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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$339.99

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LP-Style Electric Guitar Kits Spalted Top
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Spalted Top

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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 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
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LP-Style Electric Guitar Kit Instructions

Downloadable assembly instructions for the LP-Style Guitar Kit.

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4.0
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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.

4.0

Good, but no cigar!

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4 stars, mainly because the top (veneer) not perfect. Lot of glue stains left, so not really keen on too much sanding because it's pretty thin. If you finish it with all regular fillers, ... + sanding, etc. glue stains on veneer could be taken care of. But, I'm going for a hand rubbed finish and it's going to be labour intensive to hide those spots. Otherwise very nice light coloured Mahogany. Good neck fit. Well done. Worth the money.

5.0

nice piece of work

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I got this to build a LP with hum buckers since I have only built Teles with single coils. This is my sixth build not including several Cigar boxes and one acoustic still in progress. The body is really nice and the neck fit perfectly. The only thing I didn't like was the components that came with it sooo I put planet waves tuners with the trim lock, Up graded the pickups with BYOG standard hum buckers, made a wooden truss rod cover, under the switch and the control plates got some mahogany covers I made from some scrape veneer I have laying around. I will be putting on an adjustable bridge to get more out of the bridge the intonation is a little off, the holes for the bridge don't seem right they are a hair off, I also put new solid metal knobs, I just don't like plastic knobs. I used tung oil on this project and I think you would want to use that too it protects the wood and depended on how many coats you put on it gets better with each coat, very thin and cures to a rock hard finish and you don't have to spray paint. in fact the last three guitars I used tung oil and I think its easy, less toxic, less expensive and takes little time to apply. This body is now a finished LP that plays great and sounds fantastic. I put a treble bleed on both volumes (up graded 500 ohs pots all the way around) and on one tone I used a Russian paper and oil cap and the other has a tropical fish cap. Great project for a first timer or if you like to upgrade its good for anyone wanting a LP. Have fun be safe and learn something every day, Happy new your folks, ready set build!

5.0

Satisfied

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Verified Buyer


Bought this for a winter project but could keep away from it. The whole process went well with the provided information and quality parts. The finishing kit purchased allowed me to achieve a result that more than satisfied beginner expectations and with more than enough material, has me looking forward to another such project. The guitar sounds and plays nearly as well as the LP original it seems to be replacing.

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!!!

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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

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