Solo PBK-1 DIY Electric Bass Guitar Kit

(17 customer reviews)

$ USD 159.99

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Product Description

This DIY guitar kit has everything you need for building your own PB Style Electric Bass 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
  • Press-fit peghead bushings
  • String Retainer
  • Tuning Machines (4 pcs, mounting screws included)
  • Strings
  • Strap Buttons
  • Pickguard
  • Neck Pickup
  • Bridge
  • Neck Plate
  • Ground Wire
  • Cord
  • Mounting Springs for pickup height adjustment
  • Hex wrench for truss-rod 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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17 reviews for Solo PBK-1 DIY Electric Bass Guitar Kit

  1. gordmeeks (verified owner)

    This is an easy build.
    Had fun doing it. Sanded body & neck. Spray painted, then assembled the wood parts.
    Added all the hard ware & electronics.
    I have had a few offers to buy, since completing.
    Not for sale.

  2. Samuel (verified owner)

    Easy build. Great bang for buck. Easily competes with mid range basses of triple the price

    I plan on getting more

  3. Alex (verified owner)

    This Bass is great! The look/sound/fit is really nice.
    I pull it off the wall before my ‘big name brand’ bass.
    I can’t wait to get another kit.

  4. Gabriel Charlebois (verified owner)

    Very nice kit! No soldering to do at all. Neck finish is great and straight. Fret nicely dressed. Just paint/stain the body and you are good to go!

    Would definitely buy another kit!

  5. Gunnar Schwede (verified owner)

    My first kit.. everything fit perfectly and was easily put together. I love this bass, sounds great and the fact that I painted it and put it together makes it even more special! Will get more, now I am hooked….

  6. Jonathan Martel (verified owner)

    My first kit.. everything fit perfectly and was easily put together. I love this bass, sounds great and the fact that I painted it and put it together makes it even more special excellent for those who want to make something their own

  7. Jonathan Martel (verified owner)

    Excellent way for people to make a guitar their own

  8. Artie Fields (verified owner)

    Nice kit. Excellent fit and finish. Look forward to completing it to hear how it sounds. I did replace the pickup with a Seymour Duncan quarter pounder.

  9. Mike Pongracz (verified owner)

    My son had wanted a bass guitar and I thought this would be a great father/son project that would give him a little extra knowledge and appreciation for musical instruments than simply going to the store and buying one. The kit arrived quickly, and I was impressed at how well everything was packaged up. I was also pleased with the actual quality of the pieces. The instructions were fairly straightforward and we spent the next 2 days sanding priming and painting. For this one, we went to Michaels and picked up a few cans of Testors One-Coat Lacquer/Spray (Two Blue, Two Clear Coat). When all was said and done, it looked amazing – my son was super impressed. Assembly of the guitar was also fairly easy and for a first build, having the fretboard be a screwed in as opposed to just glued made the process painless.

    The ONLY thing that kept me from giving this a full 5 stars (and I’d have given it 4.5 if I could) was the actual hardware. We had two of the screws tuner screws snap off near the heads – and this was with pilot holes drilled. It made installing the rest of the tuner hardware a little nerve-wracking.

    Aside from that, the Bass sounds and plays excellent. Very little adjustments needed to be made as far as intonation which really shocked me – it just worked and sounded great out of the gate!

    If you take your time, measure twice drill once, and follow the instructions, I would highly recommend this as a great first build if you’re looking to get a nice sounding and ultimately great looking bass guitar you can say you built yourself!

  10. Steven Heiss (verified owner)

    My first kit and really glad I got it! Went together easily and ready to play pretty much as soon as it was assembled. I too had a tuner mounting screw break off at the head so that was the only downside. And excellent customer service for the questions I had. Will definitely look at buying another kit, maybe a Les Paul this time. Thanks!

  11. Jamie

    Because this kit was so cheap I decided it couldn’t hurt to try it.
    Was easy enough to assemble.
    Once it was put together and I plugged it in, I was blown away at how nice this bass is. Neck is great and it sounds better than my brand name bass.
    Anyone on the fence about these kits, just get one and build it.

  12. David (verified owner)

    I LUV my Bass! Easy to assemble, and it sounds amazing. I was too excited to paint it before putting it all together and seeing it in all its glory, so I just sanded the body and neck and put it together.

    IMHO a great value. Noy likely my last purchase from SOLO.

  13. gowings_08 (verified owner)

    Very solid kit. Got some Seymor Duncan 1/4 pounders to go with it. Body needed a tad of sanding before painting which took a whopping 40 seconds so no biggie. The neck pocket is good and tight, predrilled holes lined up perfectly, neck is even smoother than an Ibanez I have that came straight from factory. Instructions were very clear for newbs to guitars so no experience needed to build them. Next time I want a guitar it is coming from Solo, the quality is on par with some Fender P Bass’ Ive played. With woodwork like this Fender or Gibson exc is just a name, not a name for quality.

  14. robertomdbm (verified owner)

    This was an easy build and it sounds really good.

  15. Nikkolas Clark (verified owner)

    I built this for my dad. I painted it and put emg active pickups in it and he absolutely loves it. Assembly was stupid easy and wasn’t missing any parts at all

  16. Joseph King (verified owner)

    Great kit! An excellent project for my son while school is closed (this was his at-home luthier/engineering class). Now he can start working on his at-home music class learning how to play.

  17. larryl (verified owner)

    This was a great kit and my first “build”. I had been looking for something inexpensive and easy in the interim while I’m prepping another custom bass and this totally fit the build. Customer service was great in replying to my questions before the purchase, received it in under a week and everything was clearly marked and packaged.

    The fit was perfect – nothing that caused any concerns during the build. I chose to get the Tung Oil to hand finish the bass and it turned out great.

    I was half-expecting to get a bass that was “passable” since it’s only around $200. I was very pleasantly surprised. Sustain is great – I forgot the resonant qualities of the P-bass. The pickups sound quite decent – at some point I may swap them out for an upgrade but they definitely transmit a great tone. It’s a way more comfortable bass than I remember with my first P-bass experience a long time ago.

    It came with roundwound strings and I was at first going to put them aside as I was waiting for a set of flatwounds to arrive. I did string it up as I was anxious to start playing it and even the strings are very decent.

    I definitely recommend this kit for anyone looking to dip their toes into building and it’s a great way to expand your arsenal on a budget.

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