Would You Pay $400 for This Custom Made Guitar

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  1. Stratatouille

    Stratatouille Senior Stratmaster

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    "This is a one of a kind body with a an 1/8" aircraft aluminum core sandwiched front and back with Alder. Two tone green satin paint and clear satin neck. The Aluminum gives it amazing tuning stability and sustain. I estimate the weight at around 8 pounds, kind of in between a Strat and a Les Paul"

    I've used the finest components available:
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    He has dropped his price from 800 to 400 and is willing to deliver the guitar -what do you guys think?
     
  2. lammie200

    lammie200 Senior Stratmaster

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    It’s nice and worth the money if you can stomach the colors.
     
  3. KoreGeneral

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    Depends on how it plays, and how good the electronics are. It's a nice guitar for a starter electric that's looking for something to sling at the local jam night. I'd take that marking off the headstock and the string tree I dont like.
     
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  4. rockon1

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    Lot of guitar for 4 bills! Fugly color though.
     
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  5. Tdurden032

    Tdurden032 Strat-O-Master

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    Yeah if you like the color, I’d say go for it!
     
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  6. Groovey

    Groovey Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    If I could play it first. And if it was what I was looking for, yes. I'm buying into any "better sustain" claims, though.
     
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    dirocyn Senior Stratmaster

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    There was an issue with tuning stability with aluminum guitars--as soon as stage lights hit 'em the aluminum expands and they go dramatically sharp. With the aluminum just sandwiched in the middle that may not be an issue, but it's something to consider.

    I think it's a good looking guitar, some of those parts are expensive. At $400 he can't be making much of a profit.
     
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  8. Guy Named Sue

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    So that's a sheet of aluminum in the middle? At first I thought why the hell is the binding in the middle of the body...

    I mean on paper the specs are great, ss frets, compound radius, the pickups everything sounds nice. If I tried it and I liked it, sure I don't see why not. 400 sounds cheap considering the parts alone.
     
  9. rocknrollrich

    rocknrollrich Senior Stratmaster

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    You could probably part it out and at least make your money back.
    I dig it. It's different, unique.
    I'm not sure about the bond of aluminum to wood.
    I'd be concerned about it coming apart.
    For 400 bucks?
    Yeah, I'd buy it (if it plays well).
     
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  10. Will Lefeurve

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    $400.. that's an absolute steal. Unique too. If that was in the UK, and I got offered it for £300 which is the conversion rate, I'd rip his arm off. There's a lot of work and craftsmanship in that guitar, far more than the equivalent Fender, that's for sure. I even like the paint job.

    Take a risk.. he who dares wins.. buy it!.. :thumb:
     
  11. vid1900

    vid1900 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I'd get it just to have a Pea Soup guitar; love it
     
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    I love it too. Except for that strange dip in the lefthand side of the guard
     
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    Looks cool. If I had the money, the desire is there.
     
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  14. rockon1

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    At $400 I doubt hes breaking even.o_O
     
  15. CFFF

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    Looks really nice to me. But remember guitars usually photograph well and some times they can be dissapointing when we have them in our hands. I would say yes to the offer. You can decline the deal if you do not like it or you discover it is not like the description.

    Strats with humbuckers can be great :)
     
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  16. Will Lefeurve

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    Making a loss I'd say, or damn near. Plus, there's a lot of work gone into that. As I said in my post above, I'd definitely have it, no questions asked. You can tell just by looking at it that its been well constructed/engineered..
     
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    Ugly is the new pretty. I'd pay $400 for it.
     
  18. Will Lefeurve

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    Strange you should say that.. a lady I've got my eye on said exactly the same thing.. o_O:D
     
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  19. Stratwrangler

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    I agree with you looks interesting and well built actually , no one else is going to have one at the local jam night. And the way the aluminium is machined id say its a well thought out project and all the technical aspects of it have probably been thought through. You dont build something like that on a wim.
    Snap that up before he becomes a known builder I say. :thumb:
     
  20. Will Lefeurve

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    My thoughts entirely.. :thumb: