LP-Style Electric Guitar Kits

LP-Style Electric Guitar Kits

LP-Style Electric Guitar Kits Flame Top
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Flame Top

Item # 5827
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$399.99
$299.99

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LP-Style Electric Guitar Kits Spalted Top
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Spalted Top

Item # 5828
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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.

And with our series of ColorTone Lacquers and Finishes, you can make it look exactly like you've always pictured it. The flamed or spalted maple tops look great with the classic ‘burst or more modern translucent finishes.

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 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

Instructions

Product Instructions

LP-Style Electric Guitar Kit Instructions

Downloadable assembly instructions for the LP-Style Guitar Kit.

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4.0
  • 4.17 average rating from 12 reviews
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4.0

Update on previous review

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Verified Buyer


Very happy with stewmac.

A while back I purchased the spalted top guitar. It arrived with a few factory defects, and stewmac made it right by sending me a new kit. I opted for flame maple.

I finished out the first kit with the gear that came stock, had it set up professionally and loved the guitar.

I spent over 80 hours on fit and finish of the maple top guitar and made it look amazing.

There were a few small things that needed to be addressed, but, in the end, it's not about the kit as much as how much time and effort you put into it, and this is a great starting point.

With that said, the tuners are junk, the pots are ok, the knobs look like something you get out of a gumball machine, but the pickups sound nice.

However I had to remove the metal covers because it squeezed like crazy.

When I did this, (on my first kit) I found that one pickup was black and the other was white. Which is ok, but I wasnt expecting it.

For my second kit, I bought gotoh magnum tuners, cts wiring kit, Seymour duncan blues 59's, black knobs, black pickup rings, and put about 3 cans of clear on it to make it a glass finish.

It sounds amazing, and puts the stock kit to shame. It is every bit as nice as a gibson, and I havent even had the neck and frets setup yet.

I had the neck and frets setup on the first kit and it plays better than any epiphone or Gibson I have played to date.

In all I love both of them, but I prefer the second kit.

Long story short, I know what to expect, I know how to fix it and these won't be the last that I buy or build.

3.0

You can get out what you put in

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Verified Buyer


BLUF: Should be 3.5 stars. Great for a first time build, learning/practicing skills, if you need a budget guitar, project with a son/daughter, or want to experiment.

Pros: Great neck, measures about the same as an ES-275; unique appearance; can be built into a quite competent guitar.

Cons: Fit and finish of plastic bits is not the best; hardware and electronics are functional, but not exactly top shelf; body is at least four pieces of mahogany but the grain runs several directions which means a dark finish is required.

OK, for $340 you are not going to get a Lester from the Gibson Custom Shop, nor should you expect to, but with the bits that come with the kit, and if you put in the time with the setup, you can have a perfectly cromulent budget guitar whether you are a beginning player, or just on a shoestring.

OTOH, having some parts from other projects lying around (and scrounging around for others), I ended up just using the body and neck. The pickups are Seymour Duncans in maple rings dyed to match the back, pots CTS, Switchcraft switch, Tusq nut, Grover tuners, Gibson bridge and tailpiece, made truss rod cover made from koa, access covers from ebony. Lots of time spent on the setup, particularly leveling, crowning, and polishing the frets.

Bottom line is it is a nice player which, as it is lighter than a Gibson LP, has a bit brighter sound, but as I said, you can get out what you put in. Overall I am pleased with the kit and recommend it for the reasons above, or just out of curiosity, and if I got nothing else out, because of some of the skills you can practice, I would no longer hesitate to do some tweaking to my other guitars.

5.0

sleeper gibson copy

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Verified Buyer


this kit went together pretty easy. didn't use the pickups. had a set of seth lover seymors. also used a switchcraft jack and switch with vintage style wire. the wood is lighter than most les pauls.cut out a pickguard that matches the pickup rings also used 50's tone caps .01. works and sounds nice.thank you stew mac!

5.0

Exceeded expectations!!!

By

Verified Buyer


Well made, great instructions and sounds even better!

4.0

Careful with the spalted top

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Verified Buyer


I upgraded with golden age humbuckers (which fit in the covers that came with the kit) and push-pull pots (should have ordered long shaft, but I have a drill). I'm very happy with the instrument built from this kit. Just one caution, I applied a French polish finish, but had some trouble with the spalted top. The veneer is really thin and lifted a bit from the mahogany body creating a few wrinkles or bubbles near the binding. I probably was too generous in my first coats of shellac, and I suspect that the alcohol cut the glue under the veneer. I'd suggest using a series of light first coats. It's coming back down as I polish and should be fine (Tech Eric also advised that I could clamp, if necessary).

5.0

Les Paul kit

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Verified Buyer


Product meets all expectations so far as it is still under construction. Having a great time as a first time builder due to the quality of the components and the generous amount of available information provided by StewMac. Support staff was helpful as well.
Bob

3.0

LP Learning Tool

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Verified Buyer


I received pretty much what I was expecting, so was not disappointed. I have been able to make this a good looking guitar with a lot of fit and finish. Having said that, I've upgraded the electronics hoping to get a better sound. Not sure what to expect from the solid mahogany/veneer maple as far as tone, but it looks nice. This is my first Les Paul style guitar and I'm using this kit as a proto-type for a more professional instrument. Good kit for first time builders.

3.0

Nice kit with good components but very thin maple veneer

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Verified Buyer


Overall this seems like a nice enough kit. I have yet to build it, so I don’t know how it will sound. The maple top veneer is very thin. It is essentially just cosmetic, but with a very nice flame pattern. I am not expecting the kind of sustain that you get with a Les Paul with a solid maple top. I will update my review after the build.

5.0

Amazing look - great buy!!!

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Verified Buyer


I really did not need another project but I just HAD to build this LP. The Spalted Maple belly is beyond gorgeous and perfectly book-matched. The face of the peghead is perfectly matched also. I can't wait to see it with some Vintage Amber on it. The inlay work and binding on the fingerboard look great. The body is bound so this will not be a Studio model. The body is a five-piece so it will need an opaque finish on the back and sides but hey - this is a $400.00 kit. What do you expect? The humbuckers are already assembled into the mounting rings. Wow! I am over the moon on this purchase. Thank you StewMac.

4.0

So Far So Good

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Verified Buyer


I haven't completed the project just yet, so I'll be brief. Overall the kit is very good. I would like to have seen a spec sheet come with the kit. Customer service was quick to respond to my questions via e-mail. The neck and frets definitely needed leveling and crown/dress. The workmanship overall is very good, my kit had some minor repairs needed to re-attach loose binding and sand excess glue spots. The tenon and mortice join (neck & body) needed to be shimmed. There is a gap along the entire length of the join on the bottom of about 1/32 to 1/16 of an inch. Overall the join and more importantly the neck to bridge geometry is good. I haven't started the finish process or the final assembly.
To make things easier for purchasers, perhaps offer 4x4 wood tiles for finishing practice. Wait to send review requests for at least 30-45 days.

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