The 7 string guitar kit is by far one of the most popular kits available today. The 7 string guitar is a great solid body electric guitar that normally comes with a humbucker/single-coil pickup. Typically the kit comes with everything you need to assemble your own 7 string guitar, except for a guitar case. But if you are looking for an easy to play guitar that can be easily strummed and played at any skill level, then the 7 string guitar kit may be just what you are looking for.
To build your own 7 string guitar, the first thing you will need is an electric guitar, preferably a Gibson Flying V or a similar model. You will also need a set of music scissors, a set of strings, picks, and other accessories such as a strap and whammy bar. The advantage of building your own kit is that you can use whatever sounds best for you. Some acoustic players prefer a nylon string, while others like the sound of a flamenco or acoustic steel string. Other players find that it's more comfortable to strum nylon strings.
The parts of your diy 7 string guitar kit will consist of: the body, neck, fret board, bridge, and the truss rod. The body is the part that rests against the fretboard and holds the strings. It should be made of a hardwood with no internal cracks. A good soundboard is essential. Some manufacturers offer them in a variety of sizes and styles. You'll want to make sure the one you choose has at least four inch frets and it should be thick enough to withstand the weight of the strings.
The neck of the kit should be solid and professionally crafted. You'll also need at least three of the following parts included with your kit: a truss rod, whammy bar, and a pickguard. If you're opting for the "build it yourself" option, most of the components are already assembled pieces. However, if you're purchasing a complete kit, you should do some measure before buying the parts included.
The bridge is the piece that rests on the truss rod and is attached to the fretboard by two nuts and a locking nut. Bridges come in many different styles and models and are made from a variety of materials including wood, fiberglass, and chrome. The truss rod serves the dual purpose of supporting the neck of the guitar and the strings. Most kits include the truss rod and bridge as well as some type of whammy bar and pickguard.
Most diy 7 string guitar kits contain a whammy bar or a pickguard. Whammy bars are used to create a more pronounced pitch to the note that you're playing. While a pickguard does the exact same thing, only it's harder to do! It's also possible to buy them separately. The pickguard or whammy bar is mounted on the bridge of the guitar just above the nut.
The electronics of a diy 7 string guitar kits are very similar to electric 7 string guitars. There are a few different types of pickups available that you may find beneficial to have in your kit. If you're looking for a humbucker or single-coil pickup, look for models that offer both options. Picking up a humbucker is simple: just place the pickguard over the bridge and use a tonka bong or other humbucker/single-coil pickup style switch to control the tone. Single-coil pickups allow you to switch between the humbucker and the single-coil sound without turning off the bridge.
All these items can be purchased separately if you don't already have them. However, if you're considering buying an entire 7 string guitar kit, you'll probably save money by purchasing them all at once. This way, you get everything you need at one time, and you'll be able to try them all out together before making a decision. And for certain brands and models, you'll be able to get everything you want as part of a "complete" black hardware guitar kit.