I've seen a couple of high numbers being thrown around lately. This is my guess on the high end of things. tropical american mahogany wood- 75 dollars Curly Maple top billet for resawing-100 Binding 20 Indian Rosewood fretboard 25 Tuners 75 Bridge and Tailpiece 100 Pickups 250 Pots, switch, jack 50 Knobs 20 pickguard and ring 30 That's about 750 or so and doesn't include screws, strap button, lacquer, sandpaper, nut, caps, inlay, strings, wire, and glue. At that kind of cost, you may as well buy one from Gibson . http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guit...tional-pro-ii-60s-neck-electric-guitar/h89379 I'm sure I'd spend less on pickups.... for sure. I think unless you are getting crazy parts, you can do it for $350 or less assuming you are making most of the parts you can make fairly easily. There are some nice maple billets on ebay in the 50 dollar range. Personally I think spending 500 dollars on pickup rings, celluloid inlay, and used bumble bee caps.....is a little mind boggling...and off the chart.