#2


..no.

Thousands and thousands of dollars

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#4
lol.

what would you like.
you have a choice of:
body wood
neck wood
fingerboard
bridge
nut
tuners
pickups
colours
and much much more..


if you go all out custom, you won't find much for under 2000 bucks.
try www.carvin.com semi-custom.
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#5
A buddy of mine is getting his custom made 7 string jazz box in the next month or so. He ordered it about 2 1/2 years ago, and it cost about $20k USD. Some are cheaper, some are more expensive, it really depends on what you want and how booked up the luthier is.
#6
it depends on what you want, and who makes it
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Thousands and thousands of dollars


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#9
You could make your own guitar for $1000 probably (my friend made his for under $500 I believe), you get someone else to build it and your looking at a lot more (think $10000 and up if it's a one of a kind from a luthier, and not something like Carvin, which are still expensive)
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#11
Check out ormsby guitars I have a polka dot flying v being made by him for 2k. He is great to work with, and will answer any questions you have.
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#12
All depends on what ya want. If I were to get a custom, id go all the way to KXK in California, but in general, a great custom guitar would probably be around 1000-3000
#15
I suggest one of two options

a ) Save up a ****load of money and actually order a custom. It'll take a while and be expensive, but DAMN are they fine guitars.

b ) Home grow one! Buy a standard guitar from a company of your choosing. If there's anything not to your liking, buy extra bits, pups, bridge parts, ect. and put 'em in. A cheaper alternative that really isn't that much worse. Workmanship in guitars is nonexistant until you reach custom level, so buy a mid-range guitar from your company of choice (i.e Ibanez RG350, Fender Mexican Strat, ect.) and mod up. A say buy a mid-range one because while there isn't a whole lot of actual workmanship, quality control gets better as they get more expensive, generally. A mid-range one is perfect as you'll end up swapping out bits anyway and you can be sure of decent quality control.
Of course if you go into the local store, trying the guitar(s) out is a surefire way to know that you get a quality instrument.
#18
^Yeah, but that's not really custom. It's more like adding options to existing models.
#19
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^Yeah, but that's not really custom. It's more like adding options to existing models.


True, but it's somewhat more economic than actually getting a custom. And you wouldn't believe how hard it is to find a non-Fender custom shop in Australia.
#20
my singer is getting a custom made guitar from darkwater guitar for a thousand and some change, its ****ing high quality stuff too. Really sweet guitars.
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#21
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True, but it's somewhat more economic than actually getting a custom. And you wouldn't believe how hard it is to find a non-Fender custom shop in Australia.


its hard to find alot

i can't even find a freggen idiot to sell me a jackson rr 3 and im in MELBOURNE ffs
#22
Ran guitars is a good place too. they gave me a quote for a custom explorer and it came out to be about 2500 american
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True, but it's somewhat more economic than actually getting a custom. And you wouldn't believe how hard it is to find a non-Fender custom shop in Australia.



There are 19 "custom" guitar makers in West Australia alone. I know of many more throughout Australia, and regularly speak with at least ten of the bigger guys throughout Australia. There was a thread somewhere of just Aussie luthiers who have websites, and the list was 35-40 links long. Of course, you arent going to see most of these guys advertise, they are either too busy, or dont have the finances. Some of them really struggle to make ends meet, which makes it hard to expand/advertise/etc. Some of the guys like being unknown, and it seems they do everything they can to NOT let anyone know about them (and then bitch about lack of clients!)

Some simply customise their own models, and some are what i call "true" customshops (anything goes). There arent too many 'true' customshops that specialise in electric guitars though, most of the luthiers only deal with accoustics (and their own models).

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#25
Besides Carvin- which, while not truly custom, ARE truly well made- look around.

I've not seen a custom for under $1500. However, sometimes, you can find deals from luthiers. I own 5 from Jon Kammerer out of Keokuk, Illinois. http://jonkammererguitars.com/jkgsale_005.htm

Some of them were $2K or so, but I got one on a clearance sale for $750 and another for $900. He had some things he needed $$$ for, so he decided to clear some inventory. While they weren't custom, they WERE made to the same standards as his custom stuff.
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