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How hard is it to put a guitar together for a newb?

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Offline   Exoventure


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I currently have an offer for a low price guitar body with some pretty solid parts for a good price. I don't really need it, and I don't really like telecasters, but for it's price and being what seems to be a ginormous upgrade from my Epiphone Special II, which has some issues anyway, it feels kinda worth it. (And it looks kinda cool ngl/ I realized I don't like Les Pauls all that much.)

Thing is though, it's not set up at all. All the parts are in boxes more or less. I have no experience setting up a guitar, and I was wondering if anyone had some personal experience with putting one together?

(Specifically these parts:

Telecaster body with pearloid veneer top.

Wilkinson vintage style bridge with brass compensated saddles.

Rio grande, charlie christian pickups.

Solid brass ferrule block (installed).

JAT control knobs and matching switch tip.

Mojotone solderless wiring harness.

The body is gently used, everything in the body is brand new.)


I'm imaging it's harder than just taking a screwdriver and screwing a handful of things in, but on the other hand it might be a good experience to learn how to set up a guitar for my future. You think it would be hard for an absolute newbie to put it together? (Especially since the wiring doesn't need to be soldered?) Also what tools would I need?


Offline   MaZtoR


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Does it come without a neck?  Might be expensive to get a good new one.

Offline   Hughmonty


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You can learn everything you need to know off of youtube,  :D