#1
Because of my in-experience of guitar building, I decided to buy a premade body and enck off warmoth, then just paint it, put it together, wire it myself etc.

Anyway, I wanted to get a Solid Body VIP style, but it came up as $510 for just the blank with all the routing options. No paint, no chambers etc. All the other bodies I priced were around $250-$300. Is that actually the price of that body, or did I do something wrong when building it?
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#3
so how are you planning on GETTING experience, hmmm?

other than that one question I have no problems with your good plan and support you wholeheartedly.
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#4
^This, warmoth will only get you experience in *assembling* guitars, not building them.
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Because of my in-experience of guitar building, I decided to buy a premade body and enck off warmoth, then just paint it, put it together, wire it myself etc.

Anyway, I wanted to get a Solid Body VIP style, but it came up as $510 for just the blank with all the routing options. No paint, no chambers etc. All the other bodies I priced were around $250-$300. Is that actually the price of that body, or did I do something wrong when building it?

The cost of your body is going to be mostly based on the wood type(s). What type of wood did you choose?

EDIT: I checked the showcase. I'd say that it's the body shape making it cost so much.
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The cost of your body is going to be mostly based on the wood type(s). What type of wood did you choose?

EDIT: I checked the showcase. I'd say that it's the body shape making it cost so much.


I tried with a few different kinds of woods. So i geuss it's just the shape.

And if you have never built a guitar before, buying a body and neck blank and assembling will still help you learn.
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Washburn Paul Stanley Sig
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Fender CD-60CE
Line 6 Spider III 120
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#7
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I tried with a few different kinds of woods. So i geuss it's just the shape.

And if you have never built a guitar before, buying a body and neck blank and assembling will still help you learn.

so would taking apart and reassembling a guitar.

EDIT: I am intentionally telling you what you don't want to hear. if you choose to ignore, it makes no difference to me. I think that making a body at least would teach you a lot.
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#8
Yep, I learned a lot from just taking apart my old strat knockoff.

Not trying to discourage you, just saying it might save you a few hundred.
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