Trying to decide what I want to put my money on. My two options are to either do my Warmoth Tele V build, or buy a used (in great condition) Washburn cracked mirror V. I have wanted a cracked mirror guitar for a long time, and I am obsessed with Gibson style Vs, however I also want the Tele V very badly.
Both will come to about the same price:
$599 for the Washburn, and about the same after finishing supplies for the Tele V. With the tele V I would just be getting the body/neck and then using telecaster hardware I already have from a different guitar.
I am really torn. If I find a super cheap MIM tele, I guess I could sell a guitar or two (if the ever sell! ) and then buy the body from Warmoth, but at this point in time it looks like i'll have to choose one or the other
Specs for each:
Mahogany neck (set)
MOP/abalone split block inlays
black 3 a side headstock
grover tuners (18:1 ratio)
Mass produced, but no one owns one...no reviews/vids etc.
Tele bridge/Neck pickup
Reversed tele headstock
generic locking tuners (black)
black Dot inlays
Amber tinted tung/tru oil finish
Not mass produced, only a few exist, and not many people own.
Have you tried the Schecter V's? When I saw Ministry live, their guitarist was absolutely melting faces using them. Other than Dave's black KxK, it's the only time I've ever really had FV GAS.