#1
ive been looking into making my own guitar but as i dont have the tools to cut my own body and build from scratch, and as this would be my first project i have looked around for kits that require assembly and painting

i would just like to know your thoughts on this kit

http://www.themusicking.co.uk/build-your-own-electric-guitar-kit-jackson-style

like if the wood if reliable as i have not heard of a guitar made of basswood.

and also id like to ask you guys how possible it would be to customise to put in a floydd rose i have on an older guitar, thanks in advance guys
#2
Basswood is a good guitar wood, I have an Ibanez made out of it that I love. That kit doesn't look bad although pickups in kits are usually crap so you may want new ones.
If you wanna drop a floyd in another guitar it would have to be routed for at least a standard trem. For a fully funtional Floyd the guitar would need to be routed for it. The neck would need routed for the locking nut and the trem would need to be calibrated. It's a bitch in other words.
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#3
basswood is very low quality wood imo.

usually what cheaper guitars are made of.
#4
You havent? Alot of ibanez guitars, like the Paul Gilbert model, are made from it, as well as some Jackson and other shred and metal marketed guitars. I would buy it, were it not from Britain, as the curent exchange rate is almost 2 dollars pre pound, or something close.
#5
basswood is a popular wood used for less expensive guitars.

youll need a router and possibly some chisels and templates to rout the floyd out...
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#6
thanks guys, maybe not try the floydd on this one and leave it to a later project. but i do have a whole spare guitar at my dispense with bucks and all black hardware that i would probably use instead of the packaged hardware