#1
So UG, I've been playing guitar for a good 5+ years and will be finishing school completely this month, giving me a solid 4 months to do pretty much anything I want. As such I'm contemplating building my first guitar but need some advice.

At this stage Ive decided to build a fixed bridge HH guitar with either an explorer or strat type body, with a rosewood fretboard (preferably). Now I'm not keen enough to build it from scratch, my plan is to buy a finished neck (Happy to do the headstock myself) and an unfinished body, as well as the electronics/hardware etc.

I'm not paticuarly concerned about actually putting it all together as I've got a pretty good idea what im doing.

What I want to know UG, is where can I find a decent neck and body online for less then $250/300 or so?
The gear:

* Epiphone Les Paul Custom
* Schecter Jeff Loomis Signature 7 String
* Fender Squier P Bass
* Blackstar Stage HT-60
* Original Crybaby
* EHX Small Clone
* Boss DD-3
#2
http://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_eguitar_kit.htm

and

http://www.thomann.de/gb/hosco_ststyle_kit.htm

I will most likely get one my self soon enough.

here's an explorer style one...

http://www.thomann.de/gb/tenayo_ex_style_kit.htm

edit - for those strats you'll need to use stacked single pick ups or dig out the cavities a bit.
Last edited by Roxxie Roxx at Oct 8, 2011,
#3
Quote by Roxxie Roxx
http://www.thomann.de/gb/harley_benton_eguitar_kit.htm

and

http://www.thomann.de/gb/hosco_ststyle_kit.htm

I will most likely get one my self soon enough.

here's an explorer style one...

http://www.thomann.de/gb/tenayo_ex_style_kit.htm

edit - for those strats you'll need to use stacked single pick ups or dig out the cavities a bit.


Hmm interesting, although that explorer shape looks a bit ****ing dodgy :/
Must say the V looks pretty cool.

I'd be interested to know if anyone has built one of these before.
The gear:

* Epiphone Les Paul Custom
* Schecter Jeff Loomis Signature 7 String
* Fender Squier P Bass
* Blackstar Stage HT-60
* Original Crybaby
* EHX Small Clone
* Boss DD-3
#5
Quote by dsss guitars
build an explorer.......you know you want too. My last two builds were explorers.


Saw the pics on your profile, they both look amazing.
Did you do the bodies/necks from scratch or order them?
The gear:

* Epiphone Les Paul Custom
* Schecter Jeff Loomis Signature 7 String
* Fender Squier P Bass
* Blackstar Stage HT-60
* Original Crybaby
* EHX Small Clone
* Boss DD-3
#9
Quote by n1ckn1ce
BYOGuitars.com, just upgrade the Electronic and hardware.


Wow the superstrat model looks awesome
Any thoughts on better hardware?
Gotoh floyd/tuners?

Edit:

After reading this + a number of other reviews, I'm seriously hesitant about going near these kits
The gear:

* Epiphone Les Paul Custom
* Schecter Jeff Loomis Signature 7 String
* Fender Squier P Bass
* Blackstar Stage HT-60
* Original Crybaby
* EHX Small Clone
* Boss DD-3
Last edited by hendrixftw at Oct 11, 2011,
#10
All bodies and necks are hand made by myself. You can buy kits and parts from various sites but making your own is more fun.