335-Style Electric Guitar Kit

Ready to build! Includes detailed step-by-step instructions and all parts, hardware, and electronics.

  • Quality woods throughout: Flame maple veneer top, mahogany back, sides, and neck.
  • Custom shop look with bound body, neck, and f-holes.
  • Highly Flamed Maple veneer is ready for your choice of sunbursts and custom colors.
  • Perfect playability with well seated frets, two-way adjustable truss rod, and rock solid tune-o-matic bridge.
  • Two humbuckers that cover everything from jazz to hard rock.
  • No-fail guarantee: From opening the box to buffing the finish, we're ready to answer any question.
335-Style Electric Guitar Kit
335-Style Electric Guitar Kit Item # 5201 In stock, ready to ship!
335-Style Electric Guitar Kit
335-Style Kit + 50% Off Cherry Sunburst Finishing Set Item # 15200 In stock, ready to ship!

Flammable: Cannot ship by air or outside the USA.

335-Style Electric Guitar Kit
335-Style Kit + 50% Off Red Mahogany Finishing Set Item # 15201 In stock, ready to ship!

Flammable: Cannot ship by air or outside the USA.

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335-Style Electric Guitar Kit

If you only had one guitar...
...a 335 can do anything!

You know the sound of a 335 as soon as you hear it. Clear and full or warm and thick, it's a guitar that pushed the limits of what the electric guitar could do, from the streets of Chicago to the stage at Royal Albert Hall. From rock to jazz to blues, the 335 will change the way you play, sound, and think about the guitar.

Since 1958, this semi-hollow guitar has defied convention. Designed to bridge the gap between the warm tone of fully hollow guitars and the sustain and feedback resistance of solid body guitars, the 335 excels at any musical application. And their style, with elegant curves and clean lines is undeniable.

Now anyone can build this icon on their first try. A difficult guitar to make from scratch, we've worked long and hard to finally bring you this guitar as one of our kits. We've taken out the guesswork, and this guitar is ready to build straight from the box.

Build this unique, high quality kit
You've seen countless Strat, Tele, and LP kits, but it's not everyday you see a 335, especially one that has the quality you're looking for. Building this style of guitar is nearly impossible for beginners, and very time consuming for an experienced builder. This kit is just as easy to build with our step-by-step instructions!

We've done the hardest parts—we glued the body to the center block, and routed for the pickups, f-holes, and hardware.

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.

These kits come with top quality appointments, the tops are beautifully flamed, the body and fretboard are bound, with classic dot inlays.

We made sure our kit had all the details right—the routing is clean, the binding is straight, and the top is stunning. You don't need to spend hours fixing a kit before you even start to build.

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.

Get 50% off 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. You'll get 50% off these finishing sets when you purchase a kit. Choose from these classic colors:

Cherry Sunburst Also sold separately
This translucent finish will highlight the flamed top of this kit, and turn the entire guitar in to a showstopper.

Red Mahogany Also sold separately
This is the cherry finish you know from vintage SGs, Juniors, and ES-335s. The translucent finish shows off the wood grain beautifully.

Your kit includes everything you'll need:

  • Pressed laminate semi-hollow body with center block—just like the originals
  • Premium flame maple top veneer
  • Mahogany back and sides
  • 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
  • 24-9/16" scale length (623.88mm) 
  • Bound granadillo fingerboard comes pre-installed with frets and traditional dot 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

Important! Take care when finishing—do not apply stain directly to the veneered top wood. First add your color to a finish such as lacquer, shellac, or poly (NOT water or alcohol), and then apply it to the veneer. This prevents the top from looking blotchy or taking color unevenly. All of our tinted and solid color ColorTone Aerosol Lacquers make this easy—the color is mixed with lacquer right in the easy-to-apply-can!.

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