Personally, if you plan to keep the amp and play it, I would build it in a heartbeat. If you might want to sell it, EVER, then buy a Fender. I can build an amp for MUCH less than I can buy one, mostly because of my woodworking skills- an amp cab is very doable if you've got the tools and know-how. Heck, you can get the pine boards for a PR cab for probably $25, and shop around for tolex and grill cloth. I have about $50 TOTAL in my head/speaker cab I built for my Silverface Pro Reverb, and it looks GREAT. The satisfaction I get out of playing my own amps that I built is also priceless. Just be forewarned that it probably won't be your only build.