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.
Well you're stating facts that exist in your mind.
I've been making parstcasters since 1980, so that's 41 years.
Nash has me beat with "has always made partscasters", but how long is that exactly?
And how did you measure the quality of Nash guitars?
Are they all equally good? or are some better than others?
My point being that YOU assign a value to every Nash that's around $2000, while you reject a $1200 value of a guitar you never even saw or played.
Are Nash parts better than Warmoth parts?
Is the value here primarily about used resale value?
Reputation has used resale value, but the quality is not tied to the reputation, only the market value is tied to reputation.