Looks way cool... but at the same time... a little voice tells me that if you don't take it down off the wall at the shop and play before you pay... :confused:
However, I bought both my Strat and my main bass guitar (5-string fretless, narrow string spacing for workin' them chords/harmonics with three fingers all fast-like) off the internet, cold and with no regrets. So, needless to say, if I were to obey that little voice that says "play before you pay" I would be a flaming hypocrite. I've done it before... and I'll do it again, gosh darnit! :p
Also, I am a total moron when it comes to tech anything. How much of a price tag would it be for a tech to assemble the thing for me... and would he laugh at me? :confused: If I went with Warmoth he or she would have to put in the electronics/pickups, put in all the little screws and knobs and stuff, stick the bridge and stuff on, bolt the neck on and put the tuners in the peghead (I think the necks already come with the nut and stuff), and other odds and ends such as the strap holders.
Are there any other companies out there that sell kit guitars? I know Carvin does but a buddy told me "blecch!!!" Of course, it was the same guy that told me about Warmoth.
What's the straight dope, yo?
Edited to add: Come to think of it, I got a buddy who's a studio pro and guitar teacher and has done work with System of a Down, Incubus and others. He once told me that a kit guitar can be a mighty fine guitar... if it's done right. This coming from a man who has 12 guitars, some worth several thousand+ (i.e. top of the line PRS), three or four full-stack amp set ups (each of which costs as much as a decent used car), and so forth.