Solo LPK-90 DIY Electric Guitar Kit With Maple Top

(5 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.

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

  1. Dean

    The LPK-90 is a really neat kit. A bit more involved than the Tele models as it has a set neck as opposed to a bolt on, so pre-fitting and measuring prior to gluing to ensure alignment with the bridge is crucial. The fit for the most part was good. There was some slight shimming to do but nothing that should discourage someone attempting a kit like this. The overall quality of the neck and body was excellent. The fretting only required minor polishing. There were some hardware issues, but nothing worth mentioning as Matt from Solo was all over it. This kit comes with P90 style pickups that really put out. I did find that the pups wouldn’t sit parallel to the strings so I ended up tossing the mounting springs and putting a piece of foam under them. Problem solved. It would be a big plus if Solo eliminated the sealer that they put on the bodies and necks. It is understandable why they do it, but it is a bit of a pain. If you’re looking for a good quality build, this kit rocks.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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