Partscaster's are only worth what you can get someone to pay for them. You'll most likely never get out of it what you put into it. A lot of high dollar name brand parts might get you some money as long as those parts make a good sounding guitar. That being said, most of my guitars are partscasters or homemade guitars made by me. I'll never get much out of them if I sold them, but they're not for sale. I like them all, they sound great, some took some time and work/rework to sound great. They were built for me and to me they are worth a lot. They'll get handed down after I'm gone or end up in a yard sale/trash bin. If you want a guitar that has value/worth, go buy a good name brand guitar. Don't have the money? Start small and trade/buy and sell your way up. Hoping that you'll get good money out of a partscaster is like gambling, you may win - you may loose.