#1
Well after saving and waiting for around a year, I finally reached about the half way of the 1500$ needed for a '62 fender reissue. However, today, a grand idea dawned on me: Warmoth. SO heres my question: would buying each separate part from warmoth be comparable to that of a fender? Im completely new to guitar customization, and excluding the new pickguard/pups i soldered and put in, itd be my first project (although really, warmoth would do 99% of the work).

EDIT: also, after working out the prices, it seems a warmoth would cost (very) approx 700-900 with everything I'd need, as opposed to the 1500 for the fender
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#2
they don't drill so many holes for you. like the strat button, u gotta drill urself. just throwing that out cuz i wanted a warmoth, but im not so great with drills.
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#3
For 600 less, and exactly what you want, it's totally worth it.

The only thing you lose is the neck saying "Fender", but you already have a Fender, so it should all be good. By the way, Warmoth sells some pretty nice decals.

EDIT: To the fellow above me, I'm sure if you asked they could do it for you. If not, it wouldn't cost any more than 50 bucks (most likely a lot less) at a guitar shop.
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#4
Judging by the avatar, I'm guessing you're a John Frusciante/RHCP fan, what with the wanting a 62 Strat (which is what John uses). Nothing wrong with that. That sounds like a good idea, but I don't know if it'll be the same amount of quality. You'll have to check with a more experienced user, I guess. Good luck though!
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haha ya caught me on the John frusciante influence, but yeah, it seems to be a great deal, although the only apparent difference, other than the fender name, is the nitro finish that the 62 has, which ive heard sounds and ages better.

EDIT: to will minus: to you have an direct warmoth experience? my friend bought a bridge, and while it seemed to be of good quality, its hard to base much on that.
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For 600 less, and exactly what you want, it's totally worth it.

The only thing you lose is the neck saying "Fender", but you already have a Fender, so it should all be good. By the way, Warmoth sells some pretty nice decals.

EDIT: To the fellow above me, I'm sure if you asked they could do it for you. If not, it wouldn't cost any more than 50 bucks (most likely a lot less) at a guitar shop.



they don't drill them. i e-mailed them, and completely said... "NO, WE DON'T DRILL ADDITIONAL HOLES." kinda made me sad...
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#8
i kind of dig the comfort contoured heel from warmoth. it looks really tight.
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#9
I personally don't have any experience with Warmoth (yet), but I've read a lot of good things on the forum here. Defiantly worth the money, in my opinion.
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#10
to experiment: the only problem with that site, while very cheap, is that they refuse to paint their guitars and warmoth wont accept nonwarmoth guitars to paint, and as Im a very poor guitar painter, I may just have to settle for warmoth

Ive heard fantastic things about their necks, and although expensive, they have the vintage gloss finish that i neeeeed.
thanks for all the help, and any more input would be appreciated also
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