I am very interested in this build your own guitar or parts guitars in general idea. I AM NOT bashing this at all! I own a handful of Fender CS relic strats and teles. Great guitars and I thought that nothing could compare to their quality so I stayed away from the other builders. No names here, so insert anyone you want. But I hear people saying things like "the best guitar ever" about XXX or XXXX or whoever else. Now, XXXXX sources parts and builds the guitar and fits everything together and that makes sense. I do know that some builders now make their own bodies and necks. But they started off as partscasters usually. My point and question??? Why wouldnt I be able to build a guitar as well as XXXX? If it were to be set up by the same person, shouldnt all things be equal? Now, I am not talking about the detail on the relic or any of that. I mean playability and sound. Make sense here?