#1
Im looking for a cheap guitar to mod and experiment on. I can probably get a Charvette by Charvel for 100 bucks, maybe 75. Is it a good deal for a cheap modding guitar?

EDIT: What about a Washburn Mercury II MG-821?
Last edited by nickdohle at May 27, 2011,
#3
Take the neck off the body, and throw the body away. The necks are sweet but the nasty plywood bodies are shocking. Look out for a Charvel body and go from there. If you can get it lower than 75, then go for it.
#4
If you want something to mod, keep an eye out for older Peavey Predators and Nitros. They were both USA made and can be had for chump change (usually 100-200) and are a great base for mods.
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#5
If you want a guitar to mod, find something with a good body. Plywood is not good guitar material.

The neck of a Charvette is amazing, though. I'd get the Charvette and throw the body away, keeping just the neck. Then, get a good body with the same neck joint and combine the two.
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#6
I was unaware that they had ply wood bodies! Thanks for that.

How are Washburn Mercury II MG-821s? I can probably get it for 125 or so.
#7
Also I'd recommend Aria STG's. They all have alder bodies and maple necks with bathtub routing. Ripe for modding. I bought one for that purpose and it turned out great. They're cheap as hell second hand too.
#8
are aria good guitars, as i was looking at getting them also
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#9
For $50 I'd buy it, but no more than that.
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