Solo MBK-1 DIY Electric Guitar Kit

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$ USD 179.99

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Product Description

This DIY guitar kit has everything you need for building your own MB 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:

  • Mahogany body with a poly sealant
  • Unfinished maple neck with blackwood (engineered rosewood) fingerboard
  • Hex threaded peghead bushings with washers
  • Tuning Machines
  • Strings
  • Strap Buttons
  • Bridge Assembly
  • Neck Plate
  • Pickups
  • Control Plate Assembly
  • Jack plate (2 mounting screws included)
  • Cord
  • Hex wrench for truss-rod adjustment
  • Allen Key for saddle height adjustment
  • All mounting screws are included

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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2 reviews for Solo MBK-1 DIY Electric Guitar Kit

  1. eti.lamontagne (verified owner)

    Very cool kit to built. I have done mine and I am very satisfied of it. Guitar is light but still sound good. Was planning to switch the pickups but after I’ve heard them, I am gonna keep them. They dont sound as warm as gibson’s pick ups, but i would easily compare them as epiphone pro pickups. Had some sanding to do on some parts for them to fit. Its a chinese kit so dont expect to get a custom shop mockingbird. The frets were leveled and round which was pretty good. The only reason why I give 4 stars and not 5 is because my neck had problems. First of all I had a banana neck which was easy to correct. In second, I got a loghtely twisted neck which sucks a bit because I could not ajust the touch of the guitar like I wanted to. Overall very good kit and fun to build. Will defintively buy again from solo guitars

  2. rome (verified owner)

    This was my first kit build after 30+ years of musicianship, and I’m very happy with the result. I learned more about woodworking in a very short time trying to learn (and make mistakes with) finishing. The components fit perfectly with no additional mods required unlike a competitor from whom I’d bought my second kit.

    Never again. I’m sticking with Solo’s kits. Despite being import kits, the supplier for Solo is much higher in quality and care. Even with a manufacturing defect I found, Solo’s customer service was kind and cordial (thanks, Padraig!).

    Once I figured out what was connected to what in the prewired electronics, the rest of the soldering went quickly.

    When it was done, the Mock played wonderfully. Smooth and easy to play; light, but balanced. I replaced the stock pups with SDs (because they matched the finish I did). Found the sweet spot for pinch harmonics pretty much right away.

    Was very proud of myself for getting the soldering right on the first try!

    Easily rivals my 25-year-old Jackson KE-3 in physical qualities – weight, balance, and feel. Solo has won a customer for life.

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