MnG TasteLabs Episode 1: Harley Benton DIY Guitar and Bass Kits

What better way to kick off a new video series than to get your hands dirty with a fun DIY project and enter Thomann's #DIYKitChallenge22 with it?

By Chris RoditisMusicngear Lead Editor

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Building a Custom "Gold Chain" ST Guitar and P Bass for #DIYKitChallenge22

We are super excited to announce the 1st Episode of our new MUSICnGEAR TasteLabs series! This month, MUSICnGEAR participated in Thomann's #DIYKitChallenge22 and we built not one but two custom Harley Benton DIY kits - a Harley Benton Electric Guitar Kit ST-Style and a Harley Benton Bass Guitar Kit P-Style and tried them both out with MOBVIBE 

This was a really fun project and a very creative (and inexpensive!) way for everyone to build their musical instrument of choice and make it truly stand out! 

Walk with us through the customization and assembly of the two custom Harley Benton DIY kits in the video below:


Which Harley Benton DIY kit is GOOD FOR ME?


Our participation video for #DIYKitChallenge22

Wanna get creative? Grab a screwdriver and enter the challenge too!

  • 1st place: €500 Thomann Voucher
  • 2nd place: €350 Thomann Voucher
  • 3rd place: €200 Thomann Voucher

Take part in #DIYKitChallenge22

About Chris Roditis

Chris Roditis has been an active musician since 1995 in various bands and projects across a variety of genres ranging from acoustic, electronic to nu metal, british rock and trip hop. He has extensive experience as a mixing engineer and producer and has built recording studios for most of the projects he has been involved with. His passion for music steered his entrepreneurial skills into founding MusicNGear in 2012.

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