DIY guitars

Les Paul

Or correctly New Jersey Electric Guitar was my second DIY guitar kit. Because it was The second kit is better quality than the first one, mainly the quality of wood.

Because I was really satisfied with the result I decided to upgrade the guitar even more. I have installed Gotoh SG381-04C tuning machines, Yibuy H2L2 (Alnico V) pickups. The pickups are wired as Jimmy Page 50’s Style with 21 different combinations. I have changed pots to Push Pull and changed the knobs. Lastly I have upgraded to KD bridge and tailpiece and real bone nut. The result is a greatly playing an playable guitar even for winter evenings.

Stratocaster

Or correctly LA Electric Guitar was my first guitar kit I have built. It was a fun experiment and the guitar is quite good playable. The main downside of this model is a really soft wood for the body (I should’ve bought the Ash-body variant) and that is not good in the long-term for the included tremolo.