3-Day Custom Guitar & Bass Kit Building Course

  • £1,395.00
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About the course

The course is spread over 3 consecutive days. It will be running once a month over a Thursday, Friday & Saturday with no more that four students. The course has been designed and will be run by Neil Haynes. Neil has over 30 year experience in guitar building and is the owner of Haynes guitars and guitarandbassbuilds.com

You will be making either a guitar or bass from the classic models below: Stratocaster/ Telecaster/TeleMaster offset /Jazz bass /Precision Bass/1951 or 54 P bass. Each student will be given all the parts to build their chosen musical instrument included in the course fees. The instrument kits will include high quality hardware, in house made necks and bodies, Haynes pick ups, a vintage spec. wiring kit and students are able to choose from a set range of colours.

There will be the opportunity to customise the guitar or bass for an extra charge. This can include our True tone relic service or different routs for pickups and tone-wood choices. If you require a custom waterslide logo then we can arrange to get these made and fit them to your neck. We are always open to discuss other requirements.

Areas covered

  • Fitting the bolt on necks
  • Setting the truss Rod
  • Fretwork (doing a full level and crown, dressing the fret ends and polish)
  • Fitting machine heads
  • Fitting top nut and filing slots to correct height
  • Setting the bridge (includes floating the tremolo)
  • Electronics work to a prepared schematic for your project
  • Wiring the pickups and all the other components
  • Fitting all the hardware
  • Final setup: String action/pick up height/intonation
  • And much more

As all of our bodies and necks are made in house we can offer several custom options within the body shapes offered as well as custom colours and relics. 

Please Contact Us for custom options and more info

We use safe and secure couriers to make sure your item reaches you in the same tip-top condition that it left our workshop. 

We use express delivery, so you'll get your parts as quickly as possible, and conveniently. You'll be able to track the delivery to know when to expect it. 


We try to ship all in-stock items from our workshop same-day on orders placed before 12.00 noon. 

For non-stock and bespoke parts, please note the dispatch times listed on the product pages. 

Delivery rates:

Express delivery is free of charge on all Bodies, Necks and Body blanks for UK orders. 

Rates for international orders vary by order and are calculated at checkout, but the following is a guide to our delivery rates:

UK: Bodies, Necks and Body Blanks: Free

UK: Orders comprising only pickups and other small accessories: £4.50 - £7.95

Europe: Bodies, Necks and Body Blanks: from £10

Europe: Pickups and other small accessories: £6.50 - £9.95

USA/Canada: Bodies, Necks and Body Blanks: from £20

USA/Canada: Pickups and other small accessories: £8.50 - £12.95


We have a 14 day returns policy. If you need to return an item please fill out the contact form on the returns page, here.

Please note that we cannot accept back returns if you change your mind on any bespoke item. However if an item is faulty we will of course address that with you. 

Q. Where are your bodies and necks made?
All of our bodies, necks, pickups and templates are proudly UK made by our team here in our workshop in Oxfordshire.

Q. Do you post abroad and what are the rates?
Yes, we'll calculate shipping rates at checkout for you, and you can quickly see if we ship to your country, here.

Q.Are all guitar and bass bodies and necks made in house?
Yes, all bodies and necks are made in house by experienced luthiers.

Q. Are we in any way affiliated with Fender?
No we aren't at all.

Q. Do you have a custom service available?
Yes please go to the customised Neck or Body Tab in the main menu and enter your specifications. If you have a requirement that isn't listed, please get in touch and we'll happily put together a bespoke quote for you.

Q. What are your order times for Custom Orders?
We currently have a 30-40 working day lead time on non-lacquered items and 45-60 working days on lacquered items but that depends on the finish. These are estimates and we try our best to get them out quicker than that to you.

Q. Do you have a custom spray shop service?
Yes, we certainly do. Please see the information tab in the main menu for examples of work and prices.