#1
Hey all. Does anyone have an opinion on the kit's that are out there? I've been looking at Guitar Fetish's kits, and it looks like a cool project.
Thanks!
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#2
You usually end up spending about three times as much time and money to end up with a guitar that's half as good.

But you'll learn the answer to the question, "Does anyone have an opinion on the kits that are out there?"
#4
Totally a beginner project.

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Is this a real beginner project, or have you had experience with guitar set up and mods?
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#5
The thing about a kit...

One reason they're cheap is that they generally need the frets levelled and the nut re-cut in order for them to play well. Unless you can do this yourself, you'll have to pay someone else to do it, and it will likely cost near enough as much as the kit itself did.
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#6
Okay, thanks for the head's up. I did pick up a book to help somewhat.

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The thing about a kit...

One reason they're cheap is that they generally need the frets levelled and the nut re-cut in order for them to play well. Unless you can do this yourself, you'll have to pay someone else to do it, and it will likely cost near enough as much as the kit itself did.
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#7
www.byoguitar.com has some decent kits
Carvin has some very good kits if you like those styles
I haven't tried a Guitar Fetish kit, but their hardware and pickups are a good deal, so I'd take the chance and try one of their kits.

Which are you looking at?
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#8
I have a GFS kit.

The quality is abysmal. Don't bother.
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#9
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I have a GFS kit.

The quality is abysmal. Don't bother.

good to know
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2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
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GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#10
If you want the best quality for your money, buying a kit is not the way to go. There are a lot of hidden costs with building a guitar. Beginners do not realise that the specialised tools you'll need to level the frets properly are very expensive. It's safe to assume that the frets most definitely aren't level on a cheap kit.

If you want a fun project and don't care for getting the best quality guitar for the money, then go ahead.
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