LP-Style Electric Guitar Kits

LP-Style Electric Guitar Kits

LP-Style Electric Guitar Kits Flame Top

Flame Top

Item # 5827
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LP-Style Electric Guitar Kits Spalted Top

Spalted Top

Item # 5828
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LP-Style Flame Top Kit + ColorTone Cherry Sunburst Finishing Set
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LP-Style Flame Top Kit + ColorTone Cherry Sunburst Finishing Set

Item # 15826
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LP-Style Flame Top Kit + ColorTone Antique Gold Finishing Set
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LP-Style Flame Top Kit + ColorTone Antique Gold Finishing Set

Item # 15827
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LP-Style Electric Guitar Kits

About This Item

THE rock-n-roll standard
This is the guitar you've seen in the hands of your idols since childhood. You know all the details: the stunning top, the arches and curves of the body, and the responsive set neck. When you see the body shape you instantly know the thick, warm, bold tones that this guitar is famed for. Don't just dream of owning one, build it yourself with a few simple tools.

These kits are ready for you to open the box and start your build. Like the S and T-style kits, we've made it easy for anyone to make a great guitar on their first try.

The right details for the right tone
These are made with the traditional specs, arched top and set neck. Each of our kits comes with the neck individually matched and fit to each body, for a perfect fit. No need to worry about getting the neck angle just right, we've dialed it in for you.


Save BIG with a Finishing Set!
Finally, you can make this guitar look amazing with the iconic colors you've always imagined—all without complicated spray equipment! ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Sets make it simple to get professional results you'll be proud of. Choose from these classic colors:

Cherry Sunburst - Flame Top Also sold separately
This is it! This Cherry Red is the perfect match for the 1958, 1959, and 1960 'bursts.

Antique Gold - Flame Top Also sold separately
This is the 1950s Goldtop you've been looking for. It's a dark and warm gold color with a metallic brass look, the perfect match of those original Goldtops.


First-time builder? No sweat.
You don't need a workshop, and there's a good chance you already own all the tools you'll need to get the job done. This kit comes with our step-by-step, beginner-friendly instructions and our highly knowledgeable staff of guitar techs are just a phone call away. StewMac has you covered, so you can enjoy the build.

    Your kit includes everything you'll need:
  • Mahogany body with either a premium flame maple or exotic spalted maple top veneer
  • Neck pocket, pickup cavities and bridge holes are all drilled and routed for the perfect placement and fit
  • Shaped mahogany neck has a 2-way truss rod installed
  • 24-11/16" (627.06mm) scale length
  • Bound granadillo fingerboard comes pre-installed with frets and traditional crown pearloid inlays
  • Peghead is ready for your personal custom shape
  • Pre-slotted nut for perfect action
  • Chrome plated hardware—from sealed tuners to strap buttons
  • Traditional tune-o-matic bridge and stop tailpiece
  • Humbucking pickups with chrome covers
  • Quality potentiometers, caps, and wire
  • Output jack
  • Cream pickup rings, cover plates and accessories
  • Traditional gold top-hat bell knobs
  • Truss rod wrench
  • And we even include 2 sets of strings and an output cord


CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.


Instructions

Product Instructions

LP-Style Electric Guitar Kit Instructions

Downloadable assembly instructions for the LP-Style Guitar Kit.

ColorTone Aerosol Finishing Set Instructions

All the steps you need to spray a perfect finish

How to shape a custom guitar peghead

Make a signature peghead! Learn how to make a custom guitar peghead that can give your guitar a unique vibe. Using a pattern, a jigsaw and a router, see how easy it is to make a peghead template and rout a custom peghead shape into your guitar's headstock, just like the professionals.

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4.0
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4.0

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Verified Buyer


To the complainers I would ask: You gonna practice binding on your main ax? Didn't think so. You gonna practice fret work on your Precious? Routing? Didn't think so.
Get this kit and your fretting gear; get this kit and your binding gear, etc. See if you can get that finish perfect. That's why you buy this kit.
Learning soooo much.

5.0

Nice kit

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Verified Buyer


Another great kit from Stew Mac. Great instructions and components

2.0

Don't Bother

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Verified Buyer


I bought two of these. Both had twisted necks, needed major fret dressing or replacement and both had major flaws in the wood. Don't expect an A grade piece of wood, you won't get it. One of them had a crack by the bottom strap button and the other had glue all over the top so that stain would not soak into the wood. If you try to sand the defects out of the top, you will sand through it. I didn't use any of the hardware, it was all cheap. By the time I bought all new hardware, I had about $700 into each guitar. I could have bought a nice Epiphone for that price. If you are just looking for a fun project, this would be ok, but if your looking for a quality guitar when you are finished, this kit does not give the bones to start with.

5.0

Kit review

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Verified Buyer


I was going to build this guitar for a family member. I had the guitar completely finished and when I started to set the strings, I noticed a bow in the neck. Normally this is only an adjustment but this was uncorrectable. I called Stew-Mac and explained the problem and they quickly replaced the kit with a new one. This time I checked the neck for straightness before doing all the work first. Perfectly straight neck, beautiful spalted maple overlay. Going to make a great guitar. Stew-mac was very customer oriented on this and I have no complaints. Will enjoy the build.

4.0

I love this thing, but....

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Verified Buyer


I love this LP-style guitar kit, but I can not rate this kit as a whole. I decided to take this huitar to the max and make it my primary player. The only part of the kit I actually used was this neck and body, everything else was upgraded.
I put the Gibson deluxe waffle-back tuners on it, upgraded all the pots, switch, plug-in, bridge, tail-piece, and pick-ups. I used the Seymour Duncan P-rails with the push/pull pots. This guitar is legit! If the headstock said Gibson it would be about $4500.
As for the body and neck... They were great. A lot of sanding and prep is required to do it the right way. (Be careful not to sand through the maple veneer on the body. It's pretty thin). The nut was plastic so I switched that out for a bone nut and I added a veneer and MOP logo to the headstock. Used nitro for the gloss. This was my first time using the water stain... lesson learned... be careful and pay attention to your taping. I had to add a pickguard to cover up this hard lesson.
Overall, a great project that with patients can produce a high quality guitar.

4.0

first guitar kit

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Verified Buyer


The guitar looks great the wood is nice. The neck was tight needed a little work to get it to completely set in the body. I was a little disappointed in the pots switch and output jack. I been in the process of updating the electronic parts. I will try the pickups that came with it measured about 11.7K ohms.

4.0

Nice kit.

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Verified Buyer


Kit is nice overall. Top has a nice figure for a veneer, considerable glue spots so sand well. Couple of nicks and dings in the fret board that I didn't feel were representative of typical stew mac quality. That said, this is not a custom shop lp and was purchased as a wood working project for a family member that has no experience and all on all it is a reasonable kit if you are willing to put the elbow grease it.

4.0

Good value

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Verified Buyer


I bought this kit on sale. At that price, it is a very good value. One complaint is the the neck is section about 3 inches below the headstock.... meaning that you really can't do a natural or stained finish on the neck, as the difference in woods, grain and the section will show. I am not finished with this project yet, but, will have to finish the neck in a solid color or do some sort of solid to natural blend in the neck. But that's the only real issue. Be careful with any sanding on the top. It is a very thin veneer. It is certainly possible to sand through it if you aren't very careful. But it doesn't need much sanding, really just areas where glue spots will mess with any staining. I have yet to spray a finish on this project.

3.0

Not Quite

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Verified Buyer


Great price, good neck fit, pretty nice looking body with only minor cleanup needed, cheap hardware as expected. Unfortunately the neck had a horrendous backbow combined with a twist, no amount of string tension could ever make it playable, and fret dressing is just not possible. I'm sure Stew Mac would gladly send me a replacement as they are a highly reputable company but I'm opting to return for refund. The quality control is a little too hit or miss for my taste.

I would strongly suggest that prior to shipping Stew Mac have somebody take two minutes to sight down the neck, that would save them some embarrassment, shipping expense, and a disappointed customer. I don't imagine for a minute that the condition of this neck is the norm, if so nobody would ever keep it.

4.0

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Well I finally finished this project. I took some time off over the holidaze.
It took more work than expected to become a solid playing guitar. Maybe just due to lack of experience on my part but I had to re-dress the frets after final assembly and cut the nut a little in order to get the intonation right. The finish came out pretty fine IMO. I mixed it up a bit to say the least. Satin nitro on the back of the neck, Gloss nitro on the back and sides and French polished w/ button shellac the body and headstock front veneer's. The Satin nitro goes on GREAT right out of the can and the Gloss just takes lots more coats to get a good build. I finished the neck and French polishing before attaching the neck to the body. The electrical components and the tuners were not what I wanted, so they were up graded. Some additional minor reaming was required on the body for the switch and full size long shaft pots. The guitar dimensions are slightly smaller/different than an Epiphone LP, so if you want a hard-case GATOR was the closest I could find that the guitar was tight enough in. Overall a fun yet challenging 1st project and excellent support from the folks at StewMac.

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