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Guitar Bridge Types for Kit Guitars

In the following article we’re going to take a closer look at some of the most common guitar bridge types found on kit guitars.  This isn’t an exhaustive list of guitar bridges, however the bridges listed below are what you will find on 99% of all kit guitars. Your bridge is a super important component of your […]

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Guitar Kit Parts and Components

LP Guitar Kit Shaped and routed guitar body Guitar neck (Bolt on or set neck) Strap buttons with screws 2 X humbucking pickups 2 X Volume + 2 X tone control pots 3 way Pickup Selector switch Input Jack Pickguard and screws for mounting 6 X tuning pegs (machine heads) Tune-O-Matic bridge Nut ST Guitar Kit […]

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How Do Electric Guitars Work

If you are into building guitars (chances are since you are on a custom guitar building site you most likely are) then you probably have spent quite a bit of time tinkering with your guitar’s look and feel. But what about the sound it produces? How does the simple act of picking a guitar string produce […]

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Telecaster® Kit Guitars

Telecasters® are synonymous with the birth of electric guitars. In fact the humble ‘Tele’ (first known as the ‘Broadcaster’ was the first commercial electric guitar out of the Fender stables and it’s enduring legacy is a testament to it’s unique tone and design. As a result Telecaster® Guitar Kits are popular with kit guitar builders, […]

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Les Paul Guitar Kits, A DIY Classic

Easily the best selling of all project guitars, Les Paul style kits are a popular choice for guitar builders. This mirrors actual sales of electric guitars with the Gibson Les Paul remaining very popular up to this day along with the Gibson SG and Les Paul Jr. But how simple are they to assemble? Do […]

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Left Handed Guitar Kits, Getting it Right for Lefties

If you’re a left-handed guitarist I already know your biggest complaint. There just aren’t as many options when it comes to guitars as there are if you play right handed. I’m a lefty, I know how frustrating it is when you can’t try out your best mates guitar or when you walk into a music store […]

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How to Wire a Stratocaster Guitar Kit

In the following article we’re going to be running through the basics of wiring up a Stratocaster Guitar Kit. These articles are aimed at keeping things simple so if this is your first guitar kit the following information should be useful without getting overly technical. Preparation Before we get going just keep a couple of […]

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Electric Guitar Wiring for Kit Guitars

Depending on your choice of Guitar Kit you may be required to perform a small amount (or a large amount) of work wiring the guitar. This typically involves a soldering iron and understanding the basics of guitar electronics. You will also need to understand basic schematic diagrams of pickup configurations. It’s not a one size […]

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How to Adjust your Guitar Intonation

Kit guitars are notorious for requiring some adjustment before being ready to play. There are a number of things you will need to do prior to playing your new guitar including adjustments to the neck using the truss rod to reduce warping or bowing, adjusting the nut to set the action and setting the guitar’s […]

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A Step by Step Guide to Truss Rod Adjustment

Straightening Your Guitar Kit’s Neck for Ultimate Playability One of the most obvious reasons a guitar may not play well comes down to a bent or warped guitar neck. Guitar Kit’s will often require some truss rod adjustment after assembling. Adjusting your neck is often essential to provide a good playing experience. But how is […]

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