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Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by ZackyDog, Apr 2, 2017.
$299 AUD = $228 USD
Then after it's all put together, it will be time to start modding it. Comptons, locking tuners, different pick-ups, new nut, upgraded pots, etc. ...LOL!!!
What about the paint job?
I see those finished, and falsely advertised as Gretsches, for about the same money. Those triangular "thumbnails" are the giveaway. They've popped up here and on GT from time to time. I kinda wonder what Asian factory they come from. Notice the "White Falcon" type headstock, "Bigsby" copy, and pseudo Gretsch pickups. It just screams copyright infringement. Looks like a tone pot instead of a mud switch, and there's no pickup selector, either. Avoid at all costs, and buy a used Electro for just about the same money.
In the top picture, the neck route looks like it's a half inch too far to the left and in the pic of the 'together' one, it looks like the opposite is true, the low E would totally miss the neck pole piece.
Multiple companies sell these kits, obviously from the same factory. I've built a couple of them. One went together very well with minimal adjustment. Another was a big disaster. It finally came together but not without a lot of work (and money to a real guitar tech.)
Why unless you want the experience of doing it which is a valid reason in itself. There is a perfectly nice 5120 shipped with case in the sale forum for $450.00.
Check out the cool Resoglas kits if you wanna build, USA quality and you end up with a great axe. I love mine.
What you get is the fiberglass body kit that is compatible with most bolt on necks and they sell parts too so you can have the total Valco experience.
I was just curious and thought it was interesting. I would rather have the real deal:
I think it's pretty cool for $228.....BUT WHERE'S THE CASE AND JACKPLATE !!!!!!!!
I had one of those, but ended up selling it before diving in. They do take a little more skill than the kit above.
ya.. because everyone here has 200 man hrs to go horribly wrong in their attempt at DIY amateur guitar building.
When you've mastered Ikea bedroom furniture construction without a manual, then you are ready
Zack , I just went on the web sight and on top there is a red line that states " DIY guitar kits have closed " ....click on it
oh well , it was fun while it lasted .........
It's OK. I never planned to order a kit from them.
Don`t buy it, friend. I saw those "project-Guitars" and none of them turned out to be a keeper. They are the rough -models overseas builders rejected to finish. IMHO.
What kind of Bigsby spring does it come with?
I just don't get all this modding that goes on here. Lol