I upgraded the tuners and installed Seymour Duncan Custom SH-5 and ’59 Neck pickups. It's not a Gibson so don't expect it to be. Good luck! I thought it may be due to the nut but no … it was the tuners. Remember … it’s a kit. They had black Gibson-style headstocks back then too. I will probably make this a staple guitar in my LP rotation because it does feel good and sound good for what it is. JavaScript is disabled. I don't have big budget to get some of more expensive one (Precision or musikraft etc..). If this were not the case a 5 star rating would be a given. If your interested in getting your Les Paul refinished email us for a quote. I had a great time building this. Like the previous reviewer said, be careful with this one because finished properly this has the potential to be a very nice guitar. In order to minimize contact as much as possible, orders are to be made online and picked up curb side. Mine had some issues, too. Precision are from Canada. Rosewood w/ Pearloid dot inlays. Copyright © 2020 Solo Guitars, a Division of Solo Music Gear Ltd. All Rights Reserved, Solo LPK-75B DIY Electric Guitar Kit With Spalted Maple Top & Bolt On Neck, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohITs7Ds3G8, Carved Chambered Mahogany body unfinished, Unfinished maple neck with blackwood (engineered rosewood) fingerboard, Threaded hex bushings (flat washers included), 3-Way Pickup Toggle Switch (includes mounting nut, flat washer, and plastic Rhythm/Treble Ring-switchwasher), Tune-o-matic Bridge with threaded thumb-wheel studs and bushings, Stop Bar Tailpiece with height-adjustable threaded mounting studs and knurled bushings, Control Pots (capacitors included for Tone Pots). Free shipping. Curtis Give us a call on 1-800-632-SOLO (7656). Great company and very responsive if you have a question or concern. ..this was a bit sloppy and needed to use epoxy to tighten up…I have notified them and let them know…plugged it in and it sounded great…..more kits in the near future……………. (verified owner) – March 27, 2017. Only problem I have is figuring out the best way to finish a spalted top. Pit Bull Guitars GMS-7F Electric Guitar Kit (Multiscale with Ebony Fretboard) Mohogany body, half inch or so maple and then a very thin spalted veneer. My Les Paul is the leading online community and marketplace for Les Paul guitar fans. I had no problems with it. Had to deal with a couple of challenges (pre-drilled holes for tuning pegs not large enough, pot wiring wonky) but I learned from it. In hindsight, I would’ve started with a simpler kit (like an ST or TC) and then gone with the set neck version of this guitar. Get monthly blogs, research, news, and more right to your inbox. (verified owner) – October 16, 2018. I used wood dye and tru-oil and there are some low spots that tru-oil just doesn’t fill. You will have to enlarge the holes for the CTS pots.). Have you built both Daniel? This is totally unnecessary in my opinion and the kit would benefit immensely if the top were left bare, (no sealer, filler). Tru Oil works great for something like this. Way, way easier to apply than lacquer, and I wound up with a vintage looking finish and an amazing feel on the neck. Love it. All in all my favorite guitar and I’ve got about 40 in total thank you guys for the lovely quality instruments you produce! He wouldnt have finished it if it hadnt been good though..... You must log in or register to reply here. The other plus was that this was a guitar done by hand. This kit includes all parts and step-by-step instructions to build a complete, playable custom guitar. Fretboard is densely dark, almost like ebony, nicely polished frets, and dots look to be real MOP too. I have. Impressive kit. You will only need some basic tools and finishing supplies. If you want a LP style guitar that looks good and you can make it into what you want … get it. It being my first build I had a lot of questions that were answered in the comments already and I believe around the 4th, 5th or 6th video I summarize all of the steps up to that point to make it easier for everyone else. Bulldog Guitars Les Paul Kit, painted in a nice mix between a Heritage Cherry and Cherry Sunburst I don't have lots of time to do so the progress is very slow. Said gap under the heel. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Bolt-On. Gibson Les Paul (1950s Single Cut) Body Wood. Looking forward to the next kit. I know they call the finger board “blackwood (engineered rosewood) fingerboard” but it feels like they used some old lodgepole pine found laying on the ground of a mountain forest for 20 years. The fit between the neck and body was so bad, I suspected that the routing plans were drawn by hand on a napkin. I have built one of each LP-style kit (within the last 18 months) and the fit and finish on my Precision kit was far superior to the Bulldog. Bulldog Les Paul kit guitar we painted for a custom in Gibson gold w/ a black back. Even though I am not a tele guy, I will probably do a tele kit next and film it for youtube so there are some nice step by step processes that cover the gotchas and some of the processes that may have been missed in Brad’s and others videos. The parts, with the exception of the tuners and strings, which is to be expected in almost any kit, are also very good. 10-4 on the fretwork- best I've seen in all my builds. Buy Now.

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