- Jul 16, 2020
- Somewhere between here and there
The OP is asking about partscasters priced like Nash and LSL not Nash's themselves.
The problem is without a defining brand or model it's hard to track what they actually sell for.
I reread the OP's post more carefully At first I thought they were asking about "name-brand" partscasters, but you're right, they are asking about "no-name" partscasters going for "name-brand" partscasters pricing.
Yeah, to me this seems less likely that the seller will get their asking price. Usually better to just sell the parts.
I'm sure that it does. I have built and sold a few myself in which the current owners have said that they would never sell them. That is a real compliment when people tell you that.I mean, my partscaster plays and sounds better than some of the real custom shop guitars that I have played.
I'm actually more surprised at the prices of Nash built partscasters than I am at same quality hobby builds asking similar money.
To make a living selling partscatsers, Nash has to find an awful lot of buyers willing to pay ridiculous prices for pretend beat up old new guitars.
Of course "ridiculous prices" is subjective, but the thread topis is subjective application of guitar value!
Part of my subjective attack on those prices is the fact that there is more labor cost in beating them up, than in assembling them.
Any hobby builder that manages to NOT do any damage assembling quality parts is more sensible to my sensibilities!
def not my experience. a parts tele costs me about $800. and I’ve had offers for way more than that for every one
The way I phrased it clearly confused a few people here.
Anyhow, in all of these situations I don't get why some random person would put together a guitar from parts and charge more than these high end builders.
- Nash has always made partcasters. I don't get how people I've never heard of can charge more than Nash.
- K Line used to make partscasters. That's how he started out. As time has gone on he has eventually gotten to increasingly making things in house when possible. People are definitely asking more than K-Line partscasters go for but even the more recent used ones as well.
- LSL, from what I understand, was doing everything in house as much as possible. But then he sort of chilled on that with a more recent less expensive line.
@John C I had no idea anyone made furniture in STL. But K-Line started with partcasters and I now realize my comments confused people.
I mean there is definitely one Nash guitar in the hands of a certain famous telecaster player...I'll let you guess which one because I have no clue. But I'm sure some famous person has one.