Product Description


Artist STDIY Do it Yourself Guitar Kit

Get behind the invention of a famous guitar and build your very OWN version with this ready-to-go kit. The bodies and necks are unfinished and don't have any base coat which allows you to spray the body whatever paint type and colour you choose.

The kit includes a ready-to-spray unbound bolt-on-neck, an unfinished body, three single-coil ceramic pickups loaded on to a white scratchplate, three pots, white coloured knobs, chrome-plated tremolo bridge, strings.

These kits are full size.

The Tech Features

Brand: Artist

Model: STDIY

Fingerboard Radius: 305 mm / 12”


  • 1x Roasted Poplar Body
  • 1x Maple Neck
  • High-End Eco-Rosewood Fretboard with 1.1mm 2.6 White Copper Fretiwires

Scale Length: 648mm / 2512

Nut: 42mm / 158

Pickups: 3 x Ceramic, Single Coil Pickups that are preloaded onto the scratchplate (all screws supplied)

Neckplate: Stainless Steel (screws supplied)

Bridge: Stainless Steel

Saddles: Individual stainless steel

Tremolo Block: 5 spring, 2 bolt claw

Strings: ELST1046


Reviews (10)

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Guitar kit

By: on 10 May 2022
Very happy with the build quality, all hardware is of very good quality. Had fun building it. Now i have to learn to play it

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Thank you so much for taking the time to share this feedback. We really appreciate the support!

DIY Strat-type guitar

By: on 12 April 2022
I bit the bullet and bought this with afterpay. Everything was well packaged and quick delivery. Impressive instruction booklet made everything easy. I stained the body with Walnut stain and put a few layers of clearcoat on top. Finished with a waxing. Next I lightly coated the neck with a boiled, linseed oil product which has a drying agent in it. Finished the neck with a 2000 grit w/d sandpaper wetted with the boiled linseed oil. Assembly was pretty easy with the great instruction booklet. The 11-52 strings I bought as an extra tuned in well as did intonating the strings' pitch. A slight height adjustment of the pickups and away I went. Good saddle/ bridge design. Tremolo is fun to play. This is the 2nd guitar from Artist that I've bought. But the first DIY'er. The first was an LP60 'customer returned' guitar. Both are awesome guitars. My amp is an Artist GA10X. I only play at home in a unit so I've never needed more than 1/4 volume on it.

Artist Guitars Response
We are glad to hear that you are happy with our product. Thank you for sharing this feedback with us and for the support!

DIY strat

By: on 6 April 2022
I originally purchased the diy kit as something to put together over a few days off but instead ended up staining it hot pink and donating it to the hotel I work at for project pink, the kit was just so easy to assemble, body and headstock took the stain really well with minimal prep before and between applications. Straight forward wiring, and the kicker is it sounds amazing( even with the minimal set up I did on it) I have a 2nd strat kit to build so I’ll gift this 1 to my father in law when it’s done.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for the review. We really appreciate it.

Great kit

By: on 3 February 2022
Fun to put together whilst getting over covid. Everything went as planned . After much deliberation I stained and polished the body with bees wax. Now sometime after I curiously go back to this guitar to practice on. It's the only ST type guitar I own and it sounds like the real thing, especially when playing in position 4 (middle and bridge pick ups). I like many others was thinking about 'pimping' it with Alnico V pups etc. but I really can't be bothered, it sounds great.

Artist Guitars Response
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed putting together the guitar and that you are having a blast in playing it. Thank you for leaving a review.

DIY Strat Kit

By: on 8 November 2021
Great Product for DIY project. I have done 5 DIY kits in the past. This is my second Strat DIY. After an inspection to make sure all the parts were there. I got straight into my pre -made plans for this guitar. Scalloping the neck. I have never scalloped a neck before but always wanted to do one. I have never been game to try it on one of my branded guitars. These DIY kits are perfect for experimenting and customizing. The scalloped neck turned out perfect. I am so happy. I am also planning to go with gold hardware, brass nut, brass saddles and brass sustain block. These kits help in teaching you to understand and how to do a complete setup on any guitar. I highly recommend DIY Guitar Kits. I am so addicted. Wonderful Product. Thank You Artist Guitars.

Artist Guitars Response
Hi there, thank you so much for your great feedback on our DIY kit. This really helps a lot of customers who are planning to buy this as well. Cheers!

Awesome kit

By: on 28 October 2021
Got a one during the lockdown love it, had fun putting it together. Sounds great in my opinion and looks great with a Jarrah stain

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Thank you so much for taking the time to share this feedback. We really appreciate the support!

Great kits

By: on 12 October 2021
I've built two of these kits now and have no complaints. They came well packaged and everything fits together great. With a bit of care you can really finish these guitars off well so they look and feel much better than they should for the price. I'm ready for my next kit now and will look at upgrading the electronics and hardware.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to share this feedback. We really appreciate the support!

Fantastic idea!

By: on 24 September 2021
I wanted to learn more about how guitars worked, what went into them and I was eager to do a craft project in lockdown, what a way to do it! I’ve learnt a lot about painting, and how a guitar goes together. I’m very happy with my purchase and how the guitar sounds and performs A1 customer service and delivery as always. Highly recommend!

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks for taking the time to leave this review. We are so glad you're happy, and we'd love to help with any questions you have in the future!

DIY kit for ST

By: on 21 September 2021
This is my first DIY guitar kit. Delivery was so fast. Body and hardware were complete, no missing parts. I have been preparing for this kit. I watched a lot of videos on guitar body stains, polishing and hardware assembly. This kit was just perfect. I love the construction of the fretboard and fret wires. In the final assembly, I had to make a tiny adjustment at the neck to align with the bridge. Overall, I'm very happy with my purchase. You can't go wrong with the price. My finished product is a walnut stratocaster. I'm planning to buy another DIY kit in the future, maybe the LP flametop version and color it ocean blue.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback. We really appreciate the support!

Great kit

By: on 20 June 2021
Got this as a present from my son. Great guitar and super easy to build. Went a bit overboard and painted with Nitrocellulose metallic (lake placid blue), lot of effort but worth it in the end. Also bought a loaded pickguard from Seymour Duncan. But these kits by themselves are such great value, would highly recommend. Have learnt so much by putting together, will now be able to setup my own guitars in the future. Well done Artist guitars

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for this feedback and we are glad to know you are happy with our product and service.