Solo TC Style DIY Guitar Kit, Rosewood FB, Spalted Maple Top

Rated 4.83 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)

$ USD 149.99 $ USD 139.99


SKU: TCK-1SM Categories: ,

Product Description

This unfinished guitar kit has everything for building your own TC 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.

This kit includes all parts and step-by-step instructions to build a complete, playable custom guitar.

Included in Kit:

  • Basswood body with spalted maple top
  • Unfinished maple neck with 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)
  • Cord
  • Hex wrench for truss-rod adjustment
  • Allen Key for saddle height
  • All mounting screws are includedPLEASE NOTE:  Spalted Maple Tops are all unique… consider them like a fingerprint… No two are the same… Design may vary from photo.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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6 reviews for Solo TC Style DIY Guitar Kit, Rosewood FB, Spalted Maple Top

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    ron jowett (verified owner)

    This was my first guitar project.
    Guitar came and i did a partial prebuild.
    Body and neck was perfect and the neck fit was dead on.
    Customer service is great,I emailed,i think Matt over and over.
    He emailed with help right away.
    Great kit !!

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    Rob (verified owner)

    First kit from Solo. Delivered to Canada very quickly. In good condition however still had a lot of glue remaining on the front center seam where the maple was glued together. I sanded my brains out from 400 grit to 600 to 1000 and still have not been able to remove the glue. Really shows when you then stain the wood and the spots stand out even more. Other than that neck fits well tuners don’t seem so bad as other’s have noted. Just oiling it up with Crimson guitar finishing oil (magic stuff) and ready to do the final assembly. Just need a little more QC when gluing. Won’t stop me from trying an LP kit once done this one. Thanks Solo!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    David F Calello (verified owner)

    First of all, I’m a drummer! If I can do this with my roughed up hands, you can too! A kit that comes with instructions for everything from finishing to electrical is impossible to find. Solo products are well made and not plain easy to do, but the instructions will do that for you. There’s no guess work here and if there’s a question, these folks help you. I have wood working skills that helped me, but the tuning was harder for me cause I’m not a guitar tech. If you are a tech…. buy this kit and you won’t be sorry. Setting up the strings and intonation would not have happened if Matt didn’t get me through it. The fine adjustments should be done with some expertise cause it makes the axe complete! I’ve done 3 guitars including the double neck. They all sounded bad until Matt gave me the info on some of the mistakes I made, and now I tuned a double neck 12 string and It sounds great! Don’t be afraid, get one and try it. You’ve got nothing to lose cause they WILL help you. Anybody who’s done the other generic kits that fly around like a bird(nudge, nudge know what I mean) land yourself in Canada with Solo guitars. I did and I’m doing it again as soon as I get some cash! Best kits out there……don’t believe a drummer? Buy one and you’ll agree. Visit Facebook for them and see what folks do. The two axes I made are there and the third is coming, then I will do a fourth. Fast shipping, exceptional customer service, and an instrument that really plays good, look no further your here. Thank you Matt and Solo. I’ll be back

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andrew Beare (verified owner)

    Hi guys. This was my first. Quite the process depending on your finishing. Thanks for your support Matt , I got it done and it sounds great. I would make another one and recommend this product. The wiring is a bit tricky and better instructions would have helped.
    The staff is wonderful and are willing to help all along the way , ?

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    snake_qc (verified owner)

    Hi everybody! This is my first kit and i’m really impressed!!! Wowww the top is simply stunning!!! The quality is there and the guitar sound great once built and setted! I have had no problems with this kit and I will buy another one in the future! The delivery was fast and well packaged!!! Thanks Solo Music Gear! I’m an happy customer!!! Buy with confidence!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    This is kit #2… originally did a jazz bass ( you can see it on the SOLO site on FB), and really learned much from the experience…I decided on the telly with spalted maple top…..there is something truly magic about those first tones as your instrument comes alive, long after you unpack that box of parts…I decided to try a wipe-on poly finish instead of the spray on approach. After sanding with the 2000 grit, and buffing the finish, I was a bit disappointed as there was a cloudy appearance in the finish, probably from the mineral oil used to thin the poly. So, based on my experience here, if you are looking for a glossy finish, I would stay away from a wipe-on approach, and opt instead for the spray on method. Another bit of advice…be careful on the original sanding, as that spalted top layer is extremely thin, and it wouldn’t take much to sand through it. Overall, the body and neck fit well, electronics were easy to wire up and install, and with a bit of tweaking the bridge lined up properly with the body and neck. It’s all your fault SOLO, as I am now hooked and now eyeing another model to work on over the summer.

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