http://www.philgawen.com/phigaguitars.htm So, I e-mailed Phil about possibly building me a singlecut based on a certain guitar I found, by a hobbyist luthier. The specs were pretty on pay with an lp, with the exceptions of a wenge top, 1 vol, 1 tone and a single stop bar with adj. saddles. Now, i dont know how much wenge is, but Phil quoted me $950.00 to build it and he also said that he would rather do a neck-thru than a set neck. Now, my question is this. Why only 950 bucks? Maybe I have just been looking at high end boutique stuff for too long, but hell, Japanese, factory made guitars cost that and more. Whats the deal?