Pyle-Pro PGEKT18 DIY Electric Guitar Kit (Discontinued)
The Pyle-Pro PGEKT18 is a DIY guitar kit that follows after the venerable Stratocaster, allowing you to custom build your own instrument without spending very much at all.
There's nothing out of the ordinary with this kit, but it does include everything you need to build the guitar, including the basswood double cutaway body, bolt-on maple neck, rosewood fingerboard and a set of hardware/electronics.
All you have to do is bring your creative side to the building process and given the price, it may require some patience and research. Note that the included pickups are colored white, matching the pickups to the knobs.
- Building Difficulty: 5/10
- Body: Strat Style
- Tonewood: Basswood
- Neck: Maple Bolt-on
- Fingerboard: Rosewood with Dot Inlays
- Pickups: Three Single Coil Pickups (White)
- Controls: 5-Way Pickup Switch, Volume Knob, 2 x Tone Knob
While there are differences in opinion with regard to its quality, many agree that it is good enough for the money. The customizable headstock gets a lot of thumbs up, as well as the quality of the neck wood.
There were a few who had issues with the hardware, specifically the nut, but most were happy with the result.
The Pyle-Pro PGEKT18 is a good starting point for future luthiers and hobbyists alike.
Unfortunately this is no longer available. For alternatives see our guide to The Best DIY Guitar Kits.