Solo ST Style DIY Guitar Kit, Alder Body, Maple FB

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

$ USD 169.99

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SKU: STK-15 Category:

Product Description

This guitar kit has everything you need for building your own custom ST style Electric Guitar. You will need only some basic tools and finishing supplies. All challenging wood cutting, drilling and shaping is already done professionally, as well as fret leveling and dressing. A detailed manual is included with step by step instructions, Included in Kit:

  • Unfinished Alder body with a poly sealant
  • Unfinished maple neck with maple fingerboard
  • Press-fit peghead bushings
  • String Retainers
  • Tuning Machines
  • Strings
  • Strap Buttons
  • Pickguard Assembly
  • Tremolo bridge
  • Jack plate
  • Neck Plate
  • Back Plate
  • Spring Claw
  • Springs
  • Ground Wire
  • Cord
  • Truss rod Allen key
  • Bridge saddles Allen key
  • 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
Pickguard

Thickness

Body Material

DIY Kit Information
Finish

Poly Resin Sealer

Style

Neck Information
Fretboard

Construction

Frets

Inlays

Scale Length

Thick Nut

Width Nut

Hardware and Electronics
Hardware Color

Selector Type

Bridge

Controls

Electronics

Pickups

Tuners

4 reviews for Solo ST Style DIY Guitar Kit, Alder Body, Maple FB

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    David F Calello

    I got this kit and gotta say it’s the quickest guitar you’ll ever build. If you think you can’t…your wrong, if you say it’s too expensive…it’s not. The grain on the body is fantastic and stained up nice with beautiful colors. It comes to you quick, well packed, and with pre-drilled holes and wiring instructions. The price is right and it’s the closest thing to an assembled guitar that you’ll ever see. I spent weeks on the finish and 1 hour to build. Pick guard had 3 solder joints and worked great. These kits are great for a beginner or a pro and I’d advise anyone to try it cause of the simplicity of assembly. The body is a canvas for anyone to paint, stain, carve, inlay, or even to personalize to whatever you want. You can do sports teams, cars, names, rock band logo’s, or anything in your imagination! The kit is awesome and the staff at Solo Music is outstanding! Whenever I’ve called, a real person answers, not a machine or canned music, someone you can talk to. Someone who’s knowledgeable about the product. How often do you see that?? If I had more cash now, I’d get the same kit again cause it looks and works great. You’ll need to make tweaks here and there for the string tension and the neck will need adjusting, but follow instructions and you’ll be close. If there’s a question, answers are a phone call away. Get one….build it and see…..by the way, I’m a 62 year old drummer with arthritis, and I don’t play a note??? Matt and the staff at Solo Music helped me to set and tune the guitars I’ve built and guitarist’s even say that they play great. You won’t be sorry! I will shop here again and I urge you to do the same if your thinking about a kit.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    A.c.

    First of all , thank you Matt for the great service !
    I love this kit, the wood pattern is amazing and everything fits the way it is supposed to .
    You could finish it in a few evening.
    It is really fun to build, so I am taking my time do it perfectly .
    I am sure I will get another one, I have to choose from a lot of great models !
    I will post pictures as soon as I am done.
    Thanks again !

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Graham Mowbray (verified owner)

    I didn’t understand how much the pickguard/electronics were assembled for this kit – so I put the guitar together much more quickly than I had imagined would be the case. I really like my guitar now that it is together it has a much wider range of “voice” than my Les Paul Jr. and it just feels nice to have “my” guitar in my hands to play.

    There were a couple of things that the manual could have spelled out better – but if you think (or ask support) these are easy to resolve. If I had to do it again, I would have made more of a mock-up of the body finish before I got going. I used wood stain and tung oil and the result while quite pretty is a tad too red given that the pickguard I was delivered was a sort of reddish brown.

    It was lots of fun to do it and I am sure there is another Solo in my future …. I just have to wait until my wife buys a new pair of shoes.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Peter (verified owner)

    this is my first experience and I don’t have real complains, Service was very good, Matt is a gentlemen, he respond every questions, the quality of the kit no bad, I just do 3 modification, I change the pickups to Wilkinson 60 that I have available from an upgrade that I do a year go, steel tremolo block and the Machine tuners, the one on that came in the kit have lot of play, and even solo was so nicely and offer replacing it if I have problems, I decided to use Wilkinson staggered locking tuners to avoid the trees and it only cost me $28.00. in my guitar the only issue was two holes on the tuner area totally on level so I ended re-drilled. The Neck is the most amazing part of the guitar the grain and the look is just beautiful and the fret work not bad at all, don’t take me wrong you still required to do some work on the fret and the nut but not as much I have to do in my $500.00 guitars. The electronic honestly look very chip very tinny pots, but for my surprise they work really!, really! good, so I have no plan to upgrade. I complete all the setup and the guitar sound incredible, is just crazy how good a guitar with this cost could ended sounding with only 3 simple modification. I am very happy with the outcome. The guitar sound better that two of my favorite $500 guitar, but painting is not 100% perfect and as a Novice a do some mistakes in the clear painting and buffing. if you ask me if I do this project again?, well I don’t know; the reason, I don’t have yet the space and the build and painting equipment to ended with a very profesional work but, if next time I decided to stain rather than paint for sure I will buy other Alder strat.

    Overall I was planning to give 4 star review due a few of minor issues on the kit, I am giving it 5 star because, when I compare the service, solo help support, the quality of this guitar compared with other similar DYI models no one can bit Solo guitar. I have a $295.00 and I am including building and painting materials that sound as good of my $700 branded guitar so in my case, this was a wining project.

    Thanks solo

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