I don't see how they can have those built in China, package them up and have them shipped to the United States for that kind of money. I just paid that much for a US made ash Telecaster body and thought I was cutting a fat hog. The cheapest new loaded pick guard I've ever seen is between 35 and 40 dollars and no matter how cheap, all the other hardware is going to run a minimum of $20.00. That doesn't even include the body and the neck. I figure if the thing actually plays out of the box it's a good platform for just messing around with and practicing one's mod skills.