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Kits purchased on Ebay
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6strings

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Total Posts: 2
Hi ! I have been lurking and slowly assembling my tools. I enjoy the forum and the vast amount of information offered ! thanks everyone !

My first of many questions -

Has anyone purchased kits on ebay ? serviced or semi serviced ? I have my eye on one now - they (the kits) are put together by someone - not LMI or a major supplier... any issues with these kits ? any recommended sellers, the one I am looking at has great feedback as well.

Thanks !
John

Sep 02, 09 | 6:16 pm
6strings

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Total Posts: 2
any pictures would be great as well....

Sep 02, 09 | 6:20 pm
blues creek guitars Authorized Martin Repair Ctr

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Total Posts: 1011
There are a few things you need to know about kits and ebay. There are only 2 real Martin kit sellers, that would be me and Steve Kovacik. Many of the other dealers are using the Martin name or buying dregs of and sending out mixed part kits ,This can be most frustrating as the parts won't match.
Talk to your supplier and ask questions and get a feel for the people you will deal with. Also see what support is offered. IF you don't have many tools service kits may be a help. I sell both Martin and my own. If this is your first a Martin kit would be fine as I hand pick the parts from Martin. I live near them . Steve also hand picks parts.
You can expect to get a decent guitar out of a kit but the end result is what skills you have and what you do with the kit. We are here to help. The Martin instructions are weak and I suggest Bill's book as he has good pictures and plenty of material for you to reference.
Feel free to contact me and I can help you decide what may be best for you.
John Hall
Blues Creek Guitars Inc
Authorized CF Martin Repaircenter

Sep 03, 09 | 3:40 am
6strings

Total Topics: 1
Total Posts: 2
John -
thanks for the tips - but I am actually looking at classical guitar kits - comparable to what you would get at LMI or Stew-Mac.... any tips for that ?

thx
John

Sep 03, 09 | 4:12 am
Freeman

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Total Posts: 668
John, I don't know what kits you are looking at but I have built an LMI classical (as well as kits from both John Hall and Steve Kovacik). I highly recommend the LMI kit - here is the thread I did at the time

http://www.kitguitarsforum.com/forum/threads.php?id=186_0_6_0_C

Sep 03, 09 | 6:11 am
blues creek guitars Authorized Martin Repair Ctr

Total Topics: 52
Total Posts: 1011
LMI makes a nice classical . I don't think you will make a mistake there

John Hall
Blues Creek Guitars Inc
Authorized CF Martin Repaircenter


Sep 03, 09 | 8:04 am
Ken C

Total Topics: 30
Total Posts: 554
Hi John,

This topic has been debated at length on this site. Poke through the older posts, and you will stumble across several threads treating this subject. The first guitar I built was an eBay guitar from Steve Kovacik. The materials in the kit had some issues, which I eventually accepted given the price I paid. But I was expecting better. You can see mine under the Show It Off Forum. It is the quilted mahogany OMC.

Ken C

Sep 03, 09 | 11:38 am



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