First time kit build.....any tips? Kidding!

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by Twostratsfornow, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

    Age:
    50
    Jul 14, 2017
    Maryland, USA
    It depends on what you are building. Some of the “affordable” kits are not very good. If your building a Strat, I have found I’m better off buying a used Squier SE and using that. It has a better body and neck than the kits and the rest of the stuff in the kit I replace anyways. (Tuners, electronics, etc...) And I have always been able to find them for less money than the kits. I have never bought one of the more expensive kits, so I can’t comment on those.

    Here is one of my “builds”

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    And here is a slide show of the first SE I ever stripped down and rebuilt.

     
  2. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Guy Who Likes to Play Guitar Silver Supporting Member

    One of those strange things in life... a decent complete guitar is less expensive than box of unfinished guitar parts.
     
  3. Twostratsfornow

    Twostratsfornow Squier-Meister

    Age:
    59
    109
    Nov 14, 2020
    Ontario, Canada
    Guys......thanks for the replies, but I’m kidding. The thread title is just a set up for the cartoon.
    Good info though @dbrian66 , I’m going to have some extra free time starting next summer and actually might give building/modding a whirl.
    I’ve changed the thread title so as not to further inconvenience anyone with intent to help me, unnecessarily. Cheers.
     
  4. techowiz

    techowiz Squier-holic

    Aug 21, 2014
    new york
    Funny I ordered some kindling wood for the fireplace and inside was a guitar! ;)
     
  5. Birddog144

    Birddog144 Squier-holic Double Platinum Member

    Age:
    70
    Apr 24, 2015
    South Oceanside, CA
  6. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Guy Who Likes to Play Guitar Silver Supporting Member

    No problem... I knew your intent. It's just one of those posts that leads to a discussion, whether you meant it to or not. :)
     
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