SWAMP DIY Build Your Own Electric Guitar Kit - Sunburst Stratocaster Style
SWAMP - Build Your Own Stratocaster Style Electric Guitar - Sunburst Colour
If you have ever wanted to build your own guitar, but feel you don't have the carpentry or wiring skills of a Luther, then the SWAMP DIY guitar kit is ideal for you! All the necessary components of an electric guitar including a pre-wired, coated wooden body, an assembled and precut neck, and all hardware, screws and accessories are supplied. All you need to do is put it together. The SWAMP guitar Kit really is the best and easiest way to build your first guitar.
The Guitar Body
The body is made from Paulownia wood, a light weight blonde coloured timber with the same strength as Cedar that is suitable for coating with a finish such as the sunburst design on this guitar. The white plastic scratch-plate or pick-guard has been fixed in place, as have the volume and tone controls, whilst the holes for the bridge, jack and neck have been precut for an easier build.
The Guitar Neck
The SWAMP Guitar Kit includes a bolt on maple neck and headstock with a Rosewood Fretboard, commonly used on many electric guitars. With 21 frets, and a scale length of 25.5", this guitar, once constructed, will be an instrument upon which the player can perform just about any piece of music they are capable of playing. The radius of the neck is around 360mm or about 14 inches.
The Guitar Controls and Electronics
Similar to most Stratocaster style guitars, there is a 5 way pick up selector wired up to 3 single coil pick ups. A single volume knob and 2 tone knobs already positioned and pre-wired to make construction of the guitar even easier.
The Guitar Hardware
The hardware supplied in the kit includes chrome die-cast tuning keys, a vintage chrome bridge with tremolo, a chrome jack connector and mount, a backplate, plus all the screws and bolts required to put the guitar together. In addition each kit comes with a set of strings and guitar lead to plug into the amplifier.
- Colour: Sunburst
- Body: Paulownia
- Neck: Maple and Rosewood
- Hardware: Chrome and Die-cast chrome
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Frets: 21
- Pick Ups: 3 x single coil
- Controls: Volume, 2 x Tone and 5-way pick up selector
- Dimensions: Body (max): 410mm x 325mm x 50mm
- Neck (max, incl headstock):670mm x 55mm x 30mm
- Radius: around 360mm / 14 inches
- Guitar Body
- Neck with headstock
- Pick ups, tone controls and selector
- Bridge with Tremolo
- Guitar lead
- Jack connection
- All screws and bolts
- Backplate and pick-guard
- Joining plates
Easy buildBy: Graeme Oddy on 7 December 2021This is my first dyi guitar. Chose this kit as it has a finished body. Ordered Sunday, arrived Wednesday, and playing on Saturday. All parts are of decent quality. All that is needed is to shape the headstock, oil the neck, solder the wires to the jack, assemble all the components, string, and do a setup. No instructions were included but I found some on the internet that helped assemble the tremolo, and do a set up as there was slight fret buzz when first assembled. Plays surprisingly well for the price. Pairing this with the Peavey Backstage II amp that I recently bought from Swamp would make a great sounding beginner's guitar package. Since everything fitted together so well I would give it 5 stars, but because it didn't include instructions I am deducting one star.