price of a 1x15 custom cabinet?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by icke2433, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. Hey guys, I have a local builder who says he can build me a cab for my jbl k-140s, he's not a big name guy but I have seen a bit of his work and it looks good. He offered to build me one for 150 that is tuned to my speakers, what do you think? Is this a decent price?
  2. Depends. What kind of construction and finishing is he going to use?
  3. baltic birch plywood with natural finish with a heavy coat of satin poly
  4. OscarJr

    OscarJr Kneel before Zod!

    Feb 20, 2013
    Laredo, Tx
    Not a bad price IF he know's what he is doing.
  5. he seems to be pretty comfortable when I asked him basic questions, he's also asking for a 50 dollar deposit, it didn't sound to out of the ordinary but I've never dealt with a custom dealer. Is there a way other than the honor system, or do I just have to trust him to not pocket what I give him
  6. OscarJr

    OscarJr Kneel before Zod!

    Feb 20, 2013
    Laredo, Tx
    we can't judge his character over the internet even if you spent a year describing him. Ultimately you have to use your judgement to trust him or not, unless you're a loudspeaker connoisseur yourself to verify his suggestions for the cab are going to be valid.
  7. My apologies, I must not have been clear in my question. Is it the norm to leave a deposit?
  8. OscarJr

    OscarJr Kneel before Zod!

    Feb 20, 2013
    Laredo, Tx
    Ah. Yes, I would and do require a deposit for any kind of work anyone leaves me. 50% now, the other 50% when the work is completed before receipt of goods.
  9. Awesome, I think may just go for it. I need something that is more portable than a 4x10.
  10. Hi.

    $150 sounds very reasonable. I wouldn't do it with the hardware/material prices over here.


    Some want 1/2, some take the material cost. Some want all in advance.
    It's up to the buyer whether he/she is comfortable with that.
    Obviously in this case the storage time isn't calculated in, but in vehicles, that can play a major role in the deposit.

  11. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    What cabinet design is he using for the JBL's?
    If you have the specs, one of the TB speaker cab gurus may be able to tell if it's a good design.