Indeed. Components like finished necks and bodies can be hard to source period, let alone at decent prices, so they are useful to those wanting to upgrade or change such parts on a guitar they otherwise like. I don't use them much, but for something like a set of tuners for a particular model Strat, they can be both helpful in having such things to begin with, and, in my case an yway, having good pricing, too. A lot of people hate what they do, but obviously there's a market and a need.Yes.
That is exactly what they do. It you bought all of the individual components to build a guitar, it would probably cost 4x what you can buy the guitar for, but the prices on individual parts are generally cheaper than retail.
What's there to not understand? They part out guitars like people part out cars.I like to look at the Stratosphere parts website, but I don't understand their business model. Do they acquire new guitars, take them apart and sell the components? Just curious.
It’s not you. Their web site is painful to search thru. I bought from them twice and probably would have bought more often if I could quickly see if they have what I want via a quick daily check.Is it just me or is their search function kind of wonky. I can't input: "telecaster rosewood 9.5 thin" and get a manageable amount of hits. Instead, I get dozens and dozens of pages.