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How to Wire a Stratocaster® Guitar Kit

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...

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Guitar Tonewoods

Guitar Tonewoods: How they affect Tone and Playability

Tonewoods are timbers selected for their acoustic and tonal properties, used in the construction of stringed instruments, including guitars. They are almost always a hardwood (derived from deciduous trees), as guitars must be able to absorb the tension imparted from...

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Neck Assembly for Kit Guitars

Neck Assembly for Kit Guitars

Neck assembly for kit guitars is fairly straightforward for the most part, but there are a few things you will want to avoid doing. This article covers basic information about guitar necks including neck profile and common timbers along with...

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Best Guitar Bridge Options for Kit Guitars

Best Guitar Bridge Options for Kit Guitars

In the following article, we're going to take a closer look at some of the best guitar bridge options available for kit guitars. This isn't an exhaustive list of guitar bridges, however, the bridges listed below are what you will find...

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Wood Grain Filler for Guitar Bodies

Wood Grain Filler for Guitar Bodies

All hardwoods are fairly open grained, some more than others. To achieve a smooth glossy finish we require an even surface to work with and when using an open grain timber such as Mahogany this can be difficult. To achieve this...

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Sanding a Guitar Body Prior to Painting

Sanding a Guitar Body Prior to Painting

In the following article, we're going to cover some of the basics of guitar sanding. While it may seem fairly obvious, in essence, correct preparation will make or break the quality of your guitar kit's finish so it makes sense to...

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How to Apply a Sunburst Guitar Finish

How to Apply a Sunburst Guitar Finish

Before going into too much detail in this article, keep in mind that this is just one method of applying a sunburst guitar finish. This method is relatively easy to do for someone new to guitar finishing which is why...

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Guitar Pickups Explained

Guitar Pickups Explained

Pickups play a massive role in the tone of an electric guitar, so it makes sense to understand the basics of how they actually work and the variations of guitar pickups available. Recommended: Pickups for DIY Guitar Kits In the most...

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How High Should my Pickups be?

How High Should my Pickups be?

How high should you adjust your pickups after your kit guitar assembly is complete? It makes sense to want to know after all it has the potential to have an impact on the output of your new guitar and since you...

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How to Install Pre-Wired Pickups

How to Install Pre-Wired Pickups

 For many of us once our guitar is assembled, set up properly and provided with a quality finish our attention turns to tone and how get the best sounding guitar we can. Tone comes down to a lot of...

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