#1
Anyone have any experience with these? I'm thinking of getting one because I'd like an inexpensive project and thought this would be better than just modding an epiphone or other cheap factory guitar. Here is what I'm looking at getting:


http://www.guitarfetish.com/LP-Style-Carved-Top-Body-BOLT-ON-34-maple-top-Flame-Veneer-NO-FINISH_p_5487.html

http://www.guitarfetish.com/LP-Style-22-Fret-neck-Trapezoid-Inlays-Solid-Maple-Rosewood-FB_p_5488.html

I will probably put a set of Duncan's in it and use good quality components. Is this something that will play just as good as any other guitar as long as I take my time and do things right? If not, any suggestions for a similar kit that is just neck and body (I want to be able to choose my components) that is inexpensive?
#2
I've never done a kit like this, just pieced together guitars from piles and stuff that people have brought to me. It's probably easier to build a kit than to make things work together. I think the hardest part besides the decisions would be the finish. Seems like most of the work is already done. I may just buy one of these myself! Anything you can't handle a luthier can take care of for you for not too much out of pocket.
#3
I've always heard horror stories of the fret work on those kit builds. If you've got tools to make frets smooth and level, and to cut the nut properly for proper action, then yeah, it could play pretty good.
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#4
Quote by Lavatain
I've always heard horror stories of the fret work on those kit builds. If you've got tools to make frets smooth and level, and to cut the nut properly for proper action, then yeah, it could play pretty good.



What types of tools would I need for this? Just some files and some YouTube tutorials?

For the price that it is, I'd rather spend $5or600 on something I can put together myself than something made in a factory
#5
Why would you start with a cheap kit? A better kit would give you a better product and parts to start with.
Check out www.rmolsonguitars.com for beautiful guitar kits with amazing veneers. Robert has LP's, 335's, and a couple of custom designs that would be worth your time and trouble to build. I'm building an amazing ES-175 kit from him with flamed maple veneer.
You get what you pay for. A cheap kit built well will still be a cheap guitar, and give you more building headaches than a better kit might. Good luck.
#6
Do stay away from cheap kits, there's a reason why they're so incredibly cheap.

Helped a friend piece together that exact kit and the neck joint was horrendous, the scale length was off a quarter of an inch and we got rid of it before I had the chance to take a look at the potentially horrid fretwork.

If you're in the market for a Les Paul kit.

miles ahead of the gf kit but may need work: http://www.bulldogbodies.com/Guitar-Kits_c4.htm

Never had a problem, far superior neck tenon and joint than anything I've worked with in the past: https://buy.precisionguitarkits.com/product-category/guitars/carved-top
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