Saga LC-10 LP Style Electric Guitar Kit

by Guitar Reviewer

  • Kit includes all parts and instructions to build a complete playable guitar
  • The body is an arched top, single cutaway design made of select basswood with a flamed maple top
  • Classic white, black, white body binding with solid select Maple neck with a fretted rosewood fingerboard and a paddle head design peghead
  • Adjustable truss rod All hardware is heavily nickel plated Electronics are complete and ready for installation- no soldering required
  • All holes are pre-drilled, complete with strings and electric cord; available in right-handed versions only

Product Description
Saga LC-style electric guitar kit has an all solid arch top basswood with flamed maple top,shaped and routed neck, fretted rosewood fingerboard and adjustable truss rod steel and heavy nickel plated hardware and the electronic parts are mounted on the pick guard so soldering is required. This Electric Guitar Kit makes it simple if you enjoy expressing yourself through the process of making music, you are sure to love the chance to express yourself by making your own… More >>

Price: $199.95
Rating: 3.5 (6 reviews)

Saga LC-10 LP Style Electric Guitar Kit

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Indie Writer March 15, 2010 at 6:37 pm

Please folks, I beg you, do not buy this product. It was DEFINITELY not worth the 220 dollars, not by a long shot. Here are the bad parts:

1) instructions. Undetailed and hard to follow. They are far below the bare minimum.

2) The screws are VERY confusing. There are several different kinds, and it’s never clear what type you should be using.

3) The Neck wouldn’t fit into the slot in the body that was cut out for it. I had to cut down the sides first.

4) The quality is just generally bad.

5) Also, they sent me wrong pieces. I got four of one kind of tuner, and two of the other… so I have to buy new ones.

6) The connections don’t work.

I suppose the upside is that I’ll learn more about how the electric guitar works, and the sound quality is mediocre. Also, if you invest a couple weeks of hard work, you can get a decent guitar. But still, it is definitely not a good buy.
Rating: 2 / 5

jhnyrico March 15, 2010 at 9:19 pm

Absolutely the best purchase I’ve ever made from amazon. This was an almost spiritual quest- creating my own personal instrument. The Saga kit was the gateway. Those who say that it was a difficult build either rushed in or did not use the tools available online to research a “good” build. The most fun you can possibly have. I cannot recommend this any further. If you have the time and the creativity I implore you to undertake this adventure.
Rating: 5 / 5

Gail Bedford II March 15, 2010 at 11:29 pm

I bought this guitar as a teaching aide for my grandson he had a guitar that needed a ton of work but was afraid to work on it, with this kit he learned how to finish a guitar and how the guitar works how to set it up. I was surprised with the quality of the entire package the electronics the pick up although not the P 90 for the less paul they were way better then what I expected. The guitar when taking your time putting it together you end up with a nice working guitar and a good education on how to build one. The only down side was the fretting very large and only a inch and a half nut. all in all it turns out to be a quality instrument worth what you paid for it and a lot of fun. Thanks
Rating: 4 / 5

D. Aanenson March 16, 2010 at 12:49 am

I ordered this kit from Amazon for something to do. It arrived in just a few days of the order. I did some internet research on this product, part fit, quality of parts, etc. I did a dry fit when I recieved it and found that the tuners were all for the same side. Also the wiring is not very good, try to re-soder some ends that you feel are questionable. If you want the wood grain to come out on the top of this guitar get out a grinder ! The sealer that they put on is about a 1/16 of an inch thick, if that stuff was paint I would have it on my car and never worry again about a rock chip ! Otherwise use Duplo-color automotive paint. The neck was a nice tight fit just like it should be. When you get this kit the neck will be tight, to install it lay the body down on a table or flat surface, line the neck up and push straight down. Since I needed new tuners and I had read to many times to count that SAGA is of no help I ordered my parts through Amazon. Gotoh tuners from Musicans Friend, Ernie Ball regular slinky’s from Amazon, Graph Tech Tusq nut from Ant Hill Music, and all arrived in just a few days after order.

The neck had a little dip in it but it adjusted out just fine. The instructions are easy. I set it up the same as my Les Paul and to my surpise it sounds pretty damn good. So with the add on’s my $215.00 kit guitar is worth about $375.00 and sound’s like a $500.00 guitar. Have fun with it, it’s a good product if you have some time and want to learn more about guitar building. If you don’t then buy a guitar that’s all done and ready to go for about the same investment.
Rating: 3 / 5

Mr. Wilson March 16, 2010 at 3:45 am

I purchased the Saga LC-10 LP guitar kit as a gift for my 11 year old son who expressed an interest in playing the guitar. After investigating the el cheapo guitar/amplifier combo packs I made the decision to purchase the Saga kit to hopefully provide something more robust than the low end guitars, and more importantly to teach my son all about the inner workings of a guitar.

This kit includes everything you need to start playing a guitar except for the amplifier. The downside is that the rats nest wiring harness which although easy to use provides lots of opportunities to generate electrical noise/buzz when connected to an amplifier. After doing some research I decided to start from scratch and upgrade the internal wiring, potentiometers, capacitors, and switches. I also purchased copper shielding which I installed in all of the cutouts and then grounded everything together. Although this effort added another $75-100 to the cost of the guitar it also made it much more enjoyable. I can crank the amplifier to the maximum and there is no buzzing or other noise from the guitar.

If you plan to add a colored lacquer finish as I did it will take several weeks before the guitar is ready to play because you need to allow the finish to dry between coats. If you are anxious to play you might want to consider a ready to go guitar.

Since I had no prior guitar experience I had to rely heavily on the many web resources dedicated to the building and setup of guitars. I even found one web site that had a much better set of instructions for building and more importantly setting up the guitar. In the end the information I gathered allowed me to use the basic Saga parts to build a guitar that is very functional, sounds and looks great, and gets lots of compliments from everybody who sees and hears it. My son is now happily making a lot of progress learning how to play the guitar using the books I ordered from Amazon.
Rating: 3 / 5

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