Product Description


Artist STDIY Do It Yourself Electric Guitar Kit

Get behind the invention of a famous guitar and build your very OWN version with this ready-to-go kit. The bodies and necks are unfinished and don't have any base coat which allows you to spray the body whatever paint type and colour you choose.

The kit includes a ready-to-spray unbound bolt-on-neck, an unfinished body, three single-coil ceramic pickups loaded on to a white scratchplate, three pots, white coloured knobs, chrome-plated tremolo bridge, strings.

These kits are full size.

The Tech Features

Brand: Artist

Model: STDIY

Fingerboard Radius: 305 mm / 12”


  • 1x Roasted Poplar Body
  • 1x Maple Neck
  • Eco-Rosewood Fretboard 

Scale Length: 648mm / 2512

Nut: 42mm / 158

Pickups: 3 x Ceramic, Single Coil Pickups that are preloaded onto the scratchplate (all screws supplied)

Neckplate: Stainless Steel (screws supplied)

Bridge: Stainless Steel

Saddles: Individual stainless steel

Tremolo Block: 5 spring, 2 bolt claw

Strings: ELST1046


Reviews (14)

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Mostly great value

By: on 20 February 2024
Overall the quality is great for the money. Only problem is the "eco-rosewood" fretboard, which looks nice but isn't very durable. It's pretty soft and even removing masking tape from it has peeled chunks out of it. Ideally they would have have solid wood fretboard options such as Maple, Pau ferro etc, not just this "eco rosewood". It'll do for now but looking for a cheap replacement neck elsewhere

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you for you feedback and we are sorry to hear that you have encountered problems with the item. You can reach out to us by email and we are more than happy to assist you with this. We are always ready to help our customers with any concerns or questions regarding our products.

Guitar kits

By: on 13 February 2024
Fantastic kits ,you can pant them eny way you like or carve them (I think) put whatever on them mood them, just a heep of fun, the electronics are ezzy to assemble and the price is grate for the quality, I will be buying more of these,

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks for your review! We are always here if you have any questions.

Build your own guitar

By: on 29 January 2024
What a great idea, this was an excellent project over the holidays for our young musician. Again great service from the Artist Team :)

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks for your review! Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions.


By: on 8 June 2023
Amazing kit. Arrived fast, and parts are all fine with no faults. Suprised this $100 kit beat another build of mine, where a name brand neck came faulty twice. Arrived fast, and easy to build

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback. We really appreciate the support!

Kit purchase

By: on 11 April 2023
The STDIY kit arrived in good time. I was pleased with the quality of the parts and I'm looking forward to the build.

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks for your review! If you are stuck in building, please do not hesitate to reach out, we are always happy to help!

Great purchase

By: on 30 August 2022
I bought this guitar as a pre order since it wasn't in stock. It was so worth the wait. It was easy enough to put together but it was so fun and still had it's challenges. This is the first build I've done and it was a great one to start on. No soldering needed to that's a plus. Great purchase, compares well to my brothers squire strat. Will continue to buy from Artist Guitars

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for the review. We sincerely look forward to your continued support with us!

Great kit!

By: on 18 May 2022
Ordered & built this kit a couple of months ago and the guitar has really stood up so far. The wood on the body & neck came very smooth, bar one defect, and prepped for spraying however I took it down with some super high grit paper and finished the guitar in Tung Oil. The pre-loaded scratchplate is really handy for beginner DIY builders as there is no soldering involved (Grounding wire can be wrapped around the trem piece instead of soldering without issue) and the neck fits just right into the body. I assume the wood has been fumigated at some point and it is imbued with a fairly strong smell resembling smoked cheese and cured meat which I still haven't been able to get rid of, lol. There was only one issue with the kit which was a rather large gauge in the side of the neck that I needed to sand out and fill. This probably should've been picked up by QC however I was so eager to get on with the kit I didn't bother returning. I'm sure Artist would've been happy to replace them as their service is top-notch. Overall, an awesome kit at the price point which plays as well as other guitars I have that cost 5-10x the price!

Artist Guitars Response
We really appreciate it for taking the time to leave feedback and are glad to know that you are satisfied with our products and services.

Speedy delivery

By: on 6 April 2022
Diy kit arrived in 4 days. I wasn't expecting it till next week. Extremely happy with product quality. Absolute thumbs up to Artist guitars.

Artist Guitars Response
We truly appreciate your kind words and the review for the DIY kit. Thank you.


By: on 5 January 2022
Bought for my husband for his birthday, he loves it. Haven't heard it play as he's still deciding how to design it haha but would recommend to anyone looking for an awesome present for the guitar lovers in their life.

Artist Guitars Response
We are glad to hear that your husband loves the guitar kit. We appreciate the review.

Strat diy

By: on 17 November 2021
Brilliant buy. Good attention to finish. Fantastic price. Can do whatever you want to personalise the end result. Extremely happy with this purchase. Great fun. Thanks.

Artist Guitars Response
It is our pleasure and thank you so much for leaving us this feedback. We really appreciate the support!

Brilliant Buy

By: on 23 September 2021
Love my purchase, I was so excited when it arrived. I purchased the guitar kit and it was everything as I expected well spent money, and would recommend anyone whose unsure whether to buy this or not, to do it. You won't be disappointed. Very happy buyer look forward to playing 5his.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave feedback. We really appreciate the support!

Diy guitar kit

By: on 3 August 2021
Excellent service and very good product,quick delivery, happy with everything and will be doing more business with you guys in the near future. Thanks again.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you for the feedback and for the kind words. cheers.

Excellent quality

By: on 3 August 2021
This guitar kit is a fantastic starting point for those wanting a custom guitar & a cool hobby. The quality far exceeds the price. I will definitely purchase another when I finish this one.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you very much for the review and for all your support. Cheers

Strat diy kit

By: on 22 July 2021
Really pleased with the kit Everything is finished well and everything fits together Its been fun assembling it Can't wait to finish it

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you for the feedback and we're glad to know that you're enjoying your DIY kit.

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