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Old 03-27-2013, 11:38 PM   #1
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Is building a Warmoth guitar worth it?

Recently, after buying a new electric guitar from eBay and not getting 100% what I expected, I've thought about building a Warmoth guitar, since I'd be able to customize everything about the guitar. The thing about going with Warmoth is that it would be more expensive than the guitar I bought in the first place. I estimate it would cost about $1,400, including the parts and to have a luthier/tech put the guitar together. For those who have built a Warmoth guitar before, was it worth it to you, and would you recommend building a Warmoth guitar to someone else?
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:48 PM   #2
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I've seen some great guitars from Warmoth but honestly I would get a great Carvin for that same $1,400.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:09 AM   #3
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"Worth it" is a relative term. If Warmoth has exactly what you want, and if you assemble it properly, and you can handle the cost, then yes. Warmoth makes its bodies and necks to very high standards, and their finishes are outstanding. So at the very least, you'll end up with an excellent guitar.
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I considered building one a few months ago, but then I realized it would be too expensive, as I wanted a nice finish, nice wood and some binding, and I had a tag of over 1.5k without the electronics. They do look like they're worth it, though.
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Old 03-28-2013, 12:15 AM   #5
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Please don't duplicate threads in the wrong forum. This one's pretty much the same as the one you already have open in GB&C.

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