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Solo ESK-75 DIY Electric Guitar Kit With Flame Maple Top

(2 customer reviews)

$ USD 289.99 $ USD 260.99

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Product Description

This DIY guitar kit has everything you need for building your own Hollow Body Electric Guitar With Flame Maple Top. You will only need some basic tools and finishing supplies. This kit includes all parts and step-by-step instructions to build a complete, playable custom guitar. All challenging wood cutting, drilling and shaping has already been professionally done, as well as fret leveling and dressing.

Recommended tools: Solo Guitar Assembly Kit – Set Neck

Kit includes:

  • Maple body with a poly sealant
  • Unfinished maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard
  • Threaded hex bushings (flat washers included)
  • Tuning machines
  • Truss Rod Cover
  • Strings
  • Top Pickguard
  • Strap Buttons
  • Neck Pickup on a mounting ring
  • Bridge Pickup on a mounting ring
  • Trapezoid tailpiece with Tune-O-Matic style saddles
  • Pickguard
  • 3-Way Pickup Toggle Switch (includes knurled mounting nut, flat washer, and plastic Rhythm/Treble Ring-switchwasher)
  • Control Knobs
  • Jack (mounting nut and washer included)
  • Cord
  • Hex Wrench
  • Control Pots (capacitors included for Tone Pots)
  • All mounting screws are included
  • Wires
IMPORTANT (in addition to our standard return policy): due to their nature kits can be returned only in virtually untouched condition and in original package.

Technical Details

DIY Kit Information
Finish

Poly Resin Sealer

Style

Body Information
Thickness

Body Material

Binding

Neck Information
Fretboard

Construction

Frets

Inlays

Scale Length

Thick Nut

Width Nut

Hardware and Electronics
Hardware Color

Selector Type

Tailpiece

Bridge

Controls

Electronics

Pickups

Tuners

Weight

10 lbs

Dimensions

26 × 22 × 6 in

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2 reviews for Solo ESK-75 DIY Electric Guitar Kit With Flame Maple Top

  1. Michel_Wander

    First the bad; the headstock was not perfectly symmetrical and there was some sort of glue or oil under the poly sealer which meant that a couple of small spots could not be properly stained. This mesnt I had to do a bit of visual trickery with the finish so that it wasn’t do visible. Three of the tuners are missing the lock washer, and the wood in the neck pocket is pretty rough.

    Next the minor; the heel joint is a little too long so remember to measure and make sure to adjust it properly or you will never be able to get a proper intonation. One of the frames on a pickup was rotated 180 degrees (it has a taper to match the curve of the guitar body). The pickups were slightly different resistances and the one I wanted for bridge was in the wrong frame. Not really a problem, but if you are picky, check this before installation. Sanding poly sealant off takes almost as much time as applying the finish. The bridge post holes are not perfectly parallel but are useable. There is no added wood supports (kerf) in the corners of the guitar body. I do not know if this is an error or just that Solo hasn’t updated thier photos recently.

    The good; the neck was perfectly straight out of the box and didn’t need any adjustment. Even though the wood in the neck pocket was rough, the alignment was perfect. The fretwork is nearly perfect out of the box, I barely needed to file any of the ends. The fretboard and inlays are super nice and without any gaps. The flame maple veneer is nearly perfect and would only be nicer if it were bookmatched. No excess glue to deal with so the veneer takes stain without a problem. The wIring harness is mostly pre soldered and the configuration works nicely. The pickups are HOT, even with considerably larger air gap compared to a Les Paul or Stratocaster, output is high.

    This kit goes together beautifully, and only took a few days to finish once the initial sanding was done, components are decent and the electronics are acceptable as is, I won’t consider upgrading for a long time. When installing the pots, I suggest tying, then taping the string to the posts in such a way that the string is centered over the top of the post, just tying the string (dental floss in my case) to the post causes the post to get stuck sidways. Also, plan on how to hide the wires inside the guitar. I finished the body seperately from the neck after I trial fitted everything. This made the finishing much easier. The thin foam packing material makes a great work surface that allows ypu to spin the guitar body on.

    The great; the guitar assembles easily, looks magnificent, and sounds good plugged in and nice when acoustic. A fun kit, and I am considering building another but finishing it differently.

  2. rob.hemphill (verified owner)

    I had a ball with this kit. For the price point, you need to take control of expectations and optimize with skill. The construction is excellent for the price. I only needed to shim a gap at the outside bottom of the neck joint (no structural issue, just a small gap).

    I embellished the peg head with ebony and a crown inlay. It really looks like a Gibson. I finished in clear for the natural look.

    Electronics are fine. When I installed light gauge ribbon wound jazz strings (11-50) and plugged into my new Positive Grid amp set to clean with delay, the sound was very professional.

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