Solo SGK-1 DIY Electric Guitar Kit With Bolt-On Neck

(8 customer reviews)

$ USD 159.99

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Product Description

This DIY guitar kit has everything you need for building your own SG Style Electric Guitar with Bolt-On Neck. 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 mahogany neck with blackwood (engineered rosewood) fingerboard
  • Threaded hex bushings (flat washers included)
  • Tuning machines
  • Truss Rod Cover
  • Strings
  • Top Pickguard Plate
  • Strap Buttons
  • Neck Pickup on a mounting wring
  • Bridge Pickup on a mounting wring
  • Tune-o-matic Bridge with threaded thumbwheel studs and bushings
  • Stop Bar Tailpiece with height-adjustable threaded mounting studs and knurled bushings
  • Pickguard
  • 3-Way Pickup Toggle Switch (includes knurled mounting nut, flat washer, and plastic Rhythm/Treble Ring-switchwasher)
  • Control Knobs
  • Jack (mounting nut and washer included)
  • Cord
  • Hex Wrench
  • 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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8 reviews for Solo SGK-1 DIY Electric Guitar Kit With Bolt-On Neck

  1. Carol. (verified owner)

    It was a gift to my son for Christmas. He did a fantastic job and think he actually sent you a picture. He loved it. Had a little trouble getting the wiring but after calling for some help he got it. And you sent out some replacement parts for something that had broken while wiring. He even had a reaper done by his sister with wood burning. He has received quite a few compliments on it. I would do another one given the chance.

  2. David F Calello

    My 1st time with a DIY. Great product with easy to follow instructions was the big help! Customer service is outstanding and very professional. Thanx for a great product!

  3. Jean-François RÉMILLARD (verified owner)

    This review is for the fantastic sale and delivery services provided by Solo. This is my second kit and although I have yet to complete the build for both guitars, I think it is important to emphasize this aspect of the business. Matt is extremely helpful. The delivery is extremely quick. I ordered during the weekend and the guitar got delivered on the following Wednesday. A friend of mine built a P bass from Solo and he is quite happy with the quality and playability of the instrument. Plus, he uses it live…

  4. jdsdoh8381 (verified owner)

    Just ordered a second one for my son after finishing one for my wife. Kit is very well made with quality parts. The mahogany body is very easy to work with. The fretboard is probably the best part of the kit as the guys did a fantastic job on both kits.

  5. jonestom

    Absolutely fantastic ????????

  6. kevfg54 (verified owner)

    Very happy with the quality and fit of this guitar. This was my first order through Solo, but second DIY guitar. The mahogany body needed very little sanding and was perfect, as was the neck. All holes were drilled perfectly. Very happy with the finished product. The only questions I had, had to do with the wiring and after emailing them, I quickly got a response from Matt confirming how I needed to wire. The order was shipped promptly and packaged well. I would definitely order from Solo again – it was really fun to put together, and to play as well!

  7. todd-0390 (verified owner)

    This is my 4th Solo Guitar build, and I am very pleased, especially because of the unanticipated extra work I had to go through with my previous LPK-1 kit (which ultimately finished beautifully).

    After customizing the body with a belly-cut, forearm bevel, knee bevel, and also sculpted backside horns for better upper neck access, I finished the guitar as I did with my 3 previous kits, with Keda-dye and 15 coats of Tru-oil, resulting in a beautiful wine-colored mahogany body and neck, with dark woodgrain, that looks showroom spectacular.

    As for the hardware and electronics supplied with the kit, I replaced everything from the get-go with black Hipshot locking tuners, TUSQ graphite nut, Seymour-Duncan Vintage Blues humbuckers, 500k CTR pots, .022 orange caps — wired as ’59 vintage-style, a String-Butler to correct the string angle off the Gibson neck, and perhaps most importantly, I added a roller bridge — what a difference in intonation and tuning that makes! Strung with 9.5 Ernie Ball strings, this guitar stays in tune and sounds incredible. I’ve not played a better feeling or sounding SG anywhere.

    The only issue that popped up was that this guitar required a neck shim of about .25mm. Rather than buy one from StewMac at a crazy price coupled with insane shipping fees, – I went down to my local Lowes and bought a pack of 20 wooden shims for $1. Trim one with a razor blade —perfect custom fit and angle — no gap between the neck and body. Easy.

    So there you have it. I rate this kit 5 Stars.

  8. woozle_arse5 (verified owner)

    soooooo I am a complete novice with guitars, I have a little experience soldering but only from a hobbyist once on a blue moon type thing. the last bit of wood working I completed was a stool in jr high which operated more as a collapsed pile of wood and screws than a stool, if I’m honest, but I digress. anyway, I picked up a kit for the quarantine and it showed up super fast. the wood was beautiful, the build was simple, the wiring (while it takes a second to trace it out and understand, makes perfect sence).
    Everything fit perfect. time wise after the staining and clear coat it was maybe 2 hours to build. and now I have a kick ass sg that plays great and that I had a hand in building…. and a desire for about 10 more of your kits. I cannot suggest Solo Music Gear and their kits enough. btw the youtube channel is great and very helpful

    Thank you my sg which I’ve named “my Drop D-mon”

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