Seriously man...... you did the math yourself in your first post... and honestly if you know basicly nothing about building a guitar, does it even matter how much cheaper it could be? it could end up being lots more if you screw it up! seriously this thread was actually pointless in that respect. just saying. i was mearly trying to nudge you in the right direction. nothing wrong with the KC mustang, its made of alder and above all else would blow your jagstang out of the water. the 65 reissue, is slab board and has no contours and for most mustang owners thats a huge turn off. you can always swap a pickguard on the KC for a SC set up. but if you dont mind the slab board get that. The market on ebay is flooded with japanese reissues made of basswood and cheap japanese hardware because since the KC came out, everyone is dumping their old reissues. the vintage market is great but i havent seen too many go for the money youre willing to spend but you might get lucky.
im building one because i enjoy doing it, no stranger to a soldering iron and im left handed so the market is slim pickings at any giving time, esp for a 69 compstang.
Honestly nothing you said offended me, im just crapping on your thread. A condescending snidester like yourself should know that.
It came out to $850 which included having the body professionally painted and everything assembled by my luthier. I don't think that there's anything wrong at all with the Kurt Cobain Mustang, I am just extremely focused on making my own music and the last thing I honestly wanted to buy was the exact guitar that Kurt played. My Jag-Stang is currently setup to my liking, I paid a lot of money for the pickups from Curtis Novak. I really don't think the Kurt Cobain Mustang would blow my guitar out of the water, although I didn't play the KC so I don't know. I am just assuming and hoping that the Curtis Novak handwounds in my Jag-Stang would sound better than a mass-produced Seymour Duncan humbucker. I'm not being a smartass at all, just hopeful that for the money I spent of my pickups that they sound better than the Seymour Duncan, lol. I honestly don't know what the hell I'm doing as far as buying. I love my Jag-Stang a lot and I'm not exactly a guitar collector, more of a player. There are so many options I could take including selling my '51 and buying effects, another amp, or even one of those Portastudio things cause I'm currently recording on a Macintosh computer from 2005. So, essentially, since I'm on the fence about it, I did waste your time and everyone elses.