I was surfing around yesterday and thinking about my partscaster build and all I've read on here. Seem like most of us acquire the parts and do the work ourselves. From mulitple sources and for as cheap as reasonably possible in many cases. ON Youtube, I found a LOT of guys doing partscasters, but farming the work out - $700 for a paint job? No way. $1000 for a partscaster? no way. StewMac sending me all the parts for free? No way. Assembling a bunch of premade stuff? no way. I guess I'm more of a backyard hot rodder? Maybe a rat rodder? Finding a collection of parts that makes a cool guitar for as little as possible. And having to engineer some things along the way. I did buy a [cheap $39.95]prewired pickguard, but I have no issue soldering up my own. Fretwork scares me though. Of course there are hot rodders that have their cars custom built. But I was hoping to see some really nice guitars built for next to nothing. My build will have less than $200 in it. I had the body on hand though. Body is 40 years old or more, I'm going to guess. I bought it in 1983 and it was a used guitar then. If you have some homebuilts you want to share, feel free.