Grizzly H3098 Western Steel String Guitar Kit
- By Guitar Kit Builder
- Dec 29, 2010
- in Guitar Kit Builder - Acoustic Guitars
Grizzly Industrial Inc. might at first pass seem like an unlikely source for guitar kits. After all, since their founding in 1983 they have grown into one of the largest woodworking and metalworking machinery companies in the United States. A brief review of their catalog shows they carry everything from air drills to zero clearance inserts. They also carry a nice selection of woodworking tools and accessories, including instrument-grade tone woods.
So what's the connection from industrial machinery to guitar kits? Well, there appear to be two. The first is that Grizzly President Shiraz Balolia is an avid woodworker and guitar builder. The two beautiful guitars shown right are the results of his lutherie.
In addition, Grizzly offers a large number of plans and kits for wood toys and furniture, so they're already in the business of serving the do-it-yourself kit market.
The Model H3098 Western Steel String Guitar Kit includes all the parts needed to build a western-style steel string guitar. All the kit builder needs to do is some assembly, drilling, gluing and finishing. The kit features a spruce top and basswood back and sides. The rosewood fretboard has 22 frets and joins the body at the 14th fret. 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. 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'll update you as we learn more.
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