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  1. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    if I were to ever "officially" hang out a shingle and go into business as a professional luthier, based on what people say to me when talking about their dream guitars, I think I would need the following options/upcharges on the order form.

    Sound:

    • Standard + $. 0.00
    • Great + $ 75.00
    • Amazing! + $150.00

    Playability/action:

    • Standard + $ 0.00
    • Beautiful + $ 75.00
    • Like Butter + $150.00

    Now, I haven't always hit those highest marks consistently, but I always shoot for them, which I think any builder would, so it always cracks me up that people specifically ask for these things like that's not what you would go for otherwise if they didn't specifically ask for them using those exact adjectives :)

    What builder, professional or hobbyist ever sets out with the goal of building a guitar that sounds average and plays like margarine?

    Someday if I'm rich I may just give someone a guitar with butter all over the fretboard just to crack myself up ;-)
     
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  2. archey

    archey Senior Member

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    I charge $250 for butter.
     
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    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    Well once I have a name in the business....
     
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    archey Senior Member

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    I was kidding. I can't give butter away. I just wanted to be part of the conversation.:naughty:
     
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    jkes01 Senior Member

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    Have you been spraying again? :420:
     
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    mux164 Senior Member

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    Maybe you should add like nuttelex for those who don't have dairy haha
     
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    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    Kinda like pricing gasoline, now that I think about it ...
     
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    How much for margarine?
     
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  9. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    I'll have to work up a price on margarine. I'll get back to you with a quote
     
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  10. Skyjerk

    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    No, but I did do a lot of acid back in the day...
     
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  11. archey

    archey Senior Member

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    Maybe you could have a Fabio signature guitar?
     
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    ARandall Senior Member

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    Plus you'll want to include an extra pricing structure for your talent booster (TM) circuitry
     
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    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    I haven't yet found a reliable supplier for those yet :)
     
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    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    Yikes!
     
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    WhiteEpiLP Senior Member

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    Back in the day as in yesturday lol
     
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    Skyjerk Meatbomb Silver Supporter

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    Nah. No drugs or alcohol for 22 years. Before that it was a free-for-all :)
     
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    That's beautiful! lol

    Next time somebody gives me haggles me I'll tell them "hey...that's for the it play's like butter price"
    I'll take 25% off for the margarine job. :rofl:
     
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    Margarine is a Healthier alternative.....:)
     
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    Lately Gibson has been doing the margarine and sounds like crap free of charge, lol.
     

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