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Forum topic by madts posted 07-21-2012 04:45 PM 2058 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-21-2012 04:45 PM

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I would like to make my son-in-law a guitar. He has his own band in Austin TX. As I have never done this before, I wanted to start with a kit like the ones the Rockler has just put out. Does any body have any opinions with any of these kits?

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#1 posted 07-21-2012 05:17 PM

If you were to purchase a neck, it’s pretty easy to fashion the body, and purchase the electronics, which gives you a custom one of a kind guitar and potentially better electronics. If you prefer you can even buy body cut out online.

If that notion is out of the question, I’d look into the Grizzly kits ....owner Shiraz Balolia is an accomplished luthier, and his kits get good marks. I know nothing about the Rockler kits.

Good luck, and please keep us posted on your progress! It’s a great project.

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#2 posted 07-21-2012 05:17 PM

This is new to Rockler. Grizzly has been in it for years, and the founder/owner is a luthier himself. I would look there.

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#3 posted 07-21-2012 05:20 PM

Thanks for the info.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#4 posted 07-21-2012 07:13 PM

I haven’t done one myself (yet), but there are several companies that make guitar kits. The one I’ve heard the most/best about, for many years, is LMI (Luthiers Mercantile International).

Here’s a link to their electric guitar kit page: LMI Electric Guitar Kits

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#5 posted 07-21-2012 07:27 PM

Grizz without a doubt.


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