Are "Custom Shop" Guitars Worth the Money?

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  1. freebyrd 69

    freebyrd 69 Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Yet they sell everyday for 4,5,6, 10k, so, they are WORTH it to somebody.
     
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    Jymbopalyse Senior Member

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    That's what my very poorly laid out diatribe was trying convey . :rofl:


    Without even trying, sometime I can make as much sense as Kevin Paul.
    Well . . maybe not that bad.
     
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  3. freebyrd 69

    freebyrd 69 Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Never that bad! LOL
     
  4. mudface

    mudface Senior Member

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    This car plus a $25000+ engine/suspension swap worth it?..............i thought so
    Could I have just bought a corvette?...........Yeah,..but this is soooooo much cooler:D

    If you got the dough why not enjoy it while you can,........ life is too short to pinch pennies.:cheers:
     
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    mudface Senior Member

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    An interior shot with my CC28 COA to prove it's my car. IMG_0157.JPG
     
  6. Sct13

    Sct13 Gold Supporter Premium Member

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    Cars are an excellent example....

    Would I pay more for a high quality rolls or bentley ?

    If I could I certainly would...

    But the a Ford Focus would get me from point A to point B just the same.... 4 tires, internal combustion etc ....

    Same same....
     
  7. Sct13

    Sct13 Gold Supporter Premium Member

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    Nice fkin car man...

    That is cool
     
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  8. mudface

    mudface Senior Member

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    Thank you sir, I like small and fast,...kinda like other things in life...let's just say I made this fit the bill.:naughty:
     
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  9. RAG7890

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    Screw the Guitars Mud, I’m loving the Car man. :thumbs:

    I hope you went Stick Mud? ;)

    Cheers, Rudi
     
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    mudface Senior Member

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    Yes sir,.....6 speed stick....The Cool thing about about this swap GM has a complete kit for the swap, includes rear end upgrades, springs, break and radiator upgrades. As if this car was designed from the start for this conversion.....all bolt up and plug in...I couldn't resist :D
     
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    .........you passed the Test. If you said Auto........fail. :D

    I have a similar thing, go cart on Wheels.

    :cheers2:
     
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    mudface Senior Member

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  13. LenPaul

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    Cars & Guitars,, all they need to do is shred.
    Change the strings on one, change the rubber on the other.
    & I think historic RI LP's are fine guitars, & crown royal is good whiskey.

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    I have two Custom Shop guitars and they're both great players and beautifully built (one was a gift from my lady)
    so I'd say yes, they're worth it and more.

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    rednefceleb Senior Member

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    .[​IMG] Here's a pretty one. Only $3600.00. 'It has case candy':applause:
     
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    They're only worth what a buyer is willing to pay. Same as everything really.
     
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    + 100. :thumbs: :applause: :applause: :applause:

    :cheers2:
     
  18. stormyLP42

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    If you were to ask me if my R9 is worth $4000 more than the LP trad pro that I used to own... it would be difficult to quantifiy the cost difference. The R9 sounds better, has a more comfortable weight, and I prefer the neck profile, VOS look and nickle hardware. Are those things equal to $4000? Probably not. But those were the features that I wanted. The R9 just feels right, looks right, and sounds right to me. So I was willing to spend the extra $$$. As others have stated, you can get a used R8 now for just a little more than a new LP standard. That may be the most economical way to go.
     
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    It's pretty simple really:
    If you gots the money and appreciate the finer things in life, then yes.
    If you don't gots the money and/or just look at a guitar as a tool to make music with, then no.
    Pretty much like any luxury item.
     
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  20. StubbyJ

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    Assuming you buy guitars to play...enjoy, improve on skill, tool to convey/emote, participate with others, create....If you buy a $300 Mexican tele and it doesn't inspire you to play, it is a waste of money. If you buy a $9,000 2018 Brazzy LP and it inspires you to play, it is not a wast of money. If you buy a $300 Mexican tele and it inspires you to play, is not a waste of money. If you buy a $9,000 2018 Brazzy LP and it does not inspire you to play, it is a waste of money. Or should we say, unsuccessful attempts at finding the one and time to move on.
     

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