#1
just wondering the quality of stew mac parts. i was thinking when i get some money i want a tele and a strat. but then i seen stew mac and wanted to know if i used parts all from them (minus pick ups) would i have a guitar as good as a fender?
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#2
There's no guarantee it will be as good as a fender, since you might not get it right the first time or just have bad luck. That's the problem with building your own is that you're stuck with what they send you, unlike with production guitars where you can go play a dozen and pick the best one.
That said, I know the necks are licensed to some degree by fender and must be at or better than their MIM spec. I would guess they have a similar agreement with the bodies. So at least you're starting with MIM or better spec parts. The rest depends on you.
#3
The parts from stew mac are pretty good. The ready to go strat necks they sell are might mite dont know how good they are. But their hardware is just as good if not better than what most guitar companies use. Ive never had any problems with their parts.
#4
The chrome on a strat jack plate I bought from them was ok but not too great I don't really have a problem with it. If you want fender quality I would just buy as many fender parts as you can there not that expensive and there real fenders.
There customer service is great
I bought a truss rod from them and the nut wasn't securley attached to the rest of the truss rod and broke off after I fretted the neck so I cut off the fretboard and dug it out Only to find out when I emailed them to hopefully get some kind of refund they sent me all the parts when I showed them a pic of the broken nut and they would have sent me a $250 truss rod repair kit if it wasn't too late.
#5
well it came out to around $860(with out pick ups but those would be chnaged on the fender anyways) for a tele and a strat so if they are good quality parts i would be better off with that.
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#6
They're of very good quality, in my opinion. They have amazing customer service, so if you have a problem with them, just contact them about it.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#7
so would it be better to build these two guitar for $860+pickups, finish (would be putting new pick ups in if i bought fender most likely anyways) or forking out the extra cash for fender guitars?
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#9
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Building is so much more fun and it leaves you feeling accomplished in the end, I would go for the Stew Mac parts. And +1 on their customer service being top notch, they respond quickly and are very helpful.


yeah thats also why i want to and i can get everything i want on it. but i also want a good guitar for my money
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Changing strings on a bigsby is alarmingly similar to flossing the teeth of a pissed-off sabertooth tiger while blindfolded.