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Old 02-01-2013, 01:16 PM
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Re: RG350ex project


ya that is a nice guitar for 600. I don't understand one of the other posters getting a prestige for less. Prestige's are so expensive! I like the look, enjoy.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:20 PM
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ya that is a nice guitar for 600. I don't understand one of the other posters getting a prestige for less. Prestige's are so expensive! I like the look, enjoy.
Dude I paid $450 shipped for my RG2570E Prestige from evilbay... deals are out there, you just have to do the looking and have a little patience
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:46 PM
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Dude I paid $450 shipped for my RG2570E Prestige from evilbay... deals are out there, you just have to do the looking and have a little patience
So $450, plus $55 for the custom pickguard, plus $75 for the EVO 2, plus $15 for the push/pull pot, plus $5 for the knob, where are we?
$600, and that's actually more than what I paid ($556)

But I get where you're coming from, after all, this was my first completely custom build.
If I still had my cheapo Fender I would take pics and show you how that turned out
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:11 PM
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So $450, plus $55 for the custom pickguard, plus $75 for the EVO 2, plus $15 for the push/pull pot, plus $5 for the knob, where are we?
$600, and that's actually more than what I paid ($556)

But I get where you're coming from, after all, this was my first completely custom build.
If I still had my cheapo Fender I would take pics and show you how that turned out
That comment was not directed in any way at you or as a slight, just the dude that didn't understand that I got a nice Prestige for a good price. Please don't take offense, but for $44 more you really can't compare an RG2570 and an RG350...

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Old 02-02-2013, 12:35 AM
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That comment was not directed in any way at you or as a slight, just the dude that didn't understand that I got a nice Prestige for a good price. Please don't take offense, but for $44 more you really can't compare an RG2570 and an RG350...
No offense taken
I didn't think this whole thing would cost so much in the first place.
Practically stole the body for $10 + $20 for shipping.
Then the neck was about $130, and that's when things started going downhill, or uphill rather
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:49 AM
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No offense taken
I didn't think this whole thing would cost so much in the first place.
Practically stole the body for $10 + $20 for shipping.
Then the neck was about $130, and that's when things started going downhill, or uphill rather
Hahaha! Oh man the cost of guitar projects have a tendency to spiral up and out of the original budget pretty quick

Hey man in the end all that matters is that you have a guitar that you are happy with... which you should be because it came out looking cool!
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:41 AM
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Re: RG350ex project


i average 750 to 800 a project no matter if i had donor guitar or not.
donor guitar way
rg570 400.00 ebay.
custom body 140.00
dimarzios 200
pickguard clear 50.00




other way is
custom body 150.00
neck 150.00
clearguard 50.00
dimarzios 200.00
trem and posts 200.00
tuners pots and nut 70.00
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:14 PM
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Hahaha! Oh man the cost of guitar projects have a tendency to spiral up and out of the original budget pretty quick

Hey man in the end all that matters is that you have a guitar that you are happy with... which you should be because it came out looking cool!
Oh yeah they do, next project is a computer. Boy oh boy, do custom computers have a way of going WAY out of budget

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i average 750 to 800 a project no matter if i had donor guitar or not.
donor guitar way
rg570 400.00 ebay.
custom body 140.00
dimarzios 200
pickguard clear 50.00




other way is
custom body 150.00
neck 150.00
clearguard 50.00
dimarzios 200.00
trem and posts 200.00
tuners pots and nut 70.00
Exactly, its the neck and trem that got me. Some guy on ebay is parting out guitars, and making triple the profit.
Damn trem was like $70, tuners were like $30, so on and so forth.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:06 AM
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Oh yeah they do, next project is a computer. Boy oh boy, do custom computers have a way of going WAY out of budget



Exactly, its the neck and trem that got me. Some guy on ebay is parting out guitars, and making triple the profit.
Damn trem was like $70, tuners were like $30, so on and so forth.
Yeah sometimes, if you have the extra cash available, you're better off buying a whole guitar just for the neck/body/trem or whatever part you need for the project and then parting out the rest of the guitar instead of buying individual parts. It might take up a bit of your time reselling and all that, but it's really paid off for me.

The OE I needed for my current Jem project ended up costing me $20 after parting out the beat up 550 it came on...
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