DIY guitars

Les Paul

Or correctly New Jersey Electric Guitar was my second DIY guitar kit. Because I was really satisfied with the default 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 ABR-1 bridge and tailpiece and real bone nut. The headstock was custom shaped with unique lighting-like design. The result is a greatly playing and playable guitar for all occasions.


The first guitar kit I have built was Stratocaster, or correctly LA Electric Guitar. 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.