#1
would it cost to build a guitar from nothing? im talking about everything. the whole sha-bang. with neck, pickups, pots, switches, tuners, etc.

everything done yourself too. well ill be getting help from a friend for free lol.

but yeah. can i get an estimate?

the body i want to use will be alder most likely.
and maple neck.
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#2
depends on quality of wood, where you buy wood, what quality of parts (ie pickups, bridge, tuners, etc.), type of guitar (pickup config, type of bridge), whether you havew to buy tools or not. The range can be pretty extreme.
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#3
well im not the richest so lets say the quality of everything will be average. not cheap but not expensive. and it will be H-H config. what then?
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#6
Anywhere from free if you have all the parts sitting around to millions of dollars if you're getting industrial machinery. More realistically it would be around $500-$1500 for a midrange to high quality guitar if we're just talking parts.
#7
I did a shopping list for my build the other day without including templates, necessary router bits, and the like, because I will use those for future builds.

A lower estimate would be $400 US.
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#8
my build cost $300. but, i cheaped out on alot of parts...a "good" quality build is usually in the range of $500, "great" would be $700 or more, unless, of course, you already have some of the necessary materials.
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#9
i can get most of the parts for relatively cheap.i know ppl lol.

the only thing i dont wanna cheap out on is the pickups and neck.
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#10
Can your friend make a neck for you? That would save you some bucks.
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Morley Bad Horsie 2
Boss CE-5

ISP Decimator
Boss DD-6
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#11
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It can get very very exspensive.. Look at what this guy did..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIlULMB4jRU

allmost looked to me like that guy was just fapping to his own LP.

man, i hate re-issue guitars...
i mean, whats gonna happen when we re-issue a 1959, 2009 lp re-issue...

and in 50 years (2059) we wont have 2009 re-issues, because they didnt make new guitars, just shhtty old ones.......


its ok when the buyer of the guitar makes them styled liike they were back then (like, i will have to have a bright yellow 80's guitar at somepoint ), but dont have factorys makeing them!
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#12
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Can your friend make a neck for you? That would save you some bucks.


nope. im hoping to order one. preferably a fast neck for shred.

i wish i had a friend that made necks but unfortunately that the only thing i cant get cheap.

how much does a fast neck go for?
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#13
a good neck is expensive, the best cheap necks I can recommend are used squires.
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