Harley Benton Electric Guitar Kit DC Style

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Great value and learning experience
07.03.2016
I'll try to cover it all, if I forget anything, remember, it is about fun, and this totally delivers.

1) Packaging, beautiful. One outer box, three inner boxes. If it had gift paper on it, that would of really fit. Nice boxes and presentation.

But, on the hardware box, the bag for the tuners was open and I'm guessing this had to do with one of the tuners not working. I'll get to that later.

2) The neck, which is the first place most people look for quality and problems.

A) Frets, perfect, as far as I know. Ends meet binding perfectly. Frets had some debris on them, came off easily with proper cleaner.

B) Binding perfect, and really nice touch.

C) Straightness, perfect. Since I adjusted the bridge to height I like, perfect, no buzzing. Plays great.

3) Fit and finish. I'd say perfect. Although the grain on the back of the guitar is better than the front, it all looks really nice. The grain on the back of the neck is not perfect, but, I'll probably stain it dark enough that you won't see it and for the price, I can not complain.

I also really like the grain on the guitar body. I'm sure it will come out great with stain and a protective finish..

4) Hardware. I know it is relatively cheap hardware, but, most of it works really well 100%.

Issues with hardware:

A) One of the tuners would not allow me to tighten it so it fit onto the headstock. Thomann has agreed to fix it and I trust them to follow through.

Another tuner seems to be starting to have issues with tuning. Which, is a shame, since the tuners, overall feel really great.

Eventually, I 'll probably replace the tuners with Wilkinson's, but for now, it is working.

B) At first the middle position did not work, on the 3 way switch, but, it started working. Probably some debris from manufacturing that I worked loose by moving the switch.

C) There does not seem to be a perfect spot for the strap button near the neck, since this is a bolt on. There was a hole on the neck, above the joint, but that would be in the way of playing. I'm not sure where I'll put it eventually, but, I will find a spot for it.

Acclaim for hardware:

A) The pickups I love, they sound a little muddy, but, it is perfect for what I want to use the guitar for eventually. I had to move the bridge pickup down quite a bit for a good dirty sound. For me the sound is quite versatile.

I may add some other features, like coil taps later, but then I would have to change or modify the pickups. I don't think I want to do that on this guitar.

B) The tunomatic bridge and stop tail piece work great. They look like quality and adjust easily. I like them.

C) Volume and tone knobs, I think, work great, I see absolutely no reason to change them. I also really like the knobs. A little close together, but, they work fine for me and I like the look.

5) Issue with staying in tune:

The joint where the neck meets the body is not secure enough, I think. You can pull back on the neck and the guitar, immediately goes out of tune.

I just notified Thomann about this, and, I'm sure they will address it.

I have another Harley Benton, and it is rock solid at the joint. So, I know, they can make it work and will address it.

Conclusion:

I checked a lot of kit guitars and I believe these Harley Benton kits are the least expensive.

That being said, you really get value. The care put into this guitar kit under for $100.00 is amazing.

Also, it has been a great learning experience. I was always afraid to make adjustments on guitars before, but now, just give me the tools and I am ready to go. Remember, there are internet videos for everything regarding guitars. Do research, it pays off.

A great value, and a lot of fun. I hope to get more kits in the future.
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good SG Style kit
Robert From Arizona, 04.05.2019
I finished this kit, and I am very pleased with the sound. I used Duplicolor rattlecan lacquer in GM black metallic and for the burst I used duplicolor rattle can GM Cherry metallic. For the top coat I sprayed numerous coats of gloss nitro lacquer, wet sanded and polished. it turned out very nice. (I should have sanded a little better, but since it had a wood sealer applied from the factory and said it was ready for laqcuer I did not resand. The neck although very good needed a little fret dressing . I did not level the frets. Intonation was spot on. I left the satin finish on the neck and just sprayed the headstock with satin laquer to seal in the waterslide decal design of my choice. I replaced the tuners with Govers, i wanted to upgrade the bridge and tailpiece, but It seemed the epi replacements were just a tad differend size. I didn;t want to fill in the holes and redrill so I used the supplied parts, which seem to be fine. The neck pickup was DOA. Thomann offered a refund for the pickup, which I thought was OK. i replaced the pickups with Epi pro buckers anyway. I have also built a LP kit from a different supplier, and was very happy with that kit, which had flame maple top. I odered, and am now working on a 2nd SG kit from thomann. The only problems I found so far is the hole for the jack was chipped out probably by a dull bit and was filled in with a wood filler which looked terrible, but will not effect the sound. I am hoping the jack plate covers most of the issue. Anyway, I did notify thomann of the issue, and although I was not asking for any adjustment their customer service very promptly refunded me somthing for the bad drilling.

Bottom line, I don't play in a band, I play for my own pleasure and I am very pleased with the product. I have a amer Strat, and an Amer tele,, A Ibenez Jem 7 and a mini strat. along with the LP kit guitar (which I really like), but it seems that I always reach for the Thomann SG.
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On the whole I'm very happy
Nickybah, 07.01.2015
I bought 2 of these some time back as Christmas presents for my two boys. Then I found out the eldest doesn't like the LP style so had to get him an SG. This meant I had a spare so kept it for myself lol.

I've completed the first one and nearly finished the second. The whole thing could probably be put together in an hour including setup but I've spent a good deal of time on painting, using two different techniques for the finish.

Using water based dyes and Waterbourne clear gloss laquer, on one of the bodies I sanded off the sealer, applied several coats of blue stain direct to the wood and then added a very small amount of stain to the laquer of which I sprayed about six coats. Removing the sealer meant that the wood grain raised up and required flatting between applications. Whilst it is now very smooth to the touch the slightly raised grain is very pleasing, giving it that real wood effect and the darker colour of the grain is a lovely contrast. I finished the back with a black tinted clear gloss which built up to a nice dark contrast to the front but still shows off the wood grain to good effect.

On the second body I left the sealer intact and added more stain into the laquer coats, again in blue for the centre but with a dark red burst effect on the outer edge. The colour choices were my son's and I wasn't sure how it would look but it actually looks pretty cool. This method was much easier as the sealer keeps the grain from raising and gives a glassy smooth finish. This one was painted with the same red on the back as I used for the burst effect to which I added some black to darken it to match the front as the underlying blue made the red a lot darker. This finish completely covers the grain on the back.

The headstocks were finished in blue on mine and red on my son's and a few coats of clear satin laquer on the neck to seal the wood against dirty finger marks and general grime and to aid sliding your hand up and down the neck.

The necks supplied with these kits are a superb quality and have'nt needed any fretwork at all. I have, however, cut the nut string grooves slightly lower as the strings sat too high over the first fret making chords sound a little out of tune when played open.

Now for a few minor grumbles.

The beading on the body of both kits was very poorly finished around the neck pocket, mostly because the wood itself was poorly cut at this point and they required re-glueing onto the body at this point.

The wiring harness was already connected between the pickups and the selector switch and having pair marked them before detaching to feed into the body channels I found that when connected back in the original pairing that only one pickup worked. This meant removing everything to analyse and correct the error during which one of the pickup wires became detached and needed to be re-soldered and shrink sleeve sealed. I'm hoping for better fortune when I help my son with assembly on his tonight.

The majority of the pre-drilled screw holes were just slightly miss-aligned meaning that most of the screws went in on the slant. When fully screwed in this is hardly noticeable but annoying all the same.

On the plus side all the hardware worked perfectly, I may switch the volume pots from linear to audio taper as the sweep control all takes place in the first quarter turn of the knob and is difficult to set a balance when using both pickups together and for some strange reason both volume controls need to be turned up above zero together when soloing the neck or bridge pup. I was pleased with the smooth operating quality of the tuners and the overall tone is very nice all round. Needless to say, the stock strings supplied are not the best quality, I fitted a set of daddario XL's.

Discounting all the labour (which I really enjoy anyway) and material costs (approximately £40 for the pair) the finished guitar is excellent value for money and gives added pleasure when playing having put a piece of yourself into its soul.

Just realised that this review is on the wrong product. It was intended to be a review of the LP style SC kits that I purchased. If an admin proof reader can correct this I would be grateful. I have tried to cut and paste to the appropriate item but this option seems to be disabled in the text editing window. Sorry if I have misled or confused any readers.
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Amazing neck, fair body construction. Good electronics
BrownJenkin, 04.02.2018
EDIT: the first body part I received was a little out of shape (holes too small or too big, see below), Thomann team was superb (as always) in helping.

It's the first kit I've ever bought, so I won't make a comparison. I've a good friend, an artist, so I said to her: how about painting a guitar body? To prevent any counter-comment about the body of the guitar, she works as a restorer, mainly on paintings on wood.
Currently I own an HB 35, an old japanese strat and a gretsch acoustic guitar, so I decided to go on the kit also because I love the DC/SG style.

PROS
The neck is really a wonderful piece. Perfectly cut, thin, wonderfully comfortable. The fretboard is, too, really well made. I was really impressed before mounting the kit and now, playing the guitar, the neck is the best part. Another pro are the electronics, you don't have to weld cables, the two humbuckers are cheap built, but good.

CONS
With the guitar I received a manual in german and a manual in english referring to a previous model (the jackplate was on the front, not on the side like this one) and it is in black and white and explains how to fix a nut with an exagon key (even a monkey can do that...), 0 space to the wiring. Also, being In black and white, while the cables are colored it would be simple to do a manual referring to colors, with color images. Maybe it's not made in this way because the color may vary. Anyway I solved this problem by going on trial and error, I just inverted the volume and tone but understood that the volume is the one with the plug for the humbucker, the tone is the other one.
The really bad stuff was the body: the piece I received (even before being painted) had completely wrong holes. The stop tail and bridge holes too small, the pickup switch hole too, one of the pontentiometer doesn't fit very well and I have to fix it every time. Yet, the worst stuff was the jackplate. It was too big so the jack plug was unstable. I had to use a wood filler to fix it in a proper and stable position. I guess the neck is made in a different assembly line than the neck, because the difference is huge. Having problems with the jackplate and potentiometers (the jack was unable to stay in position for a long time, it went back inside the guitar. I received completely new parts to subsitute it and now it's fitting perfectly.

Another con is the strap plug, it's on the neck so when you play from 14th to the highest note your hand has to adapt to It. On the SG guitars is generally near one of the "horns". In this way I had to remove it.

SO
The guitar is, nice. Probably at the first time I received a faulty part, now it's ok. I love the feeling of the neck, really smooth. The machine heads are cheap but ok, the hardware is ok. After setting the truss-rod and fixing the bridge for the action I wanted I found that the guitar was already in tune with the octaves. The sound is kinda gloomy and quite "Iommi" style, even when playing on the neck pickup, that's not bad, I like it. Probably the sound is influenced by the body, which is in cheap wood and really lightweight.
I guess it is a good starter kit with good customizing options (for example the pickups can be replaced with something more aggressive). Thumbs up
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Absolutely great kit (or at least I got really lucky with mine)
ZoltanP, 15.11.2014
The story of this kit goes from a start of worried concern to a finish of absolute amazement. Bear with me.

This is my third Harley Benton kit, after a very disappointing lefty Stratocaster and an acceptable rightly Telecaster. Upon opening the box, I was worried by the number of minor defects in the woodwork. Bits had chipped away notably at the edges of the joint between the rosewood fretboard and the maple neck, and the routing of the control cavities appeared very rough. But after machine sanding down the whole stuff and hand sanding the cavities, it looked much better, and at least the neck seemed to fit nicely although none too tightly into the pocket. Moreover, to my utter surprise and luck, the body seems to be one single piece of basswood.

Once I had done away with the factory applied wood sealer and sanded down the body as smooth as possible without fine luthier equipment, I hand applied several washes of water diluted acrylic paint for a faded red translucent finish that allows the grain of the wood to seem through. Then I used a matt black spray and masking tape to create logos and artwork on the body and the headstock. After that, I sprayed on 10 coats of satin varnish, followed by three top coats of shiny lacquer, sanded down and debuffed manually with three coats of car polish. Lastly I soaked the fretboard in two successive washes of lemon oil. With that, the body was good to go, and I was starting to sense that this would become a nice guitar after all. As it later turned out at the assembly stage, a couple of scratchplate screw holes were misplaced on the body -- had I noticed that before finishing the paintwork, I would have filled the wrong holes, but this way I just drilled new ones next to them.

Regarding the mechanics, hardware and the electronics, I can comment only partially on the contents of the kit: I kept the scratchplate, back cover plate and trussrod cover which were all neat and free from any blemishes, although I had to file down 1mm from the edge of the scratchplate on the neck side, otherwise the hole for the upper bridge post wouldn't align with the hole in the body. I also kept the tune-o-matic bridge, the stopbar tailpiece and their respective posts, which all look nicely chromed and well finished. However, I replaced the tuners with an absolutely excellent Grover style Kluson MG33N set also from Thomann (the fixing holes of which, at the back of the headstock, are differently placed from the factory ones, so again I was left with 6 unfilled holes and had to drill six new ones instead).

As for the electronics, I kept the 3-way selector and the jack socket, but the stock pick-ups, pots and caps were replaced by coil-splitting vintage extra hot humbuckers from GFS and 500K DPDT pots for more versatility. The control setup is actually identical to what you would find on an Epiphone LP PlusTop Pro. I also shielded both the front and the back control cavity with alufoil, including on the back of the scratchplate and back cover plate. Thus equiped and wired, the guitar was ready stringing, and this is where the amazement really hit me:

I threw on the same 9-42 set as I use on all my guitars and based on my experience with the Strato and Tele kits, I was prepared to spend at least half a day to try to get the harmonic setup to an acceptable balance. Indeed, on the other two kits, nothing is perfect, but everything could be adjusted to be just about alright. Well guess what, this time it turned out to be the exact opposite. In fact, adjusting the stopbar, the bridge, the saddles and the trussrod took me only 10 minutes and it got everything absolutely right: intonation is perfect on all six strings all along the neck, action is as low as on my Ibanez JS (!!!!) without any fretbuzz anywhere from nut to fret 22 even on bent strings, and sustain is mind-boggling.

It turns out that eventually this kit is one of my very best playing guitars, and with the electronic upgrades I made, it roars like thunderstorm. Actually, it compares extremely well even with my genuine full mahogany and set neck Gibson SG. So what went into this kit is definitely money very well spent! I may just build another one of these very soon.
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Great value for money but worth replacing the electronics
ISBM, 23.08.2018
This is not the first kit I have made, but it is the first from Harley Benton.
First Impressions:
The instructions are better than others I have seen. I admit I didn't follow them, just read them when the guitar arrived and then filed them somewhere so safe they will never be seen again...
Construction:
The wood is nicely cut and sanded with a snug fit for the neck joint. I assembled the guitar straight out the box to test the components, played it for a bit (more on that below) and then took apart again to paint and correct any faults I had located. I would put this as ideal for someone looking to learn more about how guitars are put together and a great launch pad into the world of setting up.
Hardware:
The metal components are reasonable. I chose not to replace them as the guitar can hold it's tuning with no issues.
Playability:
The neck is massive! Maybe it is because I am used to shred machines but this thing took some getting used to! None of the frets buzz - a first for any kit I've made! Really good job.
Sound:
Oh dear... This is where the change was required. I binned all the electronics; it sounded weaker than the weakest cup of English tea in a swimming pool of water... Definitely worth buying new pickups if you want a good tone
Conclusion:
I really enjoyed this kit and I hope to buy another HB one soon. Best value kit I have made requiring the least overall work and clearly eye catching as my band mate instantly offered to buy it from me!
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Full pickguard version.
jimdandy, 19.10.2013
Some of the cheaper end SG's don't have the right looking pickguard but this one looks just right to me.

As far as kits go, the neck went on fine without any fuss. The rest of the guitar went on fine. There was a small issue with the pickguard and it lining up with one hole, but other than that, was fine. The project looked excellent when finished, very pleased.

Had to move the strap pin as it was neck heavy, but that's my worst complaint. Built up as a ncie guitar
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Not bad for what it costs
Michael3520, 30.06.2015
I bought this guitar a long while ago and finally got round to putting it together.I have made one kit before from a different manufacturer and I have to say in general the quality of this kit was far superior!
All parts were of decent quality and it was easily assembled in a little over 45mins.
As for problems I found one small blemish in the body of the guitar that seemed like it had been noticed in the factory and that someone had rubbed rough grade sandpaper over it to try and correct it but probably made it look worse. I had been planning on not painting the guitar but had to then to hide this blemish but this was nothing major. The only other issue I had was with lining up the scratch pate and the two bridge pins as they did not line up properly and I could not insert the bridge without a lot more sanding and grinding of the bridge holes than you would expect on this guitar as it looked more like an issue from manufacturing of the scratch plate.
Once I put the guitar together I have to sy it looked and played really really well. Sound quality was impressive and I would definitely consider buying another kit to expand my collection and my skills at building.
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Good kit and a lot of fun
27.09.2015
The kit was a lot of fun to finish and put together. I was planning on sanding the entire guitar down to bare wood anyway, but when i saw the sanding sealer I knew it was a good choice to begin with. With that said, after the elbow grease of getting through the sealer, I was able to stain the basswood body with a deep cherry red (traditional color) and the body took the stain nicely. It was finished with a wipe on poly, and turned out quite well. The neck is a nice shape, scale is right on, and it feels good after going down to bare wood, and finishing with tru-oil. I sanded the neck pocket a few mm's too low when trying to straighten it out so it was necessary to put a shim in the neck pocket, which is not uncommon. The electronics are sub-par to the say the least, which was expected at this price point. Overall its a really accurate copy, short of the set neck. For a project guitar, and my first kit build/refinish, it turned out great and would love to do another one.
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Not perfect, but great value
John8954, 28.08.2015
As with all Harley Benton kits - the value for money is fantastic, as is the fast delivery from Thomann.

The body of this kit was several pieces of wood, but with interesting grain patterns, so after grain/pore filling with a black filler, a dark mahogany stain and several layers of tru-oil, it does a very good impersonation of a mahogany body.

The design has changed since the manual was written. The rhythm/treble indicator round the switch now slightly overlaps the pick guard, so whichever you put on last overlaps the other.

The strings that come with Harley Benton kits are poor. I have built three of these kits and had trouble setting up the intonation with all three. However, as soon as I put on a decent set of strings, tuning and intonation are no problem.

I think the electrics are the same as the LP style kit - I would have sworn that the LP had more clarity, but I've just played them back to back and they sound the same. The tone of both pick-ups is a bit woolly, but as the kit cost the same as the Iron Gear pick-ups I've just bought for my Harley Benton LP, I can't really complain.

The balance of the guitar is wrong with the position of the strap buttons (neck heavy), but I guess I can move the button to the neck.

Overall, a few minor complaints, which - when considering how much guitar you get for such a low price - are not really significant. So, don't expect perfection, but do expect an interesting project, a good result, and great value.
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Shockingly solid and VERY easy to put together!
Jason S. Thompson, 15.07.2018
Granted - I have some experience with wiring and components, but this was so incredibly easy to assemble. It took maybe 2 hours to put together and have it sounding great. The pickups aren't as hot/high-output as I'm used to, but other that that it sounds great.

My only real complaint is that the neck is thicker than I generally like, but otherwise it plays great and sounds solid.

For the price... this is a no brainer.
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Worth it
allita99, 09.06.2019
Few spots here and there that can be easily fixed other than these small things its perfect.
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Un bon petit kit pour s'initier au montage et au réglage d'une guitare
09.02.2017
Il s'agit d'une guitare en kit, à assembler soi-même donc :-) Tous les trous sont préforés et le pack contient tout pour obtenir un instrument complet et jouable. Il vous faudra quand-même quelques outils : pince, clef, tourne-vis... et des bombes de peinture/laque/vernis... en fonction de l'aspect que vous désirez lui donner. L'ensemble est relativement simple à monter mais il vous faudra vous renseigner sur les réglages (intonation, hauteur des cordes, courbure du manche) et vous armer d'un peu de patience pour obtenir un résultat satisfaisant si c'est votre première fois. Une fois terminé, on se retrouve avec une guitare qui sonne étonnamment bien pour le prix (je pensais changer les micros mais finalement j'aime beaucoup le grave et vais seulement changer le micro chevalet) et avec le plaisir de l'avoir montée soi-même et la possibilité de la customiser en restant dans des prix raisonnables (j'ai changé les potards et vais changer les mécaniques qui ne tiennent pas super l'accord). Enfin, n'hésitez pas à acheter un autre jeu de cordes. Celui fourni fait l'affaire pour tester l'instrument mais je n'en suis pas fan.
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A pretty good kit
23.08.2016
As normal Thomann got my guitar to be swiftly and safely. Having already built a couple of telecaster kits I thought I try something different.

As with the telecaster kits the body was nicely cut and shaped.

The parts do their job nicely although I did get a different scratch plate.

All went together nicely with no issues.

Only problem was a tuner that was threaded (Second time I've had this). Thomann are sorting this for me as I type. Advice, check the threads on your tuners when you first open your kit, that way you might get a replacement sent before you finish the guitar.

All in all not a bad kit 8/10
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Well worth the money, if you have the time.
20.11.2014
Firstly, this is a great product for the money you pay out. Its a blank canvas to really express yourself and learn the intrinsic method behind guitar construction. If you've the time and patience, a great instrument can come from these kits.

I've been assembling guitars from unrelated, refurbished and hand-crafted parts for several years and these kits caught my eye as a quick and fun departure from the rugged learning curve of trying to make guitars from scratch. However, there is no quick and easy assembly. You need time, patience and certainly some common sense, not to mention some understanding of wood-working methods. Modification was necessary on both the kits i put together to achieve a good playable guitar at the end.

The parts are of good, basic quality. Though i removed the solderless wiring loom and hand wired a simpler circuit. The body and neck balance well, though i wouldn't use the strap pin hole provided, as this led the guitar to be neck heavy.

I wont go into the finishing etc, that's the self-indulgent part ;)

If you've even the slightest incline toward wanting to try one of these kits, just do it. Its a load of fun!
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SG delight....
Paul8086, 27.11.2013
Lovely kit this ... Received in 3 days as well !!!
Boxwood is not good for staining - so painting the body is more in order.
Assembles well ...though as stated previously, some holes incorrectly drilled.
All in all though, perfect intro to guitar building...and if your new to this, this is a great kit to start with.
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Great Kit
MADGuitarDude, 02.05.2019
I have built several kits from others and this kit ranks up there in quality. The neck is straight and frets only need polished. They all are level and no sharp end frets. This would be great guitar build with kids just getting started, as painting will only require slight sanding to be ready for paint.
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finb, 17.09.2014
Took only a few hours to build this guitar. Needs a little knowledge about setting up intonation and the neck tension to get the best out of it. I ditched the supplied pickups (quite acceptable quality) and fitted a couple real vintage CSM humbuckers I had spare. I also replaced the Nut with a quality graphite stepped one and filed it down to suit the string height I required. Bridge height and neck adjustment too a little longer to set up. Needed to enlarge the scratch plates bridge post holes to get the bridge posts to sit lower in the guitar.
Strap stud relocated to wing on body rather than back of neck area.
Now it plays well and stays in tune very well over long periods when hanging on the wall bracket in the living room. This the guitar I don't mind visitors having a shot of when partying and consuming alcohol. I keep my expensive quality guitars safely locked away in the case. Great for taking out to barbque's etc. Not worried if it gets abused.
I also replaced the supplied strings with known quality ones.

Great price. Easy build.
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Great fun to paint and mount with quite a nice result
berdeter, 10.02.2015
It was a very nice project to paint and build this guitar with quite a nice result. I've done it all with my son Gabriel. We created a blog named "Ma gratte maison" (in french) for the project with all the details. Blogging was part of the fun too.

The guitar actually looks and works quite well and when the guitar was finished Gabriel finally started playing guitar. Smoke on the water was the first thing he ever played.

Just a small problem with pots that work like "on-off". Had to be replaced.
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The good, the bad and the decent
03.10.2014
Given that quality control is more or less non existent on many kits, cheap guitars and even surprisingly, some very expensive guitars, I wasn't expecting much.

Both the body and the neck had quite a few dings, the fretboard was damaged / repaired. Both volume pots are low quality and the pot knobs are of the incredibly cheap variety.

The neck pocket was overly large so the neck was loose, the bridge holes were too high in the body. The tuner holes were incorrectly positioned and the assortment of screws supplied was just an assortment and not pertaining to what was actually required.

You will be forgiven for thinking that I would recommend everyone stays clear, but I won't be doing that.
If you get a good kit you will be delighted.
If you get a bad kit but are interested more in learning how to build a guitar, have some basic tools and some knowledge of woodworking / principles of guitar building then you will enjoy it.

For all the faults that I have stated, after I was finished the guitar plays very well, has a nice low action, the neck is very fast, is well intonated and the pickups are very good, delivering both a nice crunch and being able to play warmly delivering very long sustains. It's no £500 plus guitar but it is now better than a lot of squiers / epiphones that I have played.

I didn't have enough time to sort it completely (bought for sons birthday) but I am very happy with the way it has turned out, I may just order one for myself.
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Good fun to bild
PVDC, 02.01.2018
Good initiation kit. You can bild a playable instrument thought fret work is a little bit rough and pickup are underpowered.
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Jeff3133, 04.10.2014
Wasn't expecting too much at the price, but had ben impressed with a previous HB-branded electro-acoustic bought from Thomann so gave it a go. Parts fitted well (some trimming/sanding sround neck and pickup holes) and assembly was pretty simple. Took me some time to sort the paintwork, but then assembled one evening, 'set up' the next, and played on the third - for budget parts & cost it plays really well!
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very nice guitar
Jonathan3325, 05.12.2013
this guitar is very good and sounds good as well and this time the neck fit in properly and easy to build as well, still haven't painted it and it look quite good with out the paint
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