Brum Brum Posted July 28, 2019 Report Share Posted July 28, 2019 Hi I would love to build a guitar from scratch but am a long way off doing so at the moment as I really don't have the skills or tools necessary... yet! I do have a decent set of home DIY tools and realise I'll need more dedicated tools in the the long run and coming from an engineering background (although a long time ago) I developed confidence and an eye for doing things properly. Thinking about the whole process it is probably the finishing that I'm least confident about. My thoughts are rather than jump in at the deep end I should buy a cheapish kit and learn about setups, fret levelling and finishes. In my minds eye I want to do a set neck LPJ DC and finish in TV Yellow. I've seen some Chinese kits which are reasonably priced and whilst may not be the best they will allow me some money to spend on tools and give me some challenges on the way: ) See below. Kit 1 Kit 2 Any immediate thoughts about these kits? I'd probably go for the cheapest option as it has all the bits to complete (though are probably of poor quality and still may need replacing). I think Kit 2 may be slightly more accurate. If anyone has had a Musoo kit, I'd be interested in your thoughts about quality of woods and general experience. Thinking about finishes, can a mahogany guitar be stained TV Yellow and finished with oil to any degree of success? Or should I be thinking nitro? All thoughts and comments welcomed: ) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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