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The Great Guitar Build-off

Richard Edwards

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This guitar is for my Mom. She picked EVERYTHING.

I started building kits in Jan 2021. GGBO '20 really got me into it after building FX pedals for years.

This is my 3rd completed build -- but I built the first 2 concurrently, then started 3 more and finished them all within days of each other. So, 5 builds in 2021...and 2 more kits ready to go!

I'm 41, live in San Jose, CA, have 4 kids and am a Data Analyst during the day...and sometimes at night :)

I'm not a YouTuber...but I do try to document my builds on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/drrje/)

Thanks for checking it out!

Note: Hey Texas Toast, I wanna build that set neck!

Guitar Kit: Pitbull Guitars Single Cut Quilted Maple

Hardware: Schaller Ruthenium (locking tuners, bridge, tailpiece, pickup covers)

Pickups: DragonFire Screamers (zebra under the covers)

Wiring: 920D Custom -- Jimmy Page Style

Paint: Mohawk Fine Instrument (spray gun) & Pre-Cat Clear (can)

Color: Angelus Leather Dye (Blue & Purple mixed in the clear)

Truss Rod cover: Dave @ Frets on the Net


Disclaimer: I am not a guitar builder. YOU can do this too.



You can visit my YouTube channel here:


You can see the video of my final build here: 


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