DIY Guitar Kits

Our DIY Guitar Kits contain all the components needed to complete your very own electric guitar. Customise your artwork, experiment with an original finish or hot up the componetry to make your guitar the custom beast that you’ve always dreamt of – without the price tag…….. Only basic skills and tools are required to assemble and finish these kits. All of the GME DIY Guitar Kits have been machined to clear finish grade, therefore can be clear-coated, stained, or painted. The raw wood components will require final sanding dependent on your choice of finish.

If you see any item that is ‘Out of Stock’ and you are interested, please contact us for back orders as we will be restocked mid to end of May.

  • Bass Guitar Kits

    Bass Guitar Kits (7)

    We have a great range of DIY Bass Guitar Kits. Whether you would like a J-Bass, P-Bass or Music Man Style, we have one for you. You can even upgrade your componentry by purchasing an upgraded version.
  • Hollow Body Style Guitar Kits

    Hollow Body Style Guitar Kits (8)

    This DIY kit is modelled on the Gibson ES-335 which was the world's first commercial thinline archtop semi-acoustic electric guitar. Released by the Gibson Guitar Corporation as part of its ES (Electric Spanish) series in 1958, it is neither hollow nor solid; instead, a solid maple wood block runs through the center of its body. The side "wings" are hollow, and the top has two violin-style f-holes over the hollow chambers. Great for Jazz, blues as well as rock. Famous players of this model include: BB King, Noel Gallagher and Dave Grohl
  • Les Paul Guitar Kits

    Les Paul Guitar Kits (16)

    Our DIY LP Kits are modelled on the Gibson Les Paul which was the result of a design collaboration between Gibson Guitar Corporation and the late jazz guitarist and electronics inventor Les Paul In 1950. Probably the most widely played rock guitar in history. Beyond shaping and body design, there are a number of characteristics that distinguish the Gibson Les Paul line from other electric guitars. For instance, in 1957, Gibson introduced the humbucker pickup, which revolutionised the sound of the electric guitar, and eliminated the mains hum, which had previously plagued guitars with single coil magnetic pickups (most notably Fender guitars). Famous players of this model include: Slash, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Ace Frehley, and Peter Frampton.
  • Luthier Style Guitar Kits

    Luthier Style Guitar Kits (13)

  • Strat Style Guitar Kits

    Strat Style Guitar Kits (6)

    Our DIY Kit is modelled on the Fender Stratocaster which is a solid body guitar designed in 1954 by Leo Fender, George Fullerton, and Freddie Tavares. The Fender Musical Instruments Corporation has manufactured the Stratocaster continuously from 1954 to the present. It is a double-cutaway guitar, with an extended top "horn" shape for balance. The Stratocaster's sleek, contoured body shape (officially referred to by Fender as the "Comfort Contour Body") differed from the flat, slab-like design of the Telecaster. The Strat's double cutaways allowed players easier access to higher positions on the neck. The body's recessed "beer gut" curve on the upper back, and a gradual chamfer at the front, where the player's right arm rests, aided player's comfort. The strings are anchored on a through-body pivot bridge attached with springs to a 'claw' in the tremolo cavity on the back of the guitar. The Stratocaster is noted for its bright, clean and 'twangy' sounds. The neck pickup has a mellower, fuller and louder sound compared to the brighter and sharper tone of the bridge pickup. The middle pickup provides a sound somewhere between the two and is generally reverse wound. Suitable for almost any style of music the Stratocaster is widely acclaimed as arguably the most widely played electric guitar across all genres of popular music. Famous players include: Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Holly, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Mark Knofler.
  • Other Guitar Kits

    Other Guitar Kits (12)

  • Tele Style Guitar Kits

    Tele Style Guitar Kits (8)

    Our DIY Kit is modelled on the Fender Telecaster, colloquially known as the Tele, which is the world's first commercial solid-body, single-cutaway electric guitar made by Fender, typically dual-pickup in configuration. Its simple yet effective design and revolutionary sound broke ground and set trends in electric guitar manufacturing and popular music from the time of it's initial production in 1950. The Fender Telecaster has been mostly used in music genres such as country and rock, but is also sometimes used in blues and jazz. Some famous tele playing names include: Keith Richards, Bruce Springsteen, Prince and Keith Urban.