EXP style DIY Guitar Kits

Any metalhead worth their salt will immediately conjure up images of James Hetfield of Metallica when thinking of famous Explorer® players. Hetfield has used Explorers almost exclusively throughout his career with the exception of Metallica’s first release ‘Kill em all’ in 1983 which, coincidently he mostly recorded with a Gibson® Flying V®. Other notable guitarists who played Explorers include:

  • Allen Collins (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • Eric Clapton (Eric Clapton’s original 58 Explorer® was auctioned off for approx. $130,000)
  • Gary Moore
  • Eddie Van Halen (Ibanez Destroyer)
  • The Edge (U2)
  • Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick)
  • Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)
  • Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters)

    Build your own DIY Explorer® style guitar

    The EXP could be considered one of the easier to assemble DIY electric guitar kits with simple wiring, and the option for either set or bolt-on neck. The flat body and straight lines also make sanding and finishing a breeze compared to the more rounded contours of the LP or ST or hollow body kits.

    If you have never assembled or finished an electric guitar before the EXP makes for a good starting point. In fact, we have a complete run-through showing all of the steps involved in assembly right here.

    All our DIY guitar kits include: 

    ✅ Free delivery to over 100 countries.
    ✅ Quality workmanship.
    ✅ Access to our How-To resources. 

    Contact our support team at support@guitarkitworld.com if you have any further questions.

    Disclaimer: GuitarKitWorld.com is not affiliated with Gibson Brands Inc., Fender Musical Instruments Corporation or PRS Guitars. Fender®, Gibson®, and other brand names are trademarks of their respective owners.

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    Zebrawood EXP Guitar Kit with Black Pickguard - Guitar Kit World
    Zebrawood EXP Guitar Kit with Black Pickguard - Guitar Kit World
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    Zebrawood EXP Guitar Kit with Black Pickguard

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    EXP Guitar Kit with Quilted Maple Veneer

    EXP style DIY guitar kit with a mahogany body and quilted maple veneer. EXP style kit has a flat body and straight lines which makes sanding and fi...

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    EXP Guitar Kit with Ash Body, Rosewood, Dot Inlays - Guitar Kit World
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    EXP style DIY guitar kit with ash body timber and maple neck. Specifications Hand Orientation*: Righty Headstock Shape: Styled Body Type: Solid B...

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    Zebrawood EXP Guitar Kit with White Pickguard - Guitar Kit World
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