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Wilkinson Modern-S Guitar Kit

Wilkinson Modern-S Guitar Kit

Wilkinson Modern-S Guitar Kit Maple Fretboard

Maple Fretboard

Item # 6292-S
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Wilkinson Modern-S Guitar Kit Rosewood Fretboard

Rosewood Fretboard

Item # 6293-S
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Wilkinson Modern-S Kit, Rosewood Fretboard + Complete Building Set

Wilkinson Modern-S Kit, Rosewood Fretboard + Complete Building Set

Item # 2543
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Wilkinson Modern-S Guitar Kit

About This Item

Build the super guitar you've always wanted
Why buy a Superstrat when you can build your own? Renowned hardware guru Trev Wilkinson designed this kit for the ultimate combination of tone and playability.

If you feel limited by traditional Strat guitars, this is the kit for you. Wilkinson supercharged this kit with the best of everything. Designed from the ground up, this kit is a modern player's dream. With versatile pickups, locking tuners, and a brilliantly designed trem system, you'll build a guitar that can do anything.

New to building? Save hundreds with our Complete Building Set
We've taken care of everything. Get the kit together with all the tools and supplies to completely build and fully finish your new guitar. See set details below.

Upgraded for today's player
Wilkinson kept the traditional Strat looks, but made real improvements to the classic models. The thinner neck is a fast shape, and the 10" radius is much more comfortable to play. The larger frets also make bending and vibrato a breeze. Also, the truss rod adjustment is at the headstock making setups much easier. No one likes taking off a neck for just a simple tweak.

The heart of the kit is the premium grain-matched center jointed 2-piece body. The universal pickup routing is crisp and clean, and the wood is smooth and ready to finish. With our series of ColorTone Finishing Supplies, 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 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. The pickups are Wilkinson's custom-wound WHS single coils in the neck and middle positions and a WHZB humbucker in the bridge. These high output pickups are balanced for great sound in every position.

The single coils have Alnico V magnets with a few extra winds for extra power, and the special wind of the ceramic humbucker doesn't sacrifice tone for output. Everything is pre-wired with premium wiring and professional-grade CTS pots and CRL switch, saving you hours of work.

High performance hardware for effortless playing
The hardware upgrades are where this kit really shines. The bridge is Wilkinson's latest version of his amazing WVS tremolo. The knife edges and locking saddles return to pitch with amazing accuracy, and the feel is comfortable under your palm. 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. And you get locking tuners too!

    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, 10" radius
  • One piece modern neck with Maple or Rosewood fingerboard
  • 22 jumbo size frets and traditional dot inlays
  • Shaped peghead, ready to customize
  • Pre-slotted Graph Tech nut for perfect action
  • Locking tuners
  • Wilkinson WVS knife edge tremolo bridge
  • Pre-wired 3 ply aged white/black/aged white pickguard
  • Wilkinson WHS single coils in the neck and middle positions, WHZB humbucker in the bridge position
  • 5-way CRL switch and 250K CTS potentiometers
  • Output jack, premium wire, premium capacitors
  • Traditional white knobs with gold lettering
  • Adjustment wrenches

Get started NOW!
We put together the ultimate set so you can finish your build with ease. We've included all of the specialty tools, professional sandpapers, finishing supplies, and polishing compounds you’ll need to get a beautiful, amazing playing and sounding guitar.

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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Great delivery time


Verified Buyer

8 days from the order to delivery in Australia. Pretty good. Kit looks clean but I'm beginning to realise that I'm going to have to invest in a bunch more tools:)


Great kit for first build


Verified Buyer

This was my first build. The kit was final sanded and all I had to do was seal it prior to applying finish. The pictures don't show the sunburst effect I put on. I preferred more black to mimic the current Player series. I replaced the supplied pick guard with a Perloid one I had. The pick ups & electronics are very good.
Pros: Easy to build. All parts fit with no alterations needed. Good electronics. Good pre-drilled holes where needed.
Cons: No pre-drilled hole for string ground wire. Back plate needs to be bigger. Very little room for error when drilling back plate holes. Needs better instructions for setting up the bridge. I was missing the high E string in the strings that came in the kit.


Wilkinson new S type kit


Verified Buyer

Just delivered in under 3 days from StewMac to the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. Impressive.
Will let you know how the build comes along, but on first impressions kit looks very nice indeed.

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