Hi, I am planning on building a custom Les Paul guitar next year. Next summer I am going to get a job and work all summer and save up a lot of money for this project, and in addition my dad will put money into it.

What would you say is a rough estimate of how much it will cost to make this guitar?

(Basically a Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway kind of guitar with gold hardware and a black finish... not sure of the specifics on anything yet)

I need to buy EVERYTHING needed in the process of guitar building.. because I have never made one.

Well im building a tele which cost me about $500 without wood, tools, or paint.