Build Or Buy?

Discussion in 'Guitar Building' started by drguitar78, Apr 3, 2019.

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Should I build or buy?

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  1. drguitar78

    drguitar78 New Member

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    I have a friend who has “built” a few guitars from parts on warmoth. I told him I’m in the market for a new fender performer series strat (hss) @ $1099 and he offered to build one instead. If we assume he is skilled, do you think I would be better off buying the fender or do I stand to gain significantly more value by assembling one from parts?

    Thanks for any advice!
     
  2. mistermikev

    mistermikev Member

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    i guess you are taking the right first step in asking questions... if you have him build it (assuming he is skilled) I'm sure you will end up with much more guitar for the money... but if you buy it (esp if u buy used) your resale value is going to be much better. that's the trade off. the general concensus is that parts guitars drop value like digital rack gear. that said my partscasters play better, sound better, have tighter neck joint, better pickups, better hardware, better shielding, better fret work, better materials, better finish than any fender at twice the price and I chose the specs that matched me exactly. so in short... I think I can speak for everyone here by saying build it!
     

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