Solo SBK-10 DIY Electric Guitar Kit

Rated 3.67 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

$ USD 219.99

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SKU: SBK-10 Category:

Product Description

This DIY guitar kit has everything you need for building your own SB 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.

*This kit uses regular single ball end strings

Kit includes:

  • Ash body with a poly sealant
  • Unfinished maple neck with blackwood (engineered rosewood) fingerboard
  • Strings
  • Strap Buttons
  • Bridge Assembly with fine tuners and trem arm
  • 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.

Technical Details

Body Information
Thickness

Body Material

DIY Kit Information
Finish

Poly Resin Sealer

Style

Neck Information
Fretboard

Fretboard Radius

Construction

Frets

Inlays

Scale Length

Thick Nut

Width Nut

Hardware and Electronics
Hardware Color

Selector Type

Bridge

Controls

Electronics

Pickups

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DIY Kit Styles

Headless Styles

Brands

Solo Guitars

Difficulty

3 Flaming Guitar

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3 reviews for Solo SBK-10 DIY Electric Guitar Kit

  1. MG
    Rated 4 out of 5

    MG

    Great kit! Only way to get a headless guitar unless you are willing to spend thousands. Neck is super straight and decent quality. Body is shaped nice and routered good. Kit went together easy. Sound quality is actually…. very good (with after market quality strings). Sustain is blow your mind incredible. Very happy and play it daily. String action a little high, but will order proper wood shims for the neck, which is common adjustment for guitars. The only gripes I have is the wood grain/joints are a little crooked (I went with a natural finish so its just cosmetic). But you wouldn’t notice unless I pointed it out. It does look incredible. But this thing is definitely worth the price. And I have to emphasize that again…. it’s a great guitar… for the price. Don’t expect a $3000 Kiesel or Strandberg from it. Just build it and enjoy it. SoloMusic also had this sent to me within a week, so that was awesome. I have no regrets buying this guitar. I wouldn’t mind building another.

  2. Chris A. Kuhnke
    Rated 4 out of 5

    Chris A. Kuhnke (verified owner)

    Impressive for the cost; very rewarding kit and worth the money and effort. Fast delivery and as advertised; only (small) issue is wiring diagram could be more ‘novice’ oriented……may just be me. Will definitely purchase more kits in the future. The time invested is definitely worth the end results. I will post pics later. No issues as for wood quality and construction; turned out really well for me. Thanks! Happy that it includes everything from solder to strings………………………..

  3. mtrettin
    Rated 3 out of 5

    mtrettin (verified owner)

    Overall this was a pretty good kit, that went together nicely. The body was made from 3 pieces of wood and needed to be filled and sanded flat in a few areas that had divots (especially on one area on the edge of the guitar on one of the seams where the pieces of wood joined). I expected having to do this sort of thing on a project build like this and it overall was not a big deal. I planned on painting mine a solid color, so it didn’t matter to me, but the grain did not have a nice consistent pattern or color between the 3 pieces and as I said, I had to fill several areas so a translucent finish is probably out. I used my own pickups and did not test the ones that came with it, so I cannot speak for the quality of them, but they seemed pretty cheap (but who knows though, maybe they sound great). The bridge is serviceable, but not great, but it can be directly replaced with steinberger r-trem bridge, I used a J-custom r-trem style bridge in mine and it fit perfectly with no modifications needed. The headpiece is also not great and requires two different hex keys to change strings. There are a number of other nice headless headpieces out there that do not have the floyd rose nut style clamps but unfortunately, it cannot be directly replaced with steinberger style parts as the neck is a different size and is cut in such a way as to only accept this proprietary headpiece that seems to be made of low quality metals. I know you get what you pay for, but the option of upgrading with aftermarket parts would be nice. The neck pocket was too tight and needed a good amount of wood removed to get it to fit which again isn’t a big deal and totally fixable, but I am just mentioning these things so potential buyers can know the scope of what they may be getting into. The string action was also too high even with the bridge adjusted as low as it would go and needed a neck shim (again, not a big deal, but just FYI). The neck itself is actually a very nice shape and feels nice and thin, very easy to play. Not crazy thin like a Wizard neck or anything close to that, but also not thick like a les paul neck, it felt just right to me. This was a very fun build and the guitar turned out very nice in the end. So why the 3 stars? After about 3 months of playing this guitar with moderate use, many of the frets started to wear grooves into them. I leveled and crowned the frets properly before ever playing it and had it setup by a very reputable guitar tech in my area. Fast forward to today and I have had the guitar finished for 8 months and several of the frets have such deep indentations that the strings are starting to catch. Re-fretting this guitar is out of the scope of what I have tools/knowledge/experience for, and I haven’t been able to find a direct replacement neck anywhere online. I have owned many guitars and have built several other kit guitars and have never experienced this issue before. I admit that I am not a professional luthier, and I would even go as far as to say that there is a chance that there is something that I did incorrectly while building the kit that is causing extra wear on the frets, but I have never had this issue with previous kits that I have built.

    Overall I was happy with this kit but just a summary of my suggestions for improvements/considerations:

    -Use more durable fret wire
    -Re-design the neck or headpiece in such a way that aftermarket headpieces can be used. Many people buy these kits to mod them, so help us out!

    I hope this was helpful!

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