Saga TC-10 DIY Electric Guitar Kit (Discontinued)

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88 out of 100. Incorporating 175+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$170
Saga TC-10
Saga TC-10

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 88/100 is based on analysis of 175+ 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 Saga TC-10 is a DIY guitar based on the Telecaster.

This particular model lets you easily assemble the guitar straight away, because the company has done much of the drilling and routing work for you. This way you can focus on customization.

The TC-10 features a solid basswood body with a single-cutaway shape, with most of the routing ready for assembly. The same applies to its solid maple neck, which features an Indian rosewood fingerboard.

Note that the headstock comes in a blank form, so you can route it to your desired shape.

Other features include electronics that require no soldering (well it is still best to check if they need to be re-soldered), nickel plated hardware and it also comes with strings and a guitar cable.

Features:

  • Building Difficulty: 7/10
  • Body: Single-cutaway Telecaster Style
  • Tonewood: Basswood
  • Neck: Solid Maple
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Pickups: SS (Two Singlecoils)
  • Controls: Tone, Volume, 3-Way Pickup selector

Pros
Most of those who are new to guitar building describe the Saga TC-10 as a good starter kit. They report that it is very easy to build if you go for its default configuration. Experienced builders comment that it's fun to personalize. Wood quality and routing get a lot of commendations.

Cons
There are a few who complain about neck alignment issues at the joint, but this can be remedied by those with more experience. To make the most out of this guitar, some users recommend swapping out the pickups and tuners.

Overall
Build your own personalized Tele style guitar with the Saga TC-10.

Unfortunately this is no longer available. For alternatives see our guide to The Best DIY Guitar Kits.