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
$339.99

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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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5.0

Exceeded expectations!!!

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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.

4.0

As good as you make it.

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Verified Buyer


I bought the spalted maple.

First, I want to say, this guitar will only be as nice as the time and effort that you put into it. You can throw it together and play it, or you can put weeks of time into the sanding and finish and make a really nice guitar, which is the route I've decided to take..... with that said... be aware of the following.

I pulled it out of the box and immediately fit the neck to the body to find that the fret board (on mine) did not lay flat against the body at the lower horn, and furthermore, the bindings didnt line up, revealing a sizable gap that I will need to find a way to fill once I glue the neck.

Also, I found after I bought it, that spalted maple is VERY difficult to work with.

If you use stain (which I am) you can LITERALLY watch the pores open in the wood as you're staining it, revealing small wood colored pin holes in the finish that you have to try REALLY hard to fill. Also, my first coat on the top, revealed 3 rather large cracks that I have to fill, as well as a good amount of glue that was left over from the binding. Subsequently, I had to sand most of it back down. I have had to apply no less than 6 coats of stain, and sand down imperfections.

Another note on the binding. It is not completely uniform around the guitar, and was slightly broken at the horn.

Also, I wasnt sure, but I really hoped that this guitar would be a one piece base, but it isnt. Actually, all of the mahogony pieces on the back of the guitar look COMPLETELY different, and have totally different grain.

The neck looked pretty good, but most of the frets are not completely pressed down and have large gaps. This is going to take a lot of work, and I fear that pressing the frets down further will cause issues. I am opting to take it to a pro to do the frets when it's time. I feel like they will probably remove and replace them.

Aside from that, I have not finished the stain and clear coat process so I have no idea how it sounds. My plan has been to replace all of the electronics anyway after I got it running.

So overall, I dont know if this is the best quality I could have hoped for, but at the same time, I feel like it is more than likely better quality than most of the Ebay crap.

I also hoped for the price that it would have cts pots but they are the original Chinese crap, and I assume the pickups are as well. But like I said I plan to replace it all anyway.

I'm fortunate that there is a well known luthier here that has a plek machine and really knows his stuff. I will probably have him glue the neck so there is mo room for error, replace the plastic nut with bone, do the frets and set it up for me, before I fill in the gaps in the neck binding and clear coat it.

Overall I am happy enough with it to not return it, however if I started with the front and inspected it well enough before starting I may have swapped it out for one without cracks in the top. I can fix it... it's just a pain in the butt.


So for what it's worth maybe try the flame maple unless you know how to work with spalt (I don't really).

5.0

LP-Style Electric Guitar Kits

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Awesome! I can't wait to get one of each, it has been a long wait for these kits to come let alone any Gibson style body or neck parts and if they are like everything else from StewMac they'll be a joy to build and play. Thanks StewMac you just made my day.