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post Aug 11 2008, 11:03 AM
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Been thinking about building my own guitar but did not know where to start so I though I would buy a kit to get the feel of it.

And I found this site offering pretty cheap kits made by the Kit Company in a variety of shapes prices start from £65.00 which is cheap if you want to have a go and dont want to spend loads I think this is a good place to start.

Although i would probably buy upgraded Tuners pickups bridge etc Check It i like the prs style kit

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post Aug 11 2008, 11:22 AM
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interesting website, thanks mate, could be a future project maybe smile.gif


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post Aug 11 2008, 11:40 AM
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I got one of those!
I remember I thought it was very fun putting it together biggrin.gif It only took about 30 minutes though so it's not very challenging... but it's a great way to start!


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post Aug 11 2008, 11:44 AM
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LoL you could shape the head stock prime and lacquer the body to make a bit more challenging check this site for some good tips
http://www.manchesterguitartech.co.uk/kitbuild.html


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post Aug 11 2008, 11:57 AM
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This is beyond cool, definitely bookmarked!

I think it'd be cool to play with the shape of the body a little too as strats seem to disagree with my body shape some how..i will defintely be getting one of these in the near future biggrin.gif
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post Aug 11 2008, 12:18 PM
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This would be so cool biggrin.gif


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post Aug 11 2008, 12:27 PM
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really interesting.. my fingers are itching to get my hands on one of these.. haha.. wink.gif
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post Aug 11 2008, 01:01 PM
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HEHEHEH didn't know they were making these ! So , how did the guitar sound once you built it , Marcus ?


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post Aug 11 2008, 01:23 PM
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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Aug 11 2008, 02:01 PM) *
HEHEHEH didn't know they were making these ! So , how did the guitar sound once you built it , Marcus ?

Well, not surprisingly it sounded just like any other really really cheap guitar.


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post Aug 11 2008, 02:19 PM
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bookmarked. All have a basswood though.

Still would be fun once the other kits come out. Could make a more artsy project out of a explorer style.
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post Aug 11 2008, 03:55 PM
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Well I guess these kits are cool if you want to learn about how guitar is assembled smile.gif Also people can practice doing some interesting finishes and painting smile.gif


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post Aug 11 2008, 04:14 PM
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Bondy & all,

Here's another great site along the same lines guitar building

I hope you will post your progress for us to see, good luck B

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post Aug 11 2008, 04:18 PM
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Awesome stuff to start with,thanks for link Bondy!! smile.gif


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Thats a good site lots of lefty bodies cool may look into that when i have some more cash biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


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post Aug 11 2008, 04:34 PM
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ive seen those kits awhile ago, since then ive been thinking wink.gif
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post Aug 11 2008, 04:43 PM
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QUOTE (Henry Dietzel @ Aug 11 2008, 05:14 PM) *
Bondy & all,

Here's another great site along the same lines guitar building

I hope you will post your progress for us to see, good luck B


These are now much better quality ones .. smile.gif Thanks for the link lots of interesting stuff there smile.gif


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post Aug 11 2008, 04:51 PM
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well, once you do that, start building them from scratch!


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post Aug 11 2008, 04:55 PM
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Very interesting indeed. I would also suggest that you try out a cheap kit first. DOn't need to spend a lot of money on practicing how to build a guitar. After that, if you like it that much, get a more quality kit. I suggest not spending too much money on better tuners, pups on this first project tho.


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