A collection of frequently asked questions to help you with you choose the right kit. If you do have any other questions you would like answered please refer to our Forum where our community of guitar experts will be happy to assist you with your queries.

Getting Started

Not at all! Although at least a little knowledge would be helpful. We have two types of guitars: Bolt-On and Set-In. A Bolt-On neck is slightly easier to build so if you are a little nervous as to the skill level we recommend you start with a Bolt-On. Info on the difference between the two can be found here.

No. You will need a soldering iron and some solder but it is only very basic soldering required. It can be a little tricky depending on how many components the guitar has but if you sit down and follow the wiring guide it isn't too hard. If you feel it is beyond you though, any music store will be happy to help you for a small fee.

The truth is, there is no one way to do this. There are countless ways of finishing a guitar depending on what finish you want to achieve. There are new techniques being developed every day. A simple Google or Youtube search will confirm this. It helps sometimes to forget that it is a guitar, and instead treat it simply as a piece of wood - however you would paint a piece of wood is how you would paint your guitar. Any hardware store will be happy to help you with the right paint products. Ideally, if you want a 'clear finish' you would use a wood stain if you like (it is not mandatory) and then seal the guitar with a wood sealer. If you wanted to paint the guitar (you would lose the grain of the wood) then you would use a colour paint and then seal it with a wood sealer. We recommend you drop us an email or ask your local paint store (Builders Warehouse is a good one) and they will advise you correctly. It is also outlined in the assembly guide we provide via email.

Here is a blog post about Finishing the Body and Neck which give you a good idea of the process ahead.

Not at all! Most of our DIY Guitar Kits are provided with a 'paddle stock' headstock which is oversized and a square shape allowing you to shape the headstock your self, however, you do not need to. We can also provide you with headstock templates which you will print and then stick on the paddle stock and then cut around in order to get an original shape. We provide these on request. We, unfortunately, do not shape the headstock on customers behalf though.

We prefer not to. The fun is in the assembly! You'll figure out so much about a guitar by putting it together & we wouldn't want to take that away from you. We are happy to refer you to some people or companies who we know do a great job with assembly. They do however charge though.

Unfortunately not... we store our kits at various warehouses and the warehouses we work with do not allow customisations to the packaged kits.


We deliver all over the world. We warehouse products in various countries (currently the USA, Australia and South Africa). Your order will be sent from the nearest warehouse to your delivery address.

Unfortunately not. We operate an online-only store.

Our Guitars are well packaged in soft, protective wrapping and then placed in cardboard box's, safe from any damage by mishandling. We also add a thin coat of sanding sealer to the wood to prevent warping from heat fluctuations.

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