So, I have my old Ibanez RT150 laying in pieces. Basically all that's left is the neck, body, pickguard and pups. The pup's are trash, so they'll be replaced. The neck is pretty beat to shit and warped. So really, the only usable pieces are the body and pickguard.
I priced out all new hardware and a 24 fret neck from Warmoth (the neck pocket on the RT150 is a Strat style). I'm looking at about $800 give or take. On the one hand, I love project/DIY guitars because it's a cool hobby to tinker with shit, but for $800 I could get a decent "off the rack" guitar or perhaps a down payment on a nice custom. Thing is, I'm not really sure I *need* a new guitar...
I'm not really sure of the question I'm trying to ask, just sort of brain storming. What would you do?
Project. With pics. Lots of pics.