Combine Newsletter - April 2024

March's Guitar of the Month Winner!

Guitar of the Month Winner March 2024

We’re pleased to announce that Jake A. is the latest winner of our Guitar of the Month contest! His natural-finish guitar is built using Combine's 8-String Multiscale DIY Guitar Kit with slanted pickups. Here is his story:

"My son has wanted an 8 string guitar for a while, so for his birthday I built him this. I wanted it to be personalized to him so I asked a friend to laser engrave his middle name in Japanese characters into the guitar. My son wanted a natural look to the guitar, so I started with many coats of Tung oil and once it was dry I added 5 coats of Tru oil to give it a little sheen. I leveled the fret board and finished the wood with just Tung oil. I changed the volume pot and selector switch and added a push/pull pot for the tone knob to split the humbuckers. I shielded the electronics cavity so that it would minimize the buzz when the coils were split. I was surprised how much the figure in the maple came out with just the Tung oil. I was going to dye it darker and sand back to bring the figure out, but ended up just applying the oil. The very coolest thing about this guitar is that my son used it at a concert with his band. He called me out, letting the audience know that I had built the guitar. It was a proud papa moment!!" - Jake A.

Jake's win has earned him up to 50% off the base price of his next DIY Guitar Kit, and his build has been shared on our website and social media!

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Guitar of the Month Winner March 2024

Combine DIY Kit Sale


Our luthiers having been working hard year-round to build guitars and DIY kits for the Combine community, and are taking a much-deserved vacation!

Our shop will be closed from April 19th to May 2nd.

Orders placed after April 18th will be shipped on May 3rd.

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April's Guitar of the Month Contest

We know you're all busy working away on your builds, and we expect some of you will complete them in time to enter April's Guitar of the Month contest! The winner will receive up to 50% off the base price of their next DIY Guitar Kit, and their build will be shared on our website and social media.

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