So I've built a bunch of partscasters I'm pretty proud of - a handful for myself and several others for family/friends/acquaintances. A few of these I've shared on here to what seemed like positive reactions (but I also know many of you guys are just nice people and very supportive). I have certain hardware/parts I like to stick to not because of cost (some actually cost more) but because I really like them. I also am able to get a lot of Fender parts including necks at wholesale cost. I stick with MIM Fender replacement necks for their value/quality, being finished, and because they almost never need any kind of fret work (I've been 99% lucky so far). Plus, I am crazy about their 1951 U-shaped necks. As for bodies, I usually handpick or request beautiful grain from an indie US/European maker. Finish would be transparent clear or lacquer color stain oil finish to show off the grain. I like ash, walnut, and cherry the most and will go with anything between a light tru oil finish all the way to a full french polish. I am very picky with weight and grain. And pickups will usually be at least Dimarzio Twang Kings or True Velvets standard, but also can upgrade to stuff like Budz or other indie winders. So my formula is an MIM neck (tusq or bone nut) paired with an oil-finished body with pretty grain, good heavy duty hardware and pots, high quality pickups, 4-way switch and electrosocket, and careful wiring/solder work. While I'm not really doing custom builds by request - I'm shooting to offer a high quality alternative to the MIM guitars like the Vinteras that will need absolutely no upgrades or mods. Maybe it's just me, but I feel something is always compromised on the MIM and even MIA guitars. And also, I would hope people would dig the one-of-a-kind looks of them with the oil finishes and unusual colors. So, purely hypothetical and thinking out loud, but what would you guys pay for something like this? As long as I am upfront about everything that I am using, is it unethical of me to sell a partscaster with the Fender neck? I get if you're handy and have the space/tools to put one together, it's nothing you can't do yourself. But to the guys that just want something ready to play, maybe this is something worthwhile? Guess I could just make one and put it out on the market to get my answer.