#1
ok so i decided to assemble a nice les paul guitar. i think i can get the parts at a good price (especially one one ebay where its a whole guitar that needs a neck replaced and all they want is 20 for shipping and 20 for the guitar).

anyways, when assembliing a guitar, what parts would you have to order brand new or can you get all ur parts off ebay? i would like to get them all off ebay and be cheap but if i have to buy something so itll work right i want to know. thanks
#2
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#3
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That's about it although I would buy the pots and output jack new there cheap enough already and you can usually get new ones cheaper on ebay anyway.
#4
a nut, you dont want a worn down one.
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#5
I don't know when the last time you've been on eBay to look.. but I don't see many $20 for the guitar body and $20 for shipping deals anymore. Not in a lot of years.. and especially nothing in the Les Paul department.

Epiphones with busted off headstocks still regularly bring $100+ stripped.. i just went down the 'build a cheap Les Paul' road, and it took me several weeks of picking and waiting and sniping to get all the parts for just under $500 including shipping.

What parts you need depends on what parts your "guitar that needs a neck replaced" is missing. Generally speaking, a Les Paul consists of the following parts.. from the top down..

1) Tuners
2) Truss Rod Cover
3) Nut
4) Top Strap Button
5) Neck Pickup - requires pickup ring and assorted screws
6) 3 Way Switch - 'Rythym/Treble' plate optional
7) Pickguard
8) Bridge Pickup - requires pickup ring and assorted screws
9) Bridge
10) Stop Tail Piece
11) 4 500K Long Shaft pots & 2 caps (season to taste)
12) 4 knobs of your choice
13) Bottom Strap Button

Then on the back.. from top to bottom..

14) Switch cavity plate
15) Pot cavity plate
#6
Why do you differentiate between 'new' and 'from eBay'? Lots of eBay sellers deal in new hardware...

...and like admbwr said, a nut is really all you'd really want to be new. New wires might be nice too, instead of desoldered, reused ones.