#1
Anyone used warmoth before? basically i cant get access to a workshop until i move house next few years and was looking to build a good warmoth instead. they claim their bolt on prs style guitars have as good sustain and tone as set neck,
Last edited by GhostReverie at Sep 29, 2008,
#2
What's funny is Bolt on>Set in, in terms of sustain. It's more the mass that the body has.
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#3
I have a Warmoth Mahogany Tele and although tone is subjective it's got as much sustain as my PRS. (It also weighs a ton...)
Last edited by bellerophon at Sep 29, 2008,
#4
Quote by bellerophon
I have a Warmoth Mahogany Tele and although tone is subjective it's got as much sustain as my PRS. (It also weighs a ton...)


is there pics of it on warmoths website?
#5
Warmoth quality is fine. There's three problems though:
1) You can't try it out before you buy it of course, and if you get it, put it together and then find the neck profile doesn't suit you or the fretwire you ordered is too low for you or so on, then you're screwed.
2) Warmoth isn't known for friendly, helpful customer service. Their products are top-quality, but god help you if you ever have a question for them...
3) They're a bit overpriced. A full guitar from them ends up costing just as much as any top guitar from a big brand like Fender or ESP, and other independent luthiers would usually do the same job for a bit cheaper.
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Warmoth quality is fine. There's three problems though:
1) You can't try it out before you buy it of course, and if you get it, put it together and then find the neck profile doesn't suit you or the fretwire you ordered is too low for you or so on, then you're screwed.
2) Warmoth isn't known for friendly, helpful customer service. Their products are top-quality, but god help you if you ever have a question for them...
3) They're a bit overpriced. A full guitar from them ends up costing just as much as any top guitar from a big brand like Fender or ESP, and other independent luthiers would usually do the same job for a bit cheaper.


well this isnt a problem because im in the UK so the exchange rate im looking at a tele with rosewood neck and 1 piece alder is about 400 pounds.

so do you have a warmoth?
Last edited by GhostReverie at Sep 29, 2008,
#7
You gave me an excuse to post this pic so here you go. All Warmoth parts. Their paint.



If you're ordering from the UK you'll also have to pay import taxes (£150ish iirc) so that goes onto the price as does the delivery (about £70ish iirc) so about +£210 for a full body, neck and hardware from Warmoth.
#8
Quote by MrFlibble
Warmoth quality is fine. There's three problems though:
1) You can't try it out before you buy it of course, and if you get it, put it together and then find the neck profile doesn't suit you or the fretwire you ordered is too low for you or so on, then you're screwed.
2) Warmoth isn't known for friendly, helpful customer service. Their products are top-quality, but god help you if you ever have a question for them...
3) They're a bit overpriced. A full guitar from them ends up costing just as much as any top guitar from a big brand like Fender or ESP, and other independent luthiers would usually do the same job for a bit cheaper.

I don't really know where this comes from. I politely asked them about their showcase and they responded with equal mannerisms.
#9
Quote by bellerophon
You gave me an excuse to post this pic so here you go. All Warmoth parts. Their paint.



If you're ordering from the UK you'll also have to pay import taxes (£150ish iirc) so that goes onto the price as does the delivery (about £70ish iirc) so about +£210 for a full body, neck and hardware from Warmoth.


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#11
Quote by GhostReverie
well this isnt a problem because im in the UK so the exchange rate im looking at a tele with rosewood neck and 1 piece alder is about 400 pounds.
If you're getting a full build (hardwear, electronics, finished, etc), it's going to set you back a bit more than £400. Friend of mine had a full Strat build from them, cost £680 for the parts (I think... could have been a tenner more or less), then + the import duty, handling fee (damn couriers tack money on for nothing), and VAT.
I had a Les Paul build from them with a couple of custom options (inlays, custom burst finish), and that in total cost me just over £1100. For that money I could have just bought a Gibson LP Classic when GAK were selling those at £900, or I could have gotten a Fender American Deluxe Strat...

so do you have a warmoth?
I had one, and I've had three other friends who have had Warmoth builds too (one has two). Only one of us has kept ours though. I can't speak for my friends of course, but for me personally, dealing with Warmoth's sales department left a rather bitter taste, the guitar itself felt very 'soulless', and though on paper it seemed great, in practise it turned out it just wasn't really suited to me at all. That's the price you pay for not trying something out before you buy it.


Don't get me wrong, the sheer build quality from Warmoth is great. It's just a helluva gamble if you don't really know for sure what you're ordering is going to be exactly right for you, and as a company I don't find any real advantage with using them over simply buying from say, Gibson, Fender, ESP, Ibanez, PRS, etc. I think Warmoth is a good way to go if you want something really special (like a Tele with a Floyd Rose, three single coils and a LP neck, or something random like that), but if you're just going for a straight Tele/Strat/LP/SG, I think you're better off just buying a regular one from a normal company off the shelf. It won't cost much more (and in some cases may even be cheaper), and at least you get to try the thing out before you chuck all your money at it.

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I don't really know where this comes from. I politely asked them about their showcase and they responded with equal mannerisms.
With me, they've been slow to reply (the fastest response I've ever gotten was just over two weeks), and I've only ever gotten very snotty answers. And that was while I was placing an order! Two of my friends have had similar problems with them.
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#12
Ive gotten 2 bodies and 2 necks from warmoth but I just got unfinished parts and did the rest myself. They arent the cheapest if your looking for something thats gonna be a standard item. But if you want something different then they are pretty good. But you do gotta know what your ordering. As said you dont get to try anything before buying. Never had any problems with their service.
#13
i know what i want and to get anything with rosewood necks and satin finishes etc the big companies also put on a huge mark up in the price.
#14
i just built one and the quality is really high, it's a really good option if you just can't find the style of guitar ou are after, you have to know exactly what you want though, iv had enoug hexperience with different guitars that i knew exctly the sound i was going for but i still had to go out and try different guitars to work out exatly what neck size fret size etc.

and being in australia it was cheaper than buyign a guitar too, all up it cost me a little under a grand... thats about the price for an epiphone les paul custom or MIM strat... so it's pretty good value over here


also i really had no problems with there customer service. i recieved emails the day after i sent them and they were very helpful during the ordering process

also i'd finish the body yourself, it's pretty easy and cheap... cost me abotu $20
#15
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i just built one and the quality is really high, it's a really good option if you just can't find the style of guitar ou are after, you have to know exactly what you want though, iv had enoug hexperience with different guitars that i knew exctly the sound i was going for but i still had to go out and try different guitars to work out exatly what neck size fret size etc.

and being in australia it was cheaper than buyign a guitar too, all up it cost me a little under a grand... thats about the price for an epiphone les paul custom or MIM strat... so it's pretty good value over here


also i really had no problems with there customer service. i recieved emails the day after i sent them and they were very helpful during the ordering process

also i'd finish the body yourself, it's pretty easy and cheap... cost me abotu $20


you got any pics of it mate?
#16
Quote by bellerophon
You gave me an excuse to post this pic so here you go. All Warmoth parts. Their paint.



If you're ordering from the UK you'll also have to pay import taxes (£150ish iirc) so that goes onto the price as does the delivery (about £70ish iirc) so about +£210 for a full body, neck and hardware from Warmoth.


How much did that cost you in total in pounds includind all tax etc.?
#17
Bearing in mind I bought enough for a build and a bit (pots, tuners etc but no pups) and paid for extras (ss fretwire, graphtech nut etc) it was about £650 ($1260) delivered but then had the 'pleasure' of paying another £140 ($270) taxes

There were some extras that aren't in the pic (scratchplate, spares etc) but the price was negligible.
#19
When I get some cash I'm definitely getting a Warmoth-built LP...

Too bad it'll probably cost me well over $1000 USD, but that's still much better than Gibson's prices!
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