Saga Musical Instruments has steadily grown to be one of the largest importers and distributors of stringed and fretted musical instruments kits in the world. Their model HT-10 is a PRS-style, double-cutaway, solid-body archtop kit that includes all parts and instructions to build a complete, playable guitar. The body is made of basswood with a […]
John Anthony is a UK-based guitar builder who sells plans to build your own custom guitar, mandolin, bass or violin. His available plans for guitars include Stratocaster, Telecaster, Les Paul, SG, Precision Bass and his custom designs, including the neat Minitour travel guitar shown in the video below. The unusual feature of the Minitour besides […]
Here’s a fun video from Scottish musician and guitar builder John David Coupland. The video features a number of homemade guitars, commercial models and some guitar part art. We’d swear that some of these instruments were played by Mr. Spock in his room on board the Enterprise. John is a self taught guitarist and church […]
The Res-O-Glas guitar kit from GuitarKitsUSA is a fiberglass body guitar that recreates the vintage Supro, National, Atlas, Valco, Airline and Tonemaster brands of the 1960s. See our earlier GKB article, Res-O-Glas Electric Guitar Kits, for reference. In this update we present a set of four videos featuring Dan Kelley of www.guitarkitsusa.com. In the first […]
Here’s a video highlighting the new jazz bass guitar kit available from Morris Guitar Kits at www.guitarworx.com.au in the style of the Fender Jazz Bass. The Jazz Bass (or J Bass) was the second model of electric bass created by Leo Fender. It is distinct from the Fender Precision Bass in that its tone is […]
Sugru is a great new product for do-it-yourself applications, or what the sugru folks call “hacks.” Sugru comes in a small packet and feels initially like modeling clay, but once it’s exposed to air, it cures to a tough flexible silicone overnight using the moisture in the air. You can work it for about 30 […]
This video isn’t quite as authoritative as we usually like to feature in Guitar Kit Builder for hardware installation work, but we like the examples given, and we think this will be useful for anyone looking to place the bridge on a guitar or bass kit.