#1
Hey guys im new to the guitar thread, predominately found in the bass forum but nonetheless...

I am interested in buying a DIY guitar build kit for my design course at school ( so i can paint it and put my own design on it) and i was just wondering how hard it is to put a guitar together from scratch, or would it be easier to buy a second hand guitar and do it?

The only problem with that is, i want a les paul style and it would feel right (or be cheap) to buy a les paul, pull it apart and re paint the whole thing.

What do youy guys recommend doing?

Cheers
#2
You COULD do that and possibly waste a great LP and money OR search on the internet etc. I know for a fact that some companies sell DIY guitar kits that come with wooden LP shaped bodies.
#4
^What he said. The guys at Gear Building & Customizing know everything there is to know about putting guitars together.
#5
I've repainted a Fender Strat. But I got a really really good deal on it. So, if you find a cheap guitar on ebay like what you like (or Craigslist where I found mine) then get it. If the paint is messed up, it doesn't matter since you'll be redoing it.

But yeah, building and customizing has a lot of resources, especially a painting thread.
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#6
Thanks guys.
I've looked all over, with google, just wasn't sure.
Yeah I was worried about actually pulling apart a LP.
I'll go to the customizing board and see whats in there.
Cheers
#7
um you mean buying the raw wood and carving the body? Ask my friend "the humanity" (UG name), he might be able to give you a few points in the right direction. he likes investigating that stuff.