Has anyone ordered a guitar, neck and body attached and finished, but without the common hardware that is usually replaced? Instead of spending money on pickups from China, ordering them without and putting your own in. Same with tuners, bridge and saddle, etc?
Would there be a significant cost savings or is most of the money in the body and neck? Just wondering. My first guitar that I will be ordering today probably, will be ready to go, but for subsequent orders I may try and get one sans pickups.
I'm a drummer who loves guitars and doesn't practice enough.