I don't know about that, man. I've built partscasters that I knew were crap so I just disassembled them and got my money back by reselling the parts. I've also bought new and used Fender guitars that were just as bad. Collecting my most recent bitscaster next week and will compare it to a Fender in the shop that costs the same amount. Somehow I think mine will be better but maybe I'm just deluded.