Offset Hardtail Electric Guitar Kit

Easy project—even for complete beginners

  • Build it in a weekend! Includes all the parts, hardware, and electronics you need.
  • Minimal tools needed: We've taken care of the tricky parts like routing and shaping.
  • We're here to help: Includes illustrated step-by-step instructions from opening the box to final setup.
  • No-fail guarantee: New to building? Our world class tech support and Lifetime Promise are here to ensure your build turns out perfect.
Offset Hardtail Electric Guitar Kit
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Offset Hardtail Electric Guitar Kit

Want a guitar that knows no limits? The offset guitar defies convention and keeps inspiring innovative and adventurous music. The sleek shape and effortless playability has driven the music of The Beach Boys, Sonic Youth, Nirvana, and Slipknot—and now it's easy to build your own custom version of this classic.

Famously known as a perfect modding platform (just look at Kurt Cobain's wildly modded version), we've customized this model with our favorite tweaks: a fast shorter scale, custom pickups, and a rock-solid hardtail bridge. Best of all, we've taken out the guesswork—it's ready to build right out of the box.

Custom upgrades right out of the box
First we've customized the neck to use a shorter 24-9/16" "Gibson" scale. This makes bending and vibrato much easier, adding a whole new level of expressiveness to your playing.

Next we've upgraded the pickups to a Strat-style single coil in the neck and a full-sized humbucker in the bridge. You get the best of both worlds: clearly defined bass and full-throated treble all at the flick of a switch. Speaking of the switch, we've made it easy with a simple 3-way toggle, no need to get lost with all the rollers and unusable controls!

Lastly, we've added a rock-solid 6-saddle hardtail bridge. It's easy to dial in the perfect action, and it sustains and stays in tune like a dream.

First-time builder? No sweat.
You don't need a workshop to build this guitar—and there's a good chance you already own the tools you'll need. We've taken care of the tricky parts—the neck is fretted, the body is shaped, all you need to do is focus on the details and truly make it your own unique guitar. 

The neck is matched to each body for a solid connection and easy installation. The routing is clean and the bridge holes are drilled in the perfect location. With minimal prep you're ready to apply the finish.

To make it even easier we've already wired up all the electronics, just drop it in and you're ready to rock!

Not only that, this kit comes with our step-by-step, beginner-friendly instructions and our world class support—techs are standing by to answer any questions you have along the way.

Your kit includes everything you'll need:

  • Finely sanded mahogany body
  • Neck pocket, cavities, and bridge holes routed and drilled
  • Shaped maple neck with 2-way truss rod installed
  • 24-9/16" (623.88mm) scale length
  • Indian Laurel fingerboard with pre-installed frets and dot inlays
  • Peghead ready for your custom shaping
  • Pre-slotted nut
  • Chrome plated hardware—from sealed tuners to strap buttons
  • 6-saddle hardtail bridge
  • Full-sized humbucker pickup in the bridge and Strat-style single coil in the neck position
  • Completely pre-wired pickups, potentiometers, caps, and output jack
  • Traditional Strat-style knobs
  • Truss rod wrench

Want some whammy?
For another twist on the offset body, look no further than our Offset Trem Electric Guitar Kit. It's got a longer 25.5" scale and a vintage-style 6-screw tremolo. Combined with two P-90 pickups it's a whole new spin on a classic.

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