12 String Guitar Kit Options from eBay or DIY

| June 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

12 string guitar kit teleJudging by the questions we’ve received lately, there’s a growing interest in building a 12 string guitar kit. So let’s highlight two approaches we’ve seen recently. One is to create your own 12 string guitar kit by purchasing the parts and putting it together. As an example, YouTuber Jonesiesucks used a Fender made in Mexico (MIM) Telecaster special body and bolted on a 12 string Warmoth neck. He used GFS Lipstick pickups and a Jazzmaster 6-saddle vintage-style bridge. Give his demo a listen:

A second approach is to purchase a 12 string guitar kit from eBay or other sources. 12 string guitar kits are regularly available with Telecaster, Stratocaster and Les Paul body styles, typically with a basswood or empress body and a maple/maple or maple/rosewood neck/fretboard.

These kits are typically unfinished and come pre-drilled with all parts needed with the exception of finishing items such as paint, stain or varnish. A recent check had these kits at $120 on eBay with shipping included. Here’s an example of a Telecaster 12 string guitar kit by YouTuber FuriousMess, who reports making the following changes to the stock kit:

12 string guitar kit bodies

  • Pearl tuner buttons
  • Floyd Rose string hold down
  • Fender Vintage Noiseless pickups
  • 3-ply Pearl pickguard
  • Fender control plate, three way switch, barrel knobs and 250K pots
  • Electrostatic jack
  • .022 mfd Sprague capacitor

Category: Electric Guitar Kits

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