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post Jul 15 2009, 07:51 PM
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I`m just becoming more and more excited of an idea I had a day. You know how people are buying old houses, fixing them and making money on it? Do you guys think there is a market for that in the guitarworld?

My primary idea was to buy cheap/old/badly treated guitars, fix them with a paintjob, new hardware, pickups etc. and hopefully sell them with a little profit smile.gif
There are of course a lot of things I would need to learn how to do properly, but it`s something I`m real keen on and would love to learn! I don`t expect to make big moneys on it, actually I`m guessing I would lose money on it (and likely a lot of hours), but if I at least could finance the new quipment and the guitar, then I`m not to obsessed by profiting in the beginning. And if the first one`s a sucsess, there will be money and reason to keep on! biggrin.gif

Whadda you think, is it worth the bother smile.gif ?

Just to mention it, via the place I work, I can get lacquer, paint and hardware to work with for a very small fee, so the expenses wont be so large.


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post Jul 15 2009, 08:26 PM
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Theres certainly money in it because custom shops and independent luthiers have been doing it for years!! If you can then start small and do quality work, word will get around the guitar community if your work is good, prices are fair and your work of high standard.
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post Jul 15 2009, 09:09 PM
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i had actually been thinking the same thing a while back..

just to do something else than what i am doing now..
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post Jul 15 2009, 09:16 PM
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I think it could work, give it a try! I guess the hard part will be to buy the old guitars at the right price but you'll get the hang of it smile.gif


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post Jul 15 2009, 10:06 PM
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if you know how to do it,


then DO IT



if i knew how to do it or had the time to learn, id have a garage of nothing but broken guitars hahah


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post Jul 15 2009, 10:25 PM
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Your idea sounds great. You will never know if you don't try. You said you don't have big expectations in the begining so there is nothing to lose. Good luck


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post Jul 15 2009, 10:43 PM
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Try to go for the fun part of it instead of the profit part, at least for now because you'll probably be spending more than you can collect.


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post Jul 15 2009, 11:32 PM
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Yeah, it`s the fun part I`m aiming for smile.gif

Like when I scalloped my neck. I realised when done, that is was a incredible boring job (luckily I had tons of Southpark to watch while "working" smile.gif ), but when I was done it was pretty fun to feel that it actually worked biggrin.gif

I already have an old guitar to start with (the scalloped one). It may need a new neck, and it DOES need almost every hardware new, so thats a place to start. Eventually, my Ibanez RG which I`m not capable of selling (even at low prices :S ) might be a bit more interesting if I spice it up!


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post Jul 16 2009, 09:52 PM
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If you want it, why not trying it, it will definitely keep you busy and if you like it then it's great, you will do the thing you love. One guitar at a time - that's how most of luthiers started I guess.


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