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DIY Ash ST-Style Guitar by Eric F.

Guitar Name:
SKU #: ST-RSBC-1
Ash ST style guitar kit with Flame Maple Veneer, Maple Skunk Stripe Neck

“Best strat kit on the market period!! This is my second kit within a few months and i must say im very impressed with Guitarkitworld. They have the best guitar kits hands down! The flamed top is pretty nice with good figuring. The ash body is nice as well with a black binding around the top. The skunk stripe neck is amazing with great fretwork with only minimal work needed. I am gonna buy another kit from these guys. If you were looking into a great strat kit look no further... this is the one.”

Experience Level: N/A

Guitar Build #: 2

Builder Name: Eric F.

SPECIAL FEATURES / HIGHLIGHTS

  • Flamed Maple top
  • Ash Body
  • Black Binding
  • Skunk Stripe Neck
  • Fretwork

SPECS

Body

Body Timber:

Ash

Body Top Veneer:

Flamed Maple Veneer

Body Finish:

Ask the builder

Neck

Neck Material:

Maple w/ a skunk stripe

Neck Shape:

C shape

Fretboard Material:

Ebony (Engineered)

Number of frets:

22

Nut Material:

Bone

Inlays:

White Dots

Neck Finish:

Ask the builder

Scale Length:

648mm / 25.5″

Fret Size:

Medium Jumbo

Nut Width:

1.65 (42mm)


Electronics

Bridge Pickup:

Humbucker

Middle Pickup: 

None

Neck Pickup:

None

Pickup Configuration:

1 Humbucker

Controls:

1 Volume, 2 Tone, 5-Way Selector


Hardware

Bridge:

Stock

Tuning Machines:

Stock

Control Knobs:

Stock

Hardware Finish:

Chrome

Pickguard:

Black

Tools

  • 2 X Timber clamps (*set neck guitar only) 
  • Electric jigsaw or coping saw (*If shaping the headstock) 
  • Steel ruler (at least 40cm) 
  • Hard sanding block 
  • Center punch (or similar tool for marking hole locations) 
  • Electric drill and assorted drill bits 
  • Large and small screwdrivers (Phillips head and flat head) 
  • Pliers (needle nose preferably)  
  • Soldering iron

Consumables

  • Disposable gloves 
  • Titebond, PVA, or similar wood glue (*set neck guitar) 
  • Small paintbrush  
  • Woodgrain filler (If open grain timber such as Mahogany or Oak) 
  • Sandpaper. Various grades, from 120 up to 1500 (*depends on finish) 
  • Finishing supplies. (This depends on your choice of finish) 
  • Painters masking tape 
  • Assortment of clean rags and paper towel 
  • Denatured alcohol (or cleaning product with degreasing ability) 
  • 0000 fine grade steel wool 
  • Solder (and sponge for cleaning tip of iron) 
  • Container for storing finishing supplies.

Assembly Instructions

Preparation and finishing

Step1. Inspecting and prepping the body 

Step 2. Dry Fitting the Neck

Step 3. Insert the Neck

Step 4. Check the scale length

Step 5. Check the neck fit

Step 6. Check the neck angle

Step 7. Cut the Headstock

Step 8. Masking

Step 9. Grain Filling

Step 10. Finishing

Hardware Installation

Step1. Installing the neck

Step 2. Drill pilot holes

Step 3. Installing the pickguard 

Step 4. Installing the Tuners

Step 5. Installing strap buttons

Step 6. Install and floating tremolo bridge

Step 7. Install the input jack

Connecting the electronics

Step1. Soldering

Step 2.Wiring

Step 3. Insert the tremolo claw and springs

Step 4. Connect the ground wire to the trem claw

Step 5. Install the String Trees

Final Setup

Step1. Float the Trem

Step 2. Adjust neck relief

Step 3. Adjust the action

Step 4. Intonate the guitar

Step 5. Adjust pickup height

Notes: 

Assembly Video

Learn how to build your own ST-style guitar using a guitar kit with this helpful video tutorial.


















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