#1
uhh, yea so the other day I decided to take out the tremelo bridge on my strat and it broke...

at least 60 bucks for a new one and i was like "OMG". I was going to buy a new guitar anyways and I stumbled upon these

http://www.sagamusic.com/catalog/details.asp?ProductID=LC-10

I always wanted a Les Paul and this is the cheapest option I have. Of course I will put in new Humbucker's and change the bridge, tuning keys, etc

The only concern I have is the colour and stuff....
#2
its crap. dont buy it
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#3
those are just kits they come with the holes pre-drilled so all you have to do is finish it and pop everything in (in theory) But i have not hear good things about the saga kits mainly regarding all the things that you intend to replace. If you are going to replace everything anyway why not buy a body and a neck separately?
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those are just kits they come with the holes pre-drilled so all you have to do is finish it and pop everything in (in theory) But i have not hear good things about the saga kits mainly regarding all the things that you intend to replace. If you are going to replace everything anyway why not buy a body and a neck separately?


Ok, well I haven't heard anything about these. I looked around and this is pretty much the cheapest option. It has the bindings and stuff already finished
#5
ive heard the bodies are nice platforms for mods, thats pretty much it!
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#6
o i forgot to mention go to www.guitarattack.com and there are testimonials from people about their saga builds and such.
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#7
In principle its a good idea, it gives you an intro into how a guitar is put together etc, but if you actualy want to use it as a finished product, you talking about replacing at least the nut, bridge, tuners, and pups and I have heard that the necks suck any way.


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In principle its a good idea, it gives you an intro into how a guitar is put together etc, but if you actualy want to use it as a finished product, you talking about replacing at least the nut, bridge, tuners, and pups and I have heard that the necks suck any way.


yea, it's mostly the body im looking for. I hate my strat, and i want more of an LP look. something that I can put in EMG's

the minimum is the pickups..
#9
I bought one a while back and put it together.

Its higher quality than a squier.

Painting is the hardest part.
Its easy to do a bad paint job.
I did a clear coat so its a wood look. Looks nice.
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#10
Ok thanks for everyone's help, I decided I'm going to buy it and just even out the kinks...

I have had experience with this kind of stuff before so I will keep you guys informed.
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Ok thanks for everyone's help, I decided I'm going to buy it and just even out the kinks...

I have had experience with this kind of stuff before so I will keep you guys informed.


the heads suck.
I replace them with schallers.

some people said the necks suck, but I liked mine.

I left it 100% natural, unpainted, but the headstock was painted.

smooth.
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#12
well good luck to ya hoping to see some pics of it
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#13
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I left it 100% natural, unpainted, but the headstock was painted.
Bare wood? Not a good idea... wood needs some form of finish on it oil, lacquer, paint w.e it needs to be sealed against the moisture.


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Are you sure you broke the bridge? How is it broken?


when i took it out, it was cracked and rusted
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Rust doesn't mean it's broken. Let's see some pics.


+1. I mean, how the heck do you break a bridge without some serious power tools?
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#18
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Bare wood? Not a good idea... wood needs some form of finish on it oil, lacquer, paint w.e it needs to be sealed against the moisture.


that is a very good point, I agree but,

we used to sell them so I got one at cost.

Cheap guitar, I don't care about it much.

It was more of a fun project.

It just sits on the wall now...looks nice up there tho.

I guess I'm spoiled with nicer guitars...lol..oh well.....I can't complain there!
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#19
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+1. I mean, how the heck do you break a bridge without some serious power tools?


+2
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#20
For the 295$ you can almost buy a warmoth body and neck. As you are going to have to replace all the hardware anyways. It wont have binding an whatnot but be a whole lot better made guitar.
#21
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+1. I mean, how the heck do you break a bridge without some serious power tools?

well, on my squier, I adjusted the intonation and sadlle height and part of the saddle just ....broke...
#22
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For the 295$ you can almost buy a warmoth body and neck. As you are going to have to replace all the hardware anyways. It wont have binding an whatnot but be a whole lot better made guitar.


he's right.

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#23
uhh, no I want the LP look and I just want to do this stuff myself.
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well, on my squier, I adjusted the intonation and sadlle height and part of the saddle just ....broke...


Saddles are cheap and easy to replace, though. Breaking the bridge itself is, well, difficult.
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