Product Description


Artist TCDIY Do It Yourself Electric Guitar Kit w/ Humbuckers

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 basecoat which allows you to spray the body whatever paint type and colour you choose. You might also like to reshape the headstock but always remember that reshaping requires effort time and consideration.

The kit includes a ready-to-spray unbound bolt-on-neck, an unfinished body, 2 pickups loaded on to a black scratchplate, two pots, chrome coloured knobs, chrome-plated bridge, strings.

These kits are full size.

The Tech Features

Brand: Artist

Model: TCDIY


  • 1x Solid Roasted Poplar Body
  • 1x Maple Neck with an Eco-Rosewood fretboard

Scale Length: 25.5 inches

Fretboard: 12" (305mm) Radius ; Dot Inlays

Circuitry: 1 Volume, 1 Tone, 3 Way Toggle Switcha

Nut Width: 42mm ABS Nut

Strings: ELST1046

Optional Hard Cases: REC300RC, REC350BK, REC350FTB, EC500

Optional Gig Bags: HGBAGST, BAGST


Reviews (5)

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Very impressive kit

By: on 3 January 2024
I was impressed with this kit. I've built about three guitars off separately ordered parts in the past. This is my first full kit. I opened the box and the neck sat really snug in the neck pocket. The body was made out of good timber, I've modified mine with Strat body contouring and it was easy enough to work with and prep for paint. The quality seems to be really good although mine is a work in progress so I haven't yet had it assembled to see how it plays. I'm modifying mine a lot so there's a lot of room to customise. Artist Guitars were very good to deal with too, excellent emails explaining when we should expect it to deliver. I bought one for my mate to complete at the same time too. Looking forward to completing it to a high standard and getting to finally play it.

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks so much for your review! Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Awesome DIY guitar!!

By: on 2 October 2023
Overall quality is very good. The neck and fretboard were finished very nicely and didn't need much work (a little bit of sanding where neck meets headstock). Initially the kit was missing the nuts and washers for the tuners, but Artist Guitars were very good at sorting this out and got the missing pieces resent quickly. I replaced the original pickups with the Artist Bullbucker pickups, so i could coil split them (FYI original humbuckers with the kit only have 2 wires), and can say they sound amazing! Very nice both in clean and high gain! the guitar has a very nice tone and good sustain and resonance! Not quite as "grunty" as my Gibson SG, but for less than a 10th the price, this guitar is amazing! Coil splitting the bullbuckers also sounds really good - One of the best sounding split coil pickups i have heard. The only minor issues i had with the guitar are: 1) the bridge plate was folded slightly off 90 degrees. It is only aesthetic though, and does not impact the functionality of the guitar, 2) the body has shrunk / warped slightly (bowed approx 3mm) as it has dried out. It is not noticeable unless you put a ruler across the body of the guitar. Overall - excellent guitar! Super cheap! very good build quality! very nice sound!

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you for your detailed review! This really helps us improve the quality of our products. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Great Guitar with a few Issues

By: on 30 September 2023
While I certainly had a few issues assembling it, there is no doubt in my mind that this is a high quality guitar. There was one too-small wiring hole and a couple of bad solders on the output jack that served as major roadblock to assembling it, though they were fixable with some help from a friend. There was also an issue with one of the knobs- but I bear some responsibility as I tried to replace the knob with a custom one. The output jack was also a smidgen large, but it again it may well have been designed for a slightly different thickness of lead to what I use. However, overall, the end result has truly been an amazing guitar. The Humbuckers noticeably reduce the hum (near inaudible on clean tones), and intonation and string action were quite literally perfect out of the box with absolutely zero adjustment. The fret-board also feels very good, and the frets have been sanded. While tone and whatnot is subjective, in terms of feel and overall quality I would place this on par with substantially more expensive guitars and would highly recommend it to anyone who has a soldering iron and a hot glue gun. Thanks Artist!

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks so much for your detailed review! This is really helpful to our customers. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Great quality product

By: on 12 April 2023
Delivery was fast and was exactly what I expected. The roasted poplar is an easy wood to finish. This is my first attempt at staining and oiling and the result was not exactly what I had in mind but that is entirely due to my abilities. It is still a great looking instrument and worth the money spent. I will probably go for the flame top next.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you for your recent purchase from us. We are truly thankful for your great review of the DIY kit.

Great bang for your buck

By: on 16 January 2023
Plays just as good as a much more expensive big brand guitar! Screw holes for pick guard and machine heads where slightly off not a major to fix. Shipped quickly and was even arrived a day early. Highly recommended this kit and Artist guitars in general. Will be doing another one for sure!!!

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks for your feedback! We really appreciate your continued support. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you need further assistance, we are always happy to help!

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