after looking extensively at new guitars in the $1000-1500 range, i came away frustrated at how many guitars are 90% of what I want but cant nail that last 10%. so i have started looking at custom guitar shops and was really amazed at what you can get at carvin for $1500. also amazed that they quote only a couple months for a custom build. what other shops should i be looking at? probably looking for something similar to an ltd m1000 or ec1000 but with custom color, ebony board, stainless frets etc.