Artist LPFDIY Classic Flame Do it Yourself Guitar Kit
About This LP Classic Flame Guitar Kit
Get behind the invention and build your very OWN iconic guitar with these ready-to-go kits. They are unfinished so that you can spray these yourself, cut the headstock to your desired shape.
They include Ready-to-spray unbound bolt-on-neck, bound and unfinished Solid Mahogany body with Maple Cap and Flame Veneer, two ceramic humbuckers, cream scratch plate, cream back plates, pots, gold coloured knobs, chrome plated tunomatic bridge, Stop-Tail, strings. The body is Raw wood and does not have any coating giving you the option how you would want to stain or apply the finish on the kit.
These kits are full size.
The Tech Features
- 1x Solid Mahogany body with maple cap with flame veneer
- 1x Mahogany neck with eco-rosewood fretboard
- Quality ceramic humbucker pickups numbered the wire, customer can connect easily
- Scale Length:- 628mm
- Nut Width:- 42mm
A great guitar kitBy: Andrew on 24 June 2020This is a really well put together kit. It is suitable for beginners, as the finish is good, the frets needed little to no work, and the wood is well finished. Contrary to other reviews I have read about similar kits, this did NOT have a paper - thin veneer, but a genuine maple cap over the mahogany body. It also has binding around the top edge, and looks great once finished. All the surfaces needed little priming to finish. The electrical connectors were very simple, and the instructions are easy to follow. Someone building their first guitar would do well to use this as their first project. I managed to complete a sunburst finish, and I am very happy with the result. The pickups are surprisingly good for standard issue with a kit, and have good tone and sustain. Overall this kit exceeded my expectations, and I strongly recommend it to anyone after an LP as a finished and very playable project.
ImpressedBy: Gary Thompson on 20 May 2020I have always wanted a LP Gibson and this is the next best thing to having one, With all the right gear from Artist Guitar i can build one that sounds and plays just as good as the original, The best thing also is that i can do it in the colour i like and also get the sound i want. I would never molest a real Gibson as that would ruin its value Next on the list will be the Fender but would like the hollow body Gibson eventually. The best think is the time and effort you but into building one you appreciate it more and also understand what goes into building one. Thank to the people at Artist guitars for a great product.
Excellent Quality ProductBy: Richard Livingston on 1 April 2020The quality of these products is excellent. I have purchased 6 so far and am very happy. I did have some minor issues with 2 of the kits but Jason replaced these very quickly with 2 new kits which are fantastic. I recommend these kits and will be buying more in the future.
Great value !By: sam on 6 March 2020No parts missing & everything went together like it said. Love the the raw finish on guitar especially the front body grain on LP style. Quality of PUPs & electronics are above par for this price range. More importantly, neck required only a minor tweak & intonation close enough to spot on
Nice QualityBy: Hollie on 21 January 2020This just arrived today and I was very happy with the postage time. As for the kit, the body as some weird glue marks in places there would be no glue, but apart from that the body an neck are very nicely made. The maple veneer is paper thin, so I wouldn't use that as a buying point since dying that runs risk of sanding through. The pots are tiny and I honestly wouldn't use those. Can't comment on the pick ups. Rest of the hardware is about what you'd expect in a kit. The only annoying thing is the 'QC Passed" stickers are placed in spots that are visible when the guitar is put together. These would be better in the neck pocket and on the part of the neck that slides into the pocket, especially since they were irritating to remove and left sticker residue.
First classBy: Stephen Watson on 30 October 2019This is my second and it won't be my last, all the hard work is done just finish assemble and play, the surprising thing is for a screw on neck LP copy this thing plays like a Gibson.
BeautifulBy: Stephen on 12 September 2019I have been playing my completed guitar now for a couple of weeks and it is exceptional. It stained beautifully with minimal finish sanding, using Stewmac guitar stain and finished of to a lustrous shine with TruOil. The flame top is very attractive and perfectly bookmatched. My only criticism would be some of the numbered stickers on the wiring were missing, which took a couple of attempts to get it right. Googling Les Paul wiring diagram solved the issue. Also one solder joint had broken off (probably my rough handling). All in all you will be very happy with the kit and the finished product.
Kit - Not suitable for stainingBy: Dominic on 27 July 2019I bought this to stain the flame maple top to a colour similar to Slash's AFD guitar with a bit of sunburst. However even though the description states it is "the body is Raw wood and does not have any coating giving you the option how you would want to stain or apply the finish on the kit - accessed 27th July 2019" it had a sealer that makes applying a stain near impossible. I sanded the guitar all over and scraped carefully so as not to go through the veneer but I was not able to consistently stain the gain and ended up with patches where the wood would not take the colour stain. As such if you want to stain this guitar don't buy this one it won't. The instructions don't include a wiring diagram, and even though they all plug together it takes a fair bit of trial and error to get it all working properly. I contacted Artist Guitars a number of times and the responses were not helpful - they did state that the sealer was an oil based sealer, but I had bought water stain as once again the "timber was raw and unsealed" All in all a rather frustrating build that should have been straight forward. The resulting guitar sounds good and the pre-drilled holes lined up with the parts, the cavity for the pick ups were tight and I had to file some of the pick up covers that site below the face down to get them to fit properly. I ended up with a plain colour on the top so the flame maple was wasted and was not the outcome I wanted.
By: Artist GuitarsHello. I am sorry if you have encountered some trouble with the finish on the LPFDIY kit which you have purchased last year. Our old ones were manufactured from our factory and applied with a sealant for better application of oil based finish. However, we have had a lot of complaints and have changed them since then. These new LPFDIY kits no longer have those sealants and thus can be stained or finished by our customers better.