Lester B. Flat said:I think that's the way to go. You can order the parts and build it yourself or have it built by Warmoth, USACG, or B. Hefner. Hefner uses Fender blueprints, has the biggest choice of wood and neck shape options and nothing is made until you order it. It's custom made even if you put it together yourself. You could get a local luthier to do the final tweaks.
Well, I'd have to agree with most of that. You don't get to try before you buy and I have always sworn I'd never buy a guitar without playing it first.Jeff Flowerday said:The only problem with this method is you can get a dud. There are many documented cases, Warmoth guitars being totally dead, not being able to be setup right etc. etc.
Now this is just my opinion, but I'd just keep searching till I found the one instead of spending money on a crap shoot.
...i've met brian. he has a stellar reputation. someone told me he looks after all of rik emmett's guitars. didn't know he was a builder, though. hmmmmmm....Scottone said:There is a guy named Brian Mascarin in Toronto that makes nice guitars. Also, the guys that used to be at the Guitar Clinic... I think they are called Peghead guitars now.
I have a guitar on order from Scott Heatley out in BC...his stuff is supposed to be excellent (I hope so )