Build Your Own Guitar

Build your own guitar

If you have ever dreamt about building your won guitar then dream no more and get one of these great kits!

There are times when I look at the guitar that I am playing and think that it could do with a humbucker rather than a single coil in the bridge position of my Strat, or it would be nice if there were 24 frets on it rather than 21.  It is at times like these that, perhaps like me, you start to think about what you would do if you could build your own guitar.  The idea of putting together a real hot-rod guitar has often interested me but I have never done it because I just don’t have the equipment.  Lets face it if you want to build your own guitar then you need some fairly heavy duty carpentry equipment such as jig-saws and routers.  So I have always been interested in the idea of kit guitars as they give you the chance to build your own guitar without having to spend a hell of a lot of money on equipment.

So what are build your own guitar kits?

In essence as the name suggests the build your own guitar kit provides you with what you need to build a guitar.  Build your own guitar kits range in price from the fairly basic to the complete kit.  The basic build your own guitar kits are pretty basic that is they generally consist of just a pre-cut body and finished neck to which you have to then buy all the extras such as tuners, bridge, scratch plate, pick-ups etc.  The good thing about these types of kit are that you have free range to go to town on the hardware of the guitar.  If you want to add Seymour Duncan pick-ups then go ahead.

However, if you don’t want the hassle of having to buy all the individual components of the guitar then there are a number of complete build your own guitar kits available to buy.  If, like me, you are fairly new to the idea of building your own guitar then the complete kits are a great place to start.  If you are looking for a complete build your own guitar kit then you can pick up some great deals through Gear 4 Music.  They stock a number of kits which allow you to build from a range of typical Fender and Gibson guitar designs.  You get everything included, body, neck, tuners, bridge and pick-ups.  The bodies are unfinished so you can really indulge your wildest fantasies to come up with a paint job that suits your tastes.  It is then just a case of putting the instrument together.  Prices start from £64.99 for a Strat style guitar.

If you have ever thought about it but never done it then these kits are a great option if you want to build your own guitar.


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