Saga ST-10 DIY Electric Guitar Kit

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72 out of 100. Incorporating 90+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$160
Saga ST-10
Saga ST-10

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 72/100 is based on analysis of 90+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

The ST-10 DIY is a Stratocaster style DIY guitar kit from Saga.

It comes with everything you need to build the guitar, from its pre-drilled basswood body to the maple neck, along with all the required hardware.

It even comes with a guitar cable bundled along with the strings.

The body included in this kit comes with a flamed maple veneer for added aesthetic value, while the neck has a rosewood fretboard.

The included hardware is ready to mount to pre-drilled holes, and the electronic components are already pre-wired on the pickguard.

Features:

  • Building Difficulty: 5/10
  • Body: Stratocaster
  • Tonewood: Basswood
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Pickups: SSS (Three Singlecoils)
  • Controls: Volujme, 2 x Tone, 5-way Pickup Selector

Pros
Many owners of this kit are pleased with the overall quality of the wood used. The routings also get a lot of thumbs up, making the build easy and straightforward. The overall impression of those who built this kit is that it is fun way to learn how to piece together a guitar. The guitar's pre-sealed finish is also appreciated by those who prefer solid color finishes.

Cons
Speaking of finish, there are a few who are not too happy with the pre-sealing. The usual complaints about hardware are present, mostly pointing to the tuners.

Overall
The Saga ST-10 is a decent Stratocaster DIY kit for those who want a body that's already pre-sealed for easy finish application.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated alternatives available which you can see in our guide to The Best DIY Guitar Kits.