Solo GFK-10 DIY Electric Guitar Kit With Vibrato Trem

Rated 4.60 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

$ USD 269.99

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This DIY guitar kit has everything you need for building your own GF Style Electric Guitar With 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.

Kit includes:

  • Mahogany body with a poly sealant
  • Unfinished maple neck with blackwood (engineered 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
  • Tune-O-Matic Bridge
  • Bigsby style trem
  • 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.

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5 reviews for Solo GFK-10 DIY Electric Guitar Kit With Vibrato Trem

  1. Pat Clark
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Pat Clark

    This was a lot of fun to put together. The nice wide fret-board is comfortable to my large hands. The vibrato works quietly and well. I did as much custom work to personalize it as I could, Walnut bound finger-rest, walnut heel cap. Dual “mud switches” instead of tone knobs. Hillbilly correct switch knobs. The roller bridge base covered the old stud holes and I pinned it. I custom cut and bound the headstock as well as bookmatched a walnut veneer and inlaid my personal emblem. Walnut truss rod cover.Custom paint and polish, buff and shine. It’s one of the best guitars I have played. Loads of fun to build.

  2. Roy Epkenhaus
    Rated 4 out of 5

    Roy Epkenhaus (verified owner)

    Guitar arrived in a few short days. Was well packaged inside the case. I did notice a crack in the wood on the interior of the guitar but this did not penetrate through to the back side. I will fix this so that it does not get any worse. The overall guitar was fairly rough and will need some extensive sanding to get nice a smooth. I am looking at simply putting on a clear coat with maybe a light natural dye colour to bring out the wood grain a little more. The pick guard was not cut very straight and the beveled edge was poorly shapen. The pick guard will require some filing to correct. As the description noted, the frets on both the top and bottom side of the fret board are sharp and also will need to be filed down. The case looks to be very well made and the guitar fits nice and snug. I plan on doing a nice ebony inlay into the head stock to add personalization to the guitar. Overall I am quite happy with what has been provided to assemble albeit the instructions could have had a few photos included to assist in the assembly.

  3. rhorwath
    Rated 5 out of 5


    I’ve just received this kit, and I won’t be building it unto after the first of the year, (2018). However, I am considered a Master Woodworker, and this will be my first guitar kit. At this point, I can tell you that the kit arrived in perfect shape. I opened the kit and inspected all the parts included, and found no defects or damage from shipment. All the hardware is intact, and appears to align with the pre-drilled holes. The neck and body is a tight fit, maybe will perform a bit of hand sanding to allow for glue flow out. From a woodworkers standpoint, the kit is very nice, and I look forward to continued research and assembly of the guitar. I will update this review during construction of the kit.

  4. rhorwath
    Rated 5 out of 5


    Well, consider this an update to my previous review, as I can’t figure out how to add to the review. The GFK-10 kit is complete, and, I must say, I learned a lot about guitar building. I could not be happier with the way the guitar turned out, and, if I could, I would attach a picture or two. The neck settled into place with no problems, but the finishing was the real time suck. You have to be patient to get the lacquer to turn out just right, with almost a factory finish and reflection. The addition of the electronics went without a hitch, using mono-filament fishing line and a spring hook. I covered the bottom of the tremolo tailpiece with thin adhesive backed nylon to keep the finish protected during installation, and everything lined up perfect. Just a little more work on the frets, and I’ll start playing again. Overall, as a first kit, and being a master woodworker, I am totally impressed with this kit. I’m hoping Santa brings me the SG kit with the flamed maple top next! This has been a blast, and I can’t wait to do it again!

  5. tobias.tschiedl
    Rated 4 out of 5

    tobias.tschiedl (verified owner)

    Built this in May, I think I can now give a relatively thorough review.

    – Neck/Frets fine, straight and I was positively surprised how playable, although
    1. I can’t set the action very low or I get buzzes on the middle strings’ 13th frets. Fwiw, I’ve installed a .012″ gauge set with wound G; this may play out differently with different string gauges.
    2. Don’t bother with the plastic nut that comes with it: Mine was way too high in relation to the frets and didn’t sound great. It’s also slotted for lighter gauges, but my point is that the bottom of the slots (rather than their width) was still almost 1 mm above fret height. I initially sanded it down a bit and deepened the slots. But later on I replaced it with a tusq nut (6060 is the one that fits, although it will also require some sanding), and that was a huge improvement both in tuning stability and sound. Best to replace that nut first thing before you finish the guitar…
    3. I’m not quite sure what wood the fretboard is made of. The website states “poplar” which would be quite unusual…

    – Neck joint – This one looked a bit sketchy at first: The end grain in the neck pocket was very coarse and not particularly dense (i.e., small areas of about 1-3 square mm where the would of the pocket would not touch the wood of the neck). At the time I decided to ignore it, and the guitar does sound ok… still not sure if a luthier would consider this an acceptable joint.

    – Tuning pegs turned out to be surprisingly reliable (once the new nut was installed).

    – Bridge: oh well, not great, because
    1. the stock ABR bridge has a very noisy retainer wire. My inelegant solution: Throw away retainer wire, put little pieces of a rubber band at the end of the screws so they fit more tightly and their threads. No noise now.
    2. more importantly: Turns out the bridge posts (or rather their bushings/studs) are not entirely parallel, i.e. one of the posts slants inward. Now I don’t think this is down to my admittedly very amateurish workmanship: I can’t imagine that you’d be able to tap them into their holes at any angle other than that defined by the holes themselves, so the holes must have been drilled off spec in the first place.
    The stock bridge fit on the posts anyway, but unfortunately not the one I had hoped to replace it with. No idea what I can do about this 🙁

    – Bigsby: Fine for all I can tell, had to replace the locking nut with two normal nuts so it didn’t loosen.

    – Electronics: Pickups are just utterly generic humbuckers, which is what I expected. (Meanwhile have replaced them with Filtertrons). The pots are cheap (also what I expected), and the caps for the tone pots are probably not the ideal value for Humbuckers, the sweep seems rather uneven. I’ll try smaller values at some point.

    All in all, I do think you get more or less what you pay for with this kit, but the thing with the bridge studs is really annoying because it limits the options for upgrading the hardware. (Next thing I’ll do is replace the pots/caps.)

    That said, with a decent nut and decent pickups, the guitar plays and sounds great. Just not super professional quality, but would you really expect that for this price?

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