You could get the ready to wrap kit, for 455.00 and wrap the guides on yourself. It's a great option. Bob does all the handle work, even throws down a feather inlay and some writing. He'll mark the spine and all. I've done it twice now and it was a blast. I got to put my own little twist on things without the pressure of completing the whole build.
If you really want a Meiser for that used rod price, you can't beat it. You might even be able to borrow a rod turner from someone and then you'd be set.
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