I am looking to build up a custom kit (a vintage 80s job made out of unusual materials) and was wondering if anybody in here might be knowledgeable. I got some advice from a guy who is a longtime expert collector/seller, but I think he might be bullshitting me, and Craigslist is plain scary. Don't wanna go the routes of Guitar Ctr/Musician's Friend/Sam Ash/Sweetwater either...and my local music store mostly deals in guitars and renting out horns and clarinets to kids who play in the school band. I have been working Reverb & Ebay like a loon...but people charge wild prices, and one of my possible sellers over there turned out to be an extremely shady character. How much of a wild goose chase is it going to be to lock down this kit?