Wilkinson 50s Vintage-S Guitar Kit

Wilkinson 50s Vintage-S Guitar Kit
Wilkinson 50s Vintage-S Guitar Kit Item # 6281-S In stock, ready to ship!
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Wilkinson 50s Vintage-S Guitar Kit

The three single-coil classic that shook the world
Build your own guitar inspired by 50s Strats. From legendary designer Trev Wilkinson, these are some of the highest quality electric guitar kits available today.

If you want to build a vintage-spec guitar that plays like a custom shop commission, this is the kit for you. Wilkinson supercharged this kit with the best of everything. With top quality woods, professional-grade pickups, and amazing craftsmanship, building your new "Number 1" is now within your grasp.

Make it play like a dream
Wilkinson was inspired by the iconic Strats of the 50s when speccing this kit. This kit oozes vintage vibe, and the high quality parts and electronics make it play like a modern masterpiece. You'll build a guitar that plays just as good as it sounds.

The heart of the kit is the premium grain-matched center joined 2-piece body. The routing is crisp and clean, and the wood is smooth and ready to finish. With our series of ColorTone Lacquers and Finishes, you can make it look exactly like you've always pictured it.

The Maple neck right out of the box feels smooth and fits tight in the pocket. It's pre-fretted, inlayed, and ready of fine tune to your perfect shape. The profile of the chunky but comfortable neck is nearly identical to the guitars that rolled out of Fullerton in 1957. The peghead has a very familiar shape—it's ready for you to customize and dial in the exact curves and contours to match any vintage model you feel inspired by.

Custom pickups and pro parts
Each and every electronic component is totally upgraded. Wilkinson's custom-wound WVS pickups are hooked up with premium wiring and professional-grade CTS pots and CRL switch. These vintage-voiced Alnico V pickups have captured the soul and tone of 50s and 60s Strats perfectly. The pickguard is completely pre-wired, saving you hours of work.

Vintage hardware with modern playability
The hardware upgrades are where this kit really shines. The bridge is Wilkinson's take on the classic Strat trem, with traditional bent steel saddles. The bridge baseplate features elongated holes so the screws won't bind, for smooth, accurate return to pitch. The steel block also features staggered holes for an incredible feel. The Graph Tech nut keeps the guitar in tune even when you lean into the trem.

Your kit includes everything you'll need:

  • Finely sanded 2-piece center joined Alder body
  • Neck pocket, pickup cavities and bridge holes routed and drilled
  • Shaped Maple neck with installed truss rod
  • 25.5" (647mm) scale length, 7.25" radius
  • One piece 50s-style neck with Maple fingerboard
  • 21 vintage size frets and traditional dot inlays
  • Shaped peghead, ready to customize
  • Pre-slotted Graph Tech nut for perfect action
  • Nickel plated hardware—from tuners to strap buttons
  • Wilkinson WV6 bridge
  • Pre-wired single-ply white pickguard with three Wilkinson WVS pickups
  • 5-way CRL switch and 250K CTS potentiometers
  • Output jack, premium wire, premium capacitors
  • Traditional white knobs with gold lettering
  • Adjustment wrenches

Perfect for first time or pro builders
This kit is a blast to build. You won't have to spend hours sanding to get the feel you want—all of the hard work is already done. If you're a beginner, you'll love that everything fits together with no surprises or tricky skills needed. If you're an old pro, you'll appreciate that nothing needs to be upgraded or replaced. You'll have a ready to play factory-level guitar as soon as you install the last screw.

Wilkinson provides instructions and our highly knowledgeable staff of guitar techs are always ready to answer any questions. Download your instructions now!

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