Solo LPK-10 DIY Guitar Kit With Flame Maple Top

(7 customer reviews)

$ USD 219.99

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Product Description

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

Please note: The body on this model has been upgraded from Basswood to Mahogany

Kit includes:

  • Unfinished mahogany body
  • Unfinished mahogany neck with blackwood (engineered rosewood) fingerboard
  • Threaded hex bushings (flat washers included)
  • Tuning machines
  • Truss Rod Cover
  • Strings
  • 3-Way Pickup Toggle Switch (includes mounting nut, flat washer, and plastic Rhythm/Treble Ring-switchwasher)
  • Strap Buttons
  • Neck Pickup on a mounting ring
  • Bridge Pickup on a mounting ring
  • Tune-o-matic Bridge with threaded thumbwheel studs and bushings
  • Stop Bar Tailpiece with height-adjustable threaded mounting studs and knurled bushings
  • Neck Plate
  • Pickguard with the mounting bracket
  • Control Knobs
  • Jackplate with a Jack
  • Cord
  • Truss Rod Allen Key
  • Control Pots (capacitors included for Tone Pots)
  • Control Cavity Cover Plate
  • 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
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Poly Resin Sealer

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Body Information
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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

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7 reviews for Solo LPK-10 DIY Guitar Kit With Flame Maple Top

  1. Ian (verified owner)

    Overall a pretty decent kit. This was my first guitar kit build and it went pretty smoothly. The fit of the neck was quite good although the nut is quite high so I will need to fix that. I did need to remove some material from both the selector switch cavity and one of the volume or tone pot cavities in order to allow the nuts to be threaded on as there was not enough thread coming through as shipped. The “flamed” maple was not very pronounced on mine but to be expected from this type of price range and not a concern for me as I was planning on doing a gold top. Shipping was fast once ordered. Overall I was pleased and would order from Solo again if I was to do another kit.

  2. Albert Leaside

    Ordered this guitbox, Quick and effortlessly. Arrived as promised, No issues. Well Made parts,All there. Went together No problems. Nine out ten. Sitting here “Pickin and Grinnin” Thanks.

  3. Richard Kurek (verified owner)

    fun kit to do be careful with the top keep as dry as possible around edges , then your good to go , i used hide glue for the neck sound travels from neck to body well. had dead LP from the real deal , so pleased with the results

  4. Nancy Larkin (verified owner)

    I purchased this kit as a gift for my adult son. He has really enjoyed the process so far.
    The kit arrived quickly, as promised, as was in great shape when he opened it.
    Very pleased.

  5. jason1998 (verified owner)

    Just got mine delivered today. Was very excited, looked at the body, flame top looks beautiful and fits snug with the neck. Only problem is it only came with 4 tuning keys… After making a comment they happily sent the other 2 a few days later, very happy with the fast service towards fixing the situation.

    • Ara Pekel

      Hi Jason, Just created a ticket for you and I will assign it to our shipping department.
      Should have that out for you soon.
      Sorry for the inconvenience, but we are here to resolve any issues that you may be faced with.

  6. mshepherd.canada (verified owner)

    First off, my kit was ordered from Winnipeg & arrived in like, a week! That’s pretty amazing.

    The kit upon unpacking was reasonable “as is” considering the price but I’m doing a partial mod before the build because I want it to ring as clear as possible. It’s not my intention to make a fake Gibson as i find that pulls you into the realm of criminal intent & copyright infringement. Every rock god I worshiped as a kid had a Les Paul slung on their hip like a gun fighter. But they were real Gibsons!

    The neck: The nut is plastic & mounted badly crying for a bone nut which I ordered from The Netherlands. It was so bad I initially thought the neck was twisted. The fret wire is such low quality that it tarnish’s within weeks of cleaning. Since I am removing frets & nut I am going to replace the muddy looking wedges with MOP inlays as well & leveling the fret board prior to the fret reinstall & finishing. I find this reasonable as every guitar gets most of this treatment at some point in their life, might as well start off on a good foot I figure. I’m also making a veneer with custom inlay for the head stock to match the “engineered” hardwood fret board but that is purely cosmetic. I need to stress the importance of a well made neck/nut/headstock to the tone of the final product, which is a musical instrument after all, not a shovel.

    The body: Looks pretty good actually. Some sloppy binding work around the horn which I can fill. Very little tearing around pre-drilled holes which is indicative of too fast a bit speed. Alignment of said holes seems close enough to deal with. Note: some kits don’t have pre-drilled holes for the tailpiece/bridge, this one does. The body is 4 pieces of wood all of different color & grain so there won’t be a clear lacquer finish to show off the grain which would look crappy so even though the flame maple top is not bad the body will get an opaque lacquer finish. The neck fitted the body cavity very nicely. #49 will ROCK OUT & ring clear.

    The Hardware: I’ve not installed the hardware yet but I’ll probably use it all initially (except for the strings…boooo!) to evaluate until the inevitable replacement of the tuners/pup’s & prolly the pots. I doubt my level of playing would require a new 3-way switch/bridge or tailpiece.

    There are essentially 3 ways to approach a project like this. A purely wood working enthusiast will find this kit to be a nice canvas upon which to work ones magic. A hobby guitarist with a knack for wood working & guitar set up will find this kit to be a huge amount of fun as I am convinced it can be built to play, with some small effort & forethought. Players might be initially surprised at the finished build quality but quickly turn up their nose that it’s a kit & not a custom shop Luthiers product. Ah well, different strokes.

    I’m really looking forward to finishing this kit so I can purchase another.

  7. evan.jones699 (verified owner)

    I ordered the LPK10 kit to build as my second project. It came out awesome, and sounds fantastic. It really packs a punch when you plug it in!

    As usual, it takes patience to get it stained and clear coated the way I wanted it, but I was able to do a sapphire blue fade that came out gorgeous. I also decided to stain the back, neck and head stock the same dark sapphire blue, and was very pleased with the way the mahogany took the stain, and the way it looks relative to the maple top. There were no glue spots to deal with, which was awesome. I used Varithane brush on gloss for the finish with- probably 6 coats. If you are comfortable with applying this product, it can come out really nice, but again you need the patience to sand it out between coats with 800/1000/ 1500/2000 sandpaper to get the smooth glossy finish you are looking for.

    Some other observations on this one:
    1. It’s routed for the neck slightly different from the pictures on the solo site, but none of this presented a problem
    2. The neck glued in straight without any modifications. Nice production by Solo on this
    3. The frets were much better dressed than on the first one. It took minimal sanding with an emery board, only a few minutes to get it right.
    4. I decided to wire the whole thing myself rather than use the provided pots and pre-wired harness. The reason for this was that the kit pots provided didn’t perform very well on my first build, and for about $25 I bought CTS 500K long shaft pots, Orange Drop capacitors and the proper 22 ga wire in four colors. With a little youtube research, I was able to do all the soldering from start to finish in about an hour. Definitely recommend this. I plan on retrofitting my first build the same way. Be advised that the control knobs provided are not the right size for the CTS pots, and you will need do enlarge the 4 holes through the top to get them through (slightly stressful), but it all came out fine. Also, you will need to buy control knobs with American sizing for another $10. I bought Vintage Forge Cream Speed Knobs on Amazon and they look awesome. It’s a nice compliment to the cream pickups, and the gold ones that came with the kit just didn’t look right with the chrome hardware in this kit.
    5. The only issue I had with the components provided was with the pickup selector switch. Even after removing the spacing nut, the top is still to thick to apply the Rhythm/Treble badge and still have enough thread to get the retaining nut on. I will have to go in from the back and use a Dremel and chisel to remove another 1/8″ of material to allow the switch to seat deep enough to get all the hardware on the visible side. Not a big issue, but you should test fit all the components before you solder everything up, so you don’t have to disconnect any soldered components to make any needed modifications.

    All in all, it was another great experience, and even the few small things I encountered I looked at as part of the challenge of making it yours. It’s pretty cool knowing you have a quality instrument that is truly a “one of a kind.” Looking forward to building more of these in the future. Thanks to the Solo team for another quality product!

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