, first and foremost, and then you had to pony up the $$$ in full.... and expect to not get your amp for maybe years later, if ever. If you ticked him off by hounding him about it etc., you'd get nothing. I read a story once were a guy waited over 5 years before he finally got his amp.
He charged something like the cost of a new LP and 335.
A lot of money, but can we agree that many working class musicians manage to buy at that price point?
Not for guys who struggle to pay for Squier and Epi, but we seem to "need" ten guitars, and if they are all made by the original company as opposed to being third world copies, we could also afford a Dumble amp price.