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mroulier
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Are your prayer beads maple or rosewood?
Sep 6th, 2017 12:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Did you get exactly what you wanted or did you compromise to save $$$...
I'm in the middle of deciding between a simply black body on the showcase, or spending the extra $100 to get a quilt top showcase body and have them paint it...
Or, spend the extra $75 on top of that and get it personalized all the way...(swamp ash and quilt maple, forearm contour, quilt top, trans red finish...)
I'm so confused...but in a good way. :)


Leftee
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One foot on the brake, one on the GAS
Sep 6th, 2017 12:45 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I ordered exactly what I wanted. I was not disappointed. When I go this route again I will do the same.

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Sep 6th, 2017 02:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've done both ways and been happy with them all. One honey burst finished lacewood Strat body, one personal spec'd unfinished Tele body (chambered with both belly and forearm cuts) and one showcase unfinished hybrid strat body. All really nice.


Mick Reid
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American-made in Oz!!
Sep 6th, 2017 04:39 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have only bought one item from Warmoth.
A 24.75" conversion tele neck.
I "cheaped out" on two points. I got it unfinished and went with nickel frets instead of stainless steel.

I did have reasons for skipping those to two options though. One, I wasn't sure what I really wanted for a finish (satin or gloss? poly or lacquer?)
And two, I was conflicted about SS frets due my fret tools and their hardness.

In the end, I was happy with my decision. If I had gone with the finish & SS, it would have cost me another $170AU.
With the international shipping (expensive) it ended up costing me $370AU and I just had trouble justifying $540 for the "extras" going on to a MIM tele :^0

Still don't regret the purchase though. I love the neck!

littleuch
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Sep 6th, 2017 06:34 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've ordered 4, 3 were custom spec'd. The other was a ridiculously reduced "Warmoth" design Gibson scale with oodles of options (bound, birdseye/Ziricote, pearloid block inlays). Moving forward if I ever order again I will get SS frets.

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Sep 6th, 2017 07:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Don't compromise, Marc.

A year from now you'll look at that guitar and think, "what I wanted was a lousy additional hunnerd bucks," and you'll beat yourself up over that decision.

And then you'll order the body you originally wanted, and it ended up costing you $300 more than if you had ordered exactly what you wanted in the first place.

Ask me how I know this :o)

And I did it only one time, in the mid 80s when phone calls and snail mail were the way to buy this stuff.

Ever since then--it's been exactly what I wanted when I placed my order.

vomer
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Sep 7th, 2017 02:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'd agree with Peegoo. I'm sourcing parts for a strat build at the moment and have decided it has to be right. So far I've managed to find a complete set of hardware in nickel, from different sources, which I'm happy with, no harsh chrome anywhere. And a mint green pickguard that isn't green, if that makes sense. Just right so far. It took a little while but it's what I wanted.

I've got a 'compromise' question about paint though which might be another thread later. Don't want to compromise!

wrnchbndr
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I'm back with the otters again
Sep 7th, 2017 08:25 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If youre doing this thing, don't compromise. The thing about Warmoth is that every upgrade or custom feature that you order is going to be very well done. They don't offer anything that theyre not good at doing and better at doing it than I am.
Every guitar build begins with a vision. There's no point in building a guitar if it isn't going to satisfy the vision.

mroulier
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Are your prayer beads maple or rosewood?
Sep 7th, 2017 12:58 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Gah!!! You're all just Enablers!!!

But I see your point. :)


Leftee
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One foot on the brake, one on the GAS
Sep 7th, 2017 01:09 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

We're just paying it forward.

BlondeStrat
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Can't complain but sometimes I still do
Sep 7th, 2017 05:58 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

On one of my projects I went completely nuts with a telecaster body.

It was a few years ago and I think the standard price for the body was around $450 with a finish on it.

But no! I had to have this WaaZoo quilted maple top.

To get it I paid an additional $360.00 just for the piece of wood for the laminate top above and beyond the price of building the body.

Sometimes it's a sickness.

I've built others with Warmoth parts where I was not so concerned with this level of detail and built them on a reasonable budget ...

Sometimes it's not so much a sickness, It can be just a healthy desire. ;)

If that makes you feel any better

(This message was last edited by BlondeStrat at 08:03 PM, Sep 7th, 2017)

Mick Reid
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American-made in Oz!!
Sep 7th, 2017 07:32 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

BlondeStrat - that's a beautiful chunk-o-wood though!

I hope you put a maple/maple neck on there. That would really set it off IMO.

Got a finished pic?


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Creed

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Sep 7th, 2017 07:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have an uncontrollable urge to lick that guitar.

It looks delicious!

wrnchbndr
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I'm back with the otters again
Sep 8th, 2017 07:17 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Which is why I keep an antibacterial multisurface household cleaner for fretboards and ubber icky guitars.

BlondeStrat
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Can't complain but sometimes I still do
Sep 8th, 2017 06:22 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Mick, It's really all Les Paul in terms of wood.

Mahogany body and neck, Brazilian Rosewood fret board. Les Paul controls with SD alnico 2 PUPs, Stainless Steel frets.


Side Story:
It came about because Queenie was watching country music videos one Sunday morning and saw a Brad Paisley video. He was playing a green telecaster. Queenie looks at me and says, "Honey you don't have a green guitar". Green is her favorite color.

About a week later we had company over for dinner and somehow the topic of guitars came up. I looked at Queenie and said, "Hmmm it seems like I might have been given permission to build a green guitar". She responded, "I guess you were".

Can you say, "Take full advantage of that offer"?

I once had a very, very nice Les Paul, but didn't like the feel of the body ... so I sold it.

Since Brad Paisley plays Telecasters this new guitar had to be a Telecaster, but I was thinking a Les Paul that felt better to me ... so in all other ways it's more of a Les Paul. Hence the name, Tele Paul.

There's a thread here on the FDP from when it was built.

OK, back to your regularly scheduled programing ... I'm feeling a certain sickness setting in here.

Tele Paul

(This message was last edited by BlondeStrat at 09:25 PM, Sep 8th, 2017)

kart24
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Runs with scissors !!
Sep 8th, 2017 09:51 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

A few years ago I ordered a P-Bass body in Surf Green. What I got was Seafoam Green. They wouldn't take it back. They insisted that the body I received was Surf Green. It was not. I have not dealt with them lately. I have ordered necks from them in the past without any problems.

(This message was last edited by kart24 at 11:53 PM, Sep 8th, 2017)

Leftee
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VA

One foot on the brake, one on the GAS
Sep 9th, 2017 06:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Larry,

That is a stunning guitar! What pickups?

BlondeStrat
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Can't complain but sometimes I still do
Sep 9th, 2017 06:51 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Seymour Duncan Alnico II ... pretty mild pickups.

Leftee
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VA

One foot on the brake, one on the GAS
Sep 9th, 2017 07:03 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Never tried a set of those, but I suspect they would work well for me.

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Creed

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Sep 9th, 2017 07:08 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Anti-bacterial multi surface household cleaner?"

Mark, gimme some credit. I brush and floss regularly!

Truth be told, I always use Simple Green on guitars before I take the gloves off.

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