Seismic Audio SADIYG-02 Tele Style DIY Electric Guitar Kit
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The Seismic Audio SADIYG-02 is based on the iconic Telecaster electric guitar. It comes with a single-cutaway body that's crafted from paulownia, a China native wood that's known for being light. The pickguard is already set into the body when you get the package, but you'll need to solder the input jack, the volume and tone knobs, the bridge pickup and the selector switch before you start using it.
The headstock does not come pre-carved, which is good for those who want to personalize its shape, and bad for those who can't do wood work. All needed parts are included, along with hex wrenches for the truss rod and saddle adjustment, it even comes with some solder, so you'll just need a soldering iron and a Philips head screwdriver to complete the assembly.
- Building Difficulty: 6/10
- Body: Tele Style
- Tonewood: Paulownia Body
- Neck: Bolt-on Maple
- Fingerboard: Rosewood with Pearloid Dot Inlays
- Pickups: SS (Two Single-Coil T-Style Pickups)
- Controls: Volume, Tone, 3-Way Pickup Selector
Many are happy with the Seismic Audio SADIYG-02's ease of assembly, and overall quality after being built. Playability and sound quality is considered to be good enough for the price.
There are some who are not too happy with paulownia wood for the body, citing that it scratches and dings easily. Others report imperfections in the frets and sanding.
Although the Seismic Audio SADIYG-02 was previously on our recommended list, we are now recommending the more highly rated Saga TC-10 instead.