Looking at the tuners contained in my guitar kit, it’s easy to see how it could be so cheap. They are totally wobbly and, with a (hand-determined) 14:1 ratio rather crude. Tuning is presumably not very easy with these … a replacement is needed. But what should I use?
One design point still needs to be adressed before I finally start working on my guitar kit: in which color should it shine?
Based on the images on the web site, I thought that the only way would be to simply paint it. But since the wood looks far nicer than expected, I think that it should look quite good if I stained it in blue with a black border – “an hour before Sunburst”, so to say. That should be within my means. Here’s a quickly created image, showing how I’d imagine the result to look like:
If I can transport this into reality, the guitar should become quite beautiful. The scratchplate might have to be replaced, however. We’ll see…
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I love tools. You can never have enough 😎 … and, although a soldering iron, two screw drivers and a spanner would be sufficient to finish this guitar kit in a minimal way, it offers a lot of possibilities to indulge in this passion. After all, the result should be good, right?
As I already wrote in the last article, there are guitar kits available aplenty. The Internet offers lots of possibilities; online sellers like Amazon, online auction sites like Ebay … most have guitar kits. In most cases, a search for “guitar kit” is sufficient to get … well, dozens of variants of the same Stratocaster or Les Paul copies in various quality and shape options.
I’ve always wanted to do this. Well … the last forty years, at least 🙂
Now the time has come to go through with this.