Solo TCK-10 DIY Electric Guitar Kit With Ash Burl Top

Rated 4.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

$ USD 149.99

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Product Description

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

Kit includes:

  • Unfinished Basswood body
  • Unfinished maple neck with blackwood (engineered rosewood) fingerboard
  • Hex threaded peghead bushings with washers
  • String Retainers
  • Tuning Machines
  • Strings
  • Strap Buttons
  • Pickguard Assembly
  • Bridge Assembly
  • Neck Plate
  • Control Plate Assembly
  • Jack plate (2 mounting screws included)
  • 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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1 review for Solo TCK-10 DIY Electric Guitar Kit With Ash Burl Top

  1. jlarf
    Rated 4 out of 5

    jlarf (verified owner)

    This is my second Solo kit. The first was the Spalted Maple TC kit. I am a hobbyist player/builder, and this kit was finished, assembled, and setup in my garage. I used simple tools that would be found in anyone’s home tool box. As with the first kit, this one arrived within 4 days of my order placement. Upon receipt I unboxed and assembled it to test fitment. Compared with Spalted kit the neck to body fit was much better with this kit, as was the cavity routing. The neck to bridge alignment was very good. In general everything went together well. The ash burl veneer was truly beautiful. If it wasn’t book matched you would have to work hard to convince me. The neck was very good and required only a minor tweak of the truss rod. I did find the fret ends to be a little sharp and I a couple that were a bit high. A little bit of dressing took care of those issues. My only complaint was the tool marks on the perimeter of the body. They required more sanding than I experienced with the Spalted kit.

    Of course finishing is about individual tastes. Basswood is pretty boring in my opinion, so I finished the back and sides in a hammered copper paint (rattle can). With wood as beautiful as the ash burl I decided to let it speak for itself and used wipe on polyurethane. In combination with black binding, I’m very happy with my choice of finishes.

    I setup the guitar with a medium low action and D Addario 9’s. Intonation is tough to dial in. Compensated saddles would be and inexpensive and good upgrade. It sounds good both clean and with some dirt dialed in. The pickups have a clear bell like chime when clean and will growl when you add some distortion. My grandkids are going to love this guitar. Git ya one!

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