Who builds ur guitars?

Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by wjsb316, Nov 23, 2021.

Generally speaking who, builds your guitars?

  1. Fender or another brand commonly found at a guitar shop

    54 vote(s)
    65.9%
  2. Fender custom shop or another custom shop

    6 vote(s)
    7.3%
  3. Luthier built

    8 vote(s)
    9.8%
  4. Self built

    43 vote(s)
    52.4%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. heltershelton

    heltershelton Vivamus libero Vivamus duris

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    the last two i built..er..put together..er...assembled from warmoth parts.
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  2. Believer7713

    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    Are those the Alumitone pickups? If so how do you like em?
     
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  3. trapdoor2

    trapdoor2 Senior Stratmaster

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    My Dreadnought isn't common enough (Gallagher G-45) and my electrics are all partscasters or DIY. I do have a MIM Tele but I won it.

    I have a Gibson, but it was built 106 yrs ago. My parlor guitar, 118yrs ago.

    I have a 1950s Kay...but it is a tenor guitar.
     
  4. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    Some guys/gals who work in factories in Mexico, China, Indonesia, and Korea.

    I don't actually know their names, but I'm sure they're nice people.
     
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  5. of this world

    of this world Senior Stratmaster

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    Mexico: not that far from Texas.
     
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  6. Bob the builder

    Bob the builder Most Honored Senior Member

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    Not Kim,.
    The bastard still owes me money
     
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  7. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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  8. Tremoluxer

    Tremoluxer Strat-Talker Gold Supporting Member

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    Same here, and even though I'm a luthier, I occasionally buy modestly-priced standard production guitars just because I dig them, and/or they hold a special place in my heart, and/or the whole is more than the sum of the parts.
     
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  9. Tremoluxer

    Tremoluxer Strat-Talker Gold Supporting Member

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    I do love a nice Serfcaster, myself!
     
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  10. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Dr. Stratster

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    You just took all the fun out of it.
     
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  11. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two. Platinum Supporting Member

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    I've been known to coax a guitar out of a hunk of lumber. now and then.
     
  12. revtime

    revtime Strat-O-Master

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    By self built I mean buying parts and putting them together. Otherwise I let some very nice asian individuals build them for me.
     
  13. henderman

    henderman Dr. Stratster

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    i can build from scratch and have a full wood shop.

    but i would never waste my time scratch building a guitar.

    i can make any repair plus do my own fretwork and setups so any guitar is more than good enuff.

    my mexican, korean, japanese and usa made guitars are easy to play, play in tune and stay in tune.

    i have been playing my fender mim tele almost exclusively for years now...
     
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  14. grumpah

    grumpah Strat-Talker Silver Member

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    Creation and skill development are never a waste of time.
     
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  15. henderman

    henderman Dr. Stratster

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    i have too many other things to do and am behind on stuff or i would live in my shop and scratch build things !
     
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  16. MT Poteet

    MT Poteet Strat-Talker

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    My favorite guitar is a copy of a 57 body built by Kenneth Scott Loftquist in 1986. He had one in the shop to copy.

    Allparts neck.

    Fender electronics,(vintage unknown) Generic two point bridge with Japanese tuners.

    It's been a great guitar all of these years.
     
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  17. jtoomuch

    jtoomuch Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    ME too!
     
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  18. albala

    albala Dr. Stratster

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    I'm no woodsmith, nor do I have the means or ability to paint guitar parts.

    I love the stuff Fender and Warmoth produce, but I get maximum pleasure assembling my own guitars with parts they've made.
     
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  19. ThreeChordWonder

    ThreeChordWonder Senior Stratmaster

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    Fairer to say I assembled most of mine:

    SSS Strat with a no name Chinese body off eBay, Mighty Mite maple/rosewood neck, SD SSL-1 pickups, Fender American bridge/trem, Kluson locking tuners;

    HH Strat with an Allen Eden body, Mighty Mite maple/rosewood neck, SD P-Rails pickups, Fender American bridge/trem, Kluson locking tuners;

    Black Tele with Allen Eden double bound body, Mighty Mite maple/ rosewood neck, SD Hotrails, Gotoh bridge, Fender split shaft tuners;

    Mahogany thinline Tele with no name Chinese body off eBay, Mighty Mite maple/ rosewood neck, SD La Brea pickups, Gotoh bridge, Fender split shaft tuners;

    BarncasterTele with off spec body bought for $50, Mighty Mite maple/ rosewood neck, SD Quarter Pounder pickups , Gotoh bridge, Fender split shaft tuners;

    Sunburst Tele with Allen Eden alder body, Mighty Mite maple/ rosewood neck, SD Little 59 and Vintage Stack pickups, Gotoh bridge, Fender split shaft tuners.

    Next one is likely to be a thinline with P90s.
     
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  20. Scott Baxendale

    Scott Baxendale Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Building guitars has been my vocation since 1974.
     
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