Solo LPK-90 DIY Electric Guitar Kit With Maple Top

(6 customer reviews)

$ USD 199.99

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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.

Kit includes:

  • Mahogany body with a poly sealant
  • 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
  • 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
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

9 lbs

Dimensions

28 × 14 × 4 in

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6 reviews for Solo LPK-90 DIY Electric Guitar Kit With Maple Top

  1. Jean Léveillé (verified owner)

    Nice DIY-Kit-Guitar..

    The neck is nicely done, big as a baseball-bat.

    We did not use the electric part.. instead we used a dimarzio Virtual P90

    The Kit-Guitar is good.. but I paid a skilled man for the job..

    I do like the guitar.. good sustain.

  2. josh (verified owner)

    Excellent LP, that looks and sounds great! But this was my first build, so I took my time.

    The body was going to be stained, but after the first coat, I realized that some glue spots would not allow the stain to set. I sanded as much as possible, but concluded that I needed to go darker – so I opted for ebony to contrast the gold hardware. It still didn’t take in spots, on the top and sides, so I swung the other way and sanded some areas off to take an aged look.

    Then I coated with Tung oil (3 coats), and let set. When ready, I completed the electrical – which is a simple drop in and finish arrangement. Eventually I will update this to a 50s style wiring, but for the time being, it works very well!

    If you take your time, and try out your problem-solving skills, you should have a quality guitar in your hands!

  3. tldash1 (verified owner)

    Overall the kit is well prepared. I had hoped to finish in tobacco burst but the top veneer had some unfavourable artifacts and grain issues. Also the body was 4 laminated pieces that were inconsistent for natural finish. So i went for goldtop.
    The pre wired pots were wired incorrectly. The audio taper pots were on the tone and linear was on volume. Had to rewire to stock LP to get to work.
    The description states that pups come on a mounting ring . These soapbar pups do not. Disappointed that kit does not include pickguard. I made my own.

    I am pleased with the finished product . the neck is quite good. Fret finish is good some needed touching up. Love the sound from these p90s. Plays well. Will consider doing another solo kit. Have learned something about guitar finishing.

  4. Jean-François RÉMILLARD (verified owner)

    The LPK-90 was my third Solo kit. I had nothing but good things to say about the 2 earlier kits. Unfortunately, I was disappointed with this one for the following two reasons:
    1. Maple veneer – I do not see the point of having a veneer unless you are looking for a nicely figured top. This one looked pretty plain and came with a lot of little dents on the surface which I could not sand through due to the paper thin veneer. I could have fixed these problems if it had been a solid mahogany body without the veneer, but unfortunately this is the only Solo Les Paul kit with P90 pickups.
    2. Veneer not properly glued – There were a lot of “air bubbles” under the veneer around the edge. You can’t possibly cover this type of problems with a finish without trying to fix it first and it is not easy to fix.
    I wrote to Solo about these problems and I was simply told that my email would be forwarded to their quality assurance dept. Anyway, I thought I would write about it so others can be aware of this before ordering the LPK-90 kit. If you do order it, check that the veneer is properly glued and that the surface is not too dented before doing a proper unboxing. Mine could have been better, hence the 3 stars.

  5. evan.jones699

    Tried my first kit, and due to low stock, ordered a LPK10 from “B-Stock.” I did a traditional black/red/amber sunburst, using Keda water based stain, and after getting comfortable with the process, and a lot of youtube (thank you Brad Angove) it came out fantastic. Did a brush-on gloss Varithane finish. Had no problem with alignment of the set (glued in) neck or installation of hardware. The end result is a gorgeous guitar that plays better day by day as tne neck settles in. As indicated in the instructions, I did need to file the ends of the frets to smooth them out, but this only took about an hour. Overall, I’m very satisfied, and just started on my second, a maple flame top in blue. Also, no instructions were included, so I had to go on the website and download/print the pdf.
    Some things to consider:
    1. The wiring diagram was a bit vague and confusing for a first timer. A quick call to Solo (thank Padraig!) straightened me right out, and I had a working guitar. Would suggest a link to a comprehensive video for customers with a live step-by-step soldering guide (“solder this wire here, like so, and solder the other end there…” would be awesome.
    2. The volume and tone pots are cheap, and the volume is either on or off. After more youtube, I was able to purchase a set of four high end pots for about $20 and replace them outright. Problem solved.
    3. Minor fret buzz at the octave fret, but then again, I did not level the frets. May do that in the future.
    4. Intonation setup is a mystery, you just have to play with it. Suggest another link out to a video on how to set the intonation on your guitar.
    Overall, thrilled with the experience, and for about $200, I think it’s well worth the money. Super excited to get the second one completed!

  6. sfmastoris (verified owner)

    My quest for a relic P90 Gold Top LP led me to Solo Music Gear. I knew that it would be very difficult to relic any factory guitar with a polyurethane finish so I needed to find a kit and start from scratch to be able to apply a nitro cellulous finish. I ordered the Solo LPK-90 and received my kit in less than a week and was immediately impressed with the quality.

    The Build: First step was to check the neck and frets. The neck was straight and did not need any adjustments. I took my time and leveled the frets which were very close and hardly required any filing or sanding. The neck to body cavity was so tight that it needed a little sanding and slight chamfer on the neck where it meets the body to accommodate the glue.

    The Paint: I was anxious to try the relic’ing technique that I found on YouTube and Guitar.com website (https://guitar.com/guides/diy-workshop/greco-goldtop-conversion-part-eight/). The paint I used was the Stew-Mac “bright” gold top kit. READ and follow the instructions that comes with the kit and you will have a great finish. The gold top looks so good my friends thought I was crazy to relic it but when they saw the results, they agreed that it really looks like a vintage Gold Top LP. I painted the body separately then glued on the neck before masking off the fret board and cavities for the clear coats.

    Assembly: Since this was a single coil guitar, I used copper foil on the cavities to create an EMI shield. The blue and red wires were switched on the pre-wired assembly on my kit and did not match the Solo wiring diagram. I did put some washers between the pots and the body to get the knobs closer to the body. Also, I used Gotoh vintage aged tuners. You will need the conversion adapters since the predrilled holes are too big. The aged tuners really added to the look. The tunomatic bridge was also replace with an aged one from the internet. I sanded off the brass/copper from the aluminum tail piece and put it in the dishwasher to age it. The kit did not come with a pick guard so I found a P90 pick guard and had to modify it for the spacing of the P90s.

    Results: The guitar exceeded my expectations on looks and play-ability. It plays and sounds great with the stock pickups. I had a professional guitar player friend play it for about 30 minutes. He handed it back to me and said “Don’t change a thing. This is a guitar I would borrow”

    Thank you Solo Music Gear for posting my Gold Top on your social media pages.

    I’ll be trying to copy the 58/59 burst LP with the Solo LPK-200 kit next!

    – Steve

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