Lovely guitar and fantastic service.
Lovely guitar and fantastic service. Thank you.
Recieved my order quickly, also promt reply to email correspondence.
Want a Strat kit? -- Get this one!
The kit arrived super fast - within 24 hours of ordering. Keen to see what was inside I was very pleased with the smoothness of the body and neck. The body needed virtually no sanding, but I did give it a light sanding with 1200 grit just to remove any fingerprints etc. before it went into my 'paint shop' (my hut). The kit comes with all holes and pilot holes pre-drilled and my only initial concern was with the 4 holes for the neck-to-body fitting as they didn't look like they would exactly fit with the metal plate. So I attached the neck with only 2 diagonally opposite screws and temporarily screwed on the bridge to check the alignment. A string run from the nut to the bridge at the first and sixth string positions confirmed the neck was in perfect alignment. The only finishing I added to the neck was a couple of coats of Danish Oil. A straight edge placed over the fretboard revealed a tiny amount of rocking which was taken out by tweaking the truss rod. The straight edge then revealed that a couple of frets would allow the thinnest of paper to squeeze under them. Another straight edge with 1500 grit paper glued on only took a minute or so to get all the frets level with each other. Assembly time -- that was an easy 80 minutes or so. Everything just 'slotted' into position and all pilot holes lined up. To anyone considering this kit, I'd suggest fitting the pre-wired scratch plate before fitting the neck as it's an almost impossible squeeze trying to get the scratch plate under the end of the fretboard if the neck is fully secured down. Last thing to be fitted -- the strings. It probably took 4 or 5 times of re-tuning each string until the stretch was gone, and it sounds really great! The last thing I would say to anyone considering this kit -- stop considering -- just get one!
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