Solo TCK-150 DIY Semi Hollow Electric Guitar Kit With Maple Top

Rated 4.50 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

$ USD 159.99

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Product Description

This DIY guitar kit has everything you need for building your own TC Style Semi Hollow 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.

Kit includes:

  • Basswood body with maple top
  • Unfinished maple neck with maple fingerboard
  • Hex threaded peghead bushings with washers
  • String Retainers
  • Tuning Machines
  • Strings
  • Strap Buttons
  • Bridge Assembly
  • Neck Plate
  • Control Plate Assembly
  • Jack plate
  • Ground Wire
  • 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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DIY Kit Information
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Poly Resin Sealer

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Neck Information
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Thick Nut

Width Nut

Hardware and Electronics
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Bridge

Controls

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Pickups

Tuners

6 reviews for Solo TCK-150 DIY Semi Hollow Electric Guitar Kit With Maple Top

  1. Dean
    Rated 5 out of 5

    Dean (verified owner)

    I bought 2 of these one for myself and 1 for my father for a guitar build off.honestly wish there was more work to be done on these they’re sweet only some fine sanding and finishing required. I’m loving this project the quality is way beyond what I expected.the staff was very helpful even calling to make sure I didn’t accidentally double my order who does that? I’m recommending this company to anyone who will listen!perfect products and professionalism look no further.looking forward to completing this and 1 upping my ol man .thanks solo music gear !you gotta customer for life and I suggest you do the same if you’re at all interested in building a guitar.

  2. billtaylor613
    Rated 5 out of 5

    billtaylor613 (verified owner)

    I was very pleased with this kit.
    It went together nicely.
    The nut slot adjustments went smoothly and frets were nicely leveled, so it tuned and intonated nicely.
    I did not have to shim the neck to get factory string height measurements.
    The feedback I get on it’s looks are really impressive.
    The lightness of the body makes for am amazing, light, nicely balanced guitar.
    I find I can really shred on this thing – I mean really move quickly all around the neck.
    It’s just so easy to adjust it’s playing position while in full shred mode.
    AND I can play it unplugged! – a real plus for a tele.

  3. roger
    Rated 3 out of 5

    roger (verified owner)

    Overall, I’m quite pleased with this kit. The body required very little finishing work. The neck had smooth fret ends, however, there were a couple that needed leveling. I expected as much from a kit guitar.

    The main thing that irks me is that the tuning peg holes are not aligned. It’s not bad enough that I would go through the trouble of gluing in dowels to fill them and start from scratch; however, it is still quite disappointing (and frankly there should be no reason that a neck with misaligned tuning peg holes gets shipped out… quality control should have caught that).

    Also, the nut was glued on far too firmly. I replaced the stock, plastic nut with something better, however, the stock nut had far too much glue applied making it tougher to remove (lots of taping ensured no damage to the neck during this swap).

    And lastly, I would have liked a tighter fit in the neck joint, however, it is a bolt-on, and it screws in fine and is aligned.

    As I said, overall, it’s a good kit. However, the few cons–especially those tuning peg holes–are enough for me to drop the rating a couple stars.

    I submitted a suggestion separately the other day, and may as well do the same here. It would be fantastic if you could include in the box a couple scrap pieces of wood from the top cut for us to use for stain tests. That way we’d have the exact same wood as the body’s cap (or body). They wouldn’t have to be large or sanded or anything. Just a couple small scrap pieces that shouldn’t impact shipping costs as they’d e the size of a coaster.

    Keep up the good work, folks.

  4. trittondrew
    Rated 4 out of 5

    trittondrew (verified owner)

    I think Roger’s review is spot on. I’m pleased with the kit overall. The body was pretty well setup for finishing and had no glue spots anywhere. Excellent work! I did not bother leveling the frets at this time, but may go back over them at a later date. Overall they seemed to be fairly level to start with.

    My tuning machine holes were slightly off as well which makes for frustration. As a detail-oriented woodworker, these small subtleties can drive me nuts sometimes.

    I haven’t replaced the nut, but might do so in the future for additional tuning stability and finish. I kind of wish this wasn’t preinstalled so that it could be easily swapped out for a nicer nut, but that’s a small gripe.

    I think I’ll have to replace the bridge saddles though. For some reason, I get a “fret buzz like” sound from the saddles on my G and B strings. The neck relief is correct and the action is higher than I’d like and the issue does not go away. I haven’t gotten a definitive solution worked out other than heavier strings (due to the higher string tension). I replaced the G string with a wound string and the buzz went away.

    My frets had moderately sharp ends, but that’s my fault for not noticing before installing and will be taken care of on the next string change.

    My neck joint wasn’t flush with the body, but as previously stated in other reviews, it’s a bolt on and aligns well.

    The pickups sound much better than I expected from this level of kit and the volume and tone pots work as expected. Installation of these can be a bit tricky if you have larger fingers since there isn’t a backplate to access the electronics. Be careful when installing/removing the knobs though. They are press fit and I ended up pulling the shaft out of the tone pot…. Fixable and my fault, but just something to note!

    Overall a great kit! The more time you put into it the better the outcome.

  5. robertosuarezperez
    Rated 5 out of 5

    robertosuarezperez

    review tck-150

    I think is a great kit. The neck has frets leveled and crowned, the neck pocket was a little bit loose, but with the screws the neck fits very firm and straight. One thing that suprise me was the bridge: the guitar was already intonated, so I just have to regulate the saddles heigh, and not very much: someone at Solo put a lot of love here. The pickups sound very good and the other suprise was the pots: when I check they were 500k with a 0,47 cap. Wait, what? This is not standard, so I freaked out thinking on the need of buy 250k pots with 0,22 cap. Then I stop drinking coffee for a full day and realized that the choice Solo did is a good choice: means that this tele has more resonance, the high end is bright and can go darker than the regular tele. Is a guitar with a wider voice, and a good one too, a gentle one: it can twang, but also go into Kyuss-like sound. Who doesnt want versatility?
    This was my first kit and, yes, I made a lot of mistakes in the finish, looking for a vintage look. But, when I show the guitar, everyone compliments “Hey, man, this looks really good”, “Looks like a factory guitar, like a pro guitar”, “Is a beauty”. I know I am not the Wizard of Luthiers, so my takeaway is this: the kit is so good that you will get a stunner even if you mess things up, like me.Whats not to like? One thing, at least for me: convince my wife about the necesity of another guitar kit. I already started, but it can take a while.

  6. billtaylor613
    Rated 5 out of 5

    billtaylor613 (verified owner)

    This is my favourite Solo kit. It goes together so quickly into a high-quality, lightweight acoustic instrument that I like to just sit and strum on the couch. The maple top is a finisher’s dream opportunity to experiment. I’m ok with the electronics, but, I decided on a blended circuit with a volume control for each pickup and one shared tone control. I can get sounds I did not expect with the blends and the non-linear tone behaviour. I like it without “treble bleed” circuit elements – it cracks at full volume and purrs at lower volumes.

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