By t peterson in forum General Woodworking and Power Tools, By John Weber in forum General Woodworking and Power Tools, By Mike Scoggins in forum General Woodworking and Power Tools, Anyone know about the Grizzly Guitar Kits, If this is your first visit, be sure to All the kit builder needs to do is some assembly, drilling, gluing and finishing. Drill the vertical holes in the body clear through. So what's the connection from industrial machinery to guitar kits? Used Berchwood sealers, walnut stain and finishes to get the guitar looking OK. The pickguard really brings everything together. A brief review of their catalog shows they carry everything from air drills to zero clearance inserts. Many sections are very vague. This stable Guitar Stand keeps acoustic guitars safe yet accessable on stage or on display. We use PayPal and Shopify Payments - your credit card information is never shared with us. ...It could turn out to be an excellent project as long as you understand that you're not getting top of the line for $150. Register now to get updates on promotions and coupons. It may be better to use a threaded bolt inserts and nuts and washers through two of the vertical guide holes. 10 Comments - Please Use the Form Below to Join the Conversation! They could have been a little clearer and maybe provided a few more assembly photographs, especially covering the installation of the nut and saddle. Welcome! Here's a view of the kit parts: At just $89.95 and with its very simple assembly this is an ideal kit for the beginner, or a fun build for the more experienced. I can see exact similarities in design both on the inside and out. *Quoted freight applies to the lower 48 states only. Well, there appear to be two. I am waiting yet a few more weeks before I polish out the guitar and install a pickup in it. I have their catalog at work because my son has a wood shop on his farm and we buy parts from Grizzly, but I've never thumbed through the catalog just to see what's there. This brought out the best sound properties of the wood. Its range goes deep into the bass with that Big “E” string, while the little “E” gives a bright bell like tone. The guitar was still sound and not a bad practice session for $59.95. Make your guitar as unique as you with Genuine Fender parts and accessories. Ok, you all sold me. The best thing prep wise, was to get the guitar stained and sealed the way you want, install the neck, then mask off the parts spoken of in the instructions. In strumming, the middle strings muddy up a little, but when finger picking or flat picking, each string had better than normal sustain. Overall I really enjoyed this building experience. I also wish they would add the fourth segment to the video showing construction of the guitar. The StewMac Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Kit is our first choice because of quality, reputation, and the professional direction provided during assembly. Also, Grizzly includes an allen wrench to adjust the neck (if need be), but they don’t really explain the truss rod or how to do any adjustments. Grizzly H3098 Western Steel String Guitar Kit – GuitarKitBuilder. check out the. Grizzly Industrial, Inc. is a national retail and internet company providing a wide variety of high-quality woodworking and metalworking machinery, power tools, hand tools and accessories. I built a ukelele from their kit. I have a Martin D-35 and hung the kit guitar up next to it. How do I go about purchasing the Grizzly H3098 guitar kit. In order to minimize contact as much as possible, orders are to be made online and picked up curb side. Comments will be visible after moderator review. The wood in the kit guitar is very basic and soft. It had a hole I patched at the very bottom the guitar about 2" away from where the 1/4 pickup insert goes. Guitar Kit Builder - the Online Magazine for Builders & Modders of Guitars, Amplifiers and Effects. Fast & Free USA Shipping on Nearly Everything in Our Store. Guitar Kits Directory : GuitarKitBuilder Grizzly Industrial – Founded in 1983 by S. Balolia, Grizzly Industrial is a national retail, mail order and Internet company in the U.S.A. providing high quality woodworking and metalworking machinery and accessories. They also carry a nice selection of woodworking tools and accessories, including instrument-grade tone woods. However, I agree with the first poster that instructions need to be more detailed and more specific in some areas. Maybe I should. We don't have any reports yet on the quality of the resulting instruments, but we do have a brief video showing some of the assembly steps. We cheerfully accept returns within 30 days. Click on the light gray heart icon on a product to add it to your wishlist. This should suck the neck in tight enough to glue (or unglued for a serviceable neck) Using bands on the guitar marred the soft wood, so that meant more work filling and sanding. There is an initial investment in tools: clamps, files, saws, planes, chisels, dremel, router, etc, but if you're cost-conscious you can probably get away with doing a lot with little. The first is that Grizzly President Shiraz Balolia is an avid woodworker and guitar builder. Sound wise this guitar is characteristically a dreadnaught. Always glad to have feeback on items we write about. A brief review of their catalog shows they carry everything from air drills to zero clearance inserts. I stained the body top with Minwax pecan and everything else with Minwax english chestnut. There are a number of places you can buy an acoustic guitar kit but not every guitar kit is equal. They thought the Griz Classical Guitar kit for $80 was a great kit for a first guitar. The guitar sounds like a ply guitar of old yamaha vintage, which sounds good. It was pretty simple, course the body was already put together so that reaaly simplified things. Just put the guitar together, had great fun. Beautiful. Grizzly H3098 Western Steel String Guitar Kit. Should have guessed. Does anyone know whether you need a lot of special tools to build the guitar kit? The guitar I purchased was a damaged item from amazon.com. 1/4 inch x 20 × 2.25 with a wood thread on one side. All orders ship within 24 hours of payment received. Not only do you get a full manual explaining the build process step-by-step, but you also get an instructional DVD with videos on how to build your own acoustic guitar. I received this kit as a gift this past Christmas. Grizzly Industrial Inc. might at first pass seem like an unlikely source for guitar kits. There are several areas in it, I’m sure that would be beneficial to an amateur like me. ... Did you come up with that design? With Solo Music Gear, our acoustic guitar kits represent a very cost effective way to build a custom, one of a kind instrument with your very own hands! It taught me some great lessons on neck work, finishes and that sometimes you have to beat the sound out of a piece of wood before it understands its a guitar. HI, PR and other US Territories will be quoted at current rates. Freight to AK, The neck instructions are brief but clear, it is a critical part of the process. Probably cover it with figured maple veneer in a blue dye. The kit features a spruce top and basswood back and sides. I'm interested in the higher-end Grizzly solid body guitar kits, but as Glen said, a low-cost body and neck with upgraded guts (if necessary) can equal a real nice guitar.