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Advantages of DIY guitars

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Today, you can make yourself an electric guitar of your own choice using do-it-yourself guitar kits. Gone are the days when you buy a certain guitar simply because you have no choice. You do no longer have to bear with the mistakes of guitar manufacturers as you can now make your guitars using custom made do-it-yourself guitar kits.

DIY guitar benefits

The donkey work is done for you

You will just be joining parts together using screws, nuts, and bolts as compared to having to drill holes or making other major adjustments. The most difficult parts of the job have been done for you. All you have to do now is to put the pieces together to come up with the guitar that you have always dreamt of.

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You can make a tailor-made guitar

Do-it-yourself guitar kits help you make an electric guitar that is entirely yours. You put together the parts in a way that defines what you want in your DIY guitar. You specify the color of the finish, for example, because of color matters to some people. You can even repaint the finish a new after every few months, just to make it appear the way you want it to.

DIY guitars are flexible

As you assemble your guitar kit, you may find it necessary to make a few changes here and there. For instance, if you are using an SG guitar kit, you can use some parts of the LP or TE guitar kits where necessary. With some parts, you can also get your designs from your favorite music shop and make the guitar more customized.

DIY guitars are cheaper

Whenever you buy a ready-made guitar, you pay for everything- what you like about the guitar and what you donโ€™t like. For instance, the guitar may have a very expensive finish that you do not like, but you have to pay for. With DIY guitars, you specify the type of finish that you want. The kits are also cheap as compared to ready-made guitars, and assembling them together to make a complete guitar is a sweet piece of cake. Indeed, buying DIY guitar kits is a win-win situation as compared to buying ready-made guitars.

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DIY guitars tend to be of high quality

A guitar that you have made with your own hands may not have the basic mistakes that we see with ready-made guitars. It is normal for a ready-made guitar to have a few hitches here and there. This is because these guitars are made by many people who are in a hurry to meet a certain daily target or whose working conditions do not allow any flexibility.

They are also made for anybody. Thus there is no need to be meticulous with fine details. However, when it comes to a DIY guitar, you do much of the work, so you are likely to do a great job. You will avoid several mistakes and make a top-notch guitar that suits your playing needs.…

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Welcome to Sewa Lanka

When Sewa Lanka was formed in 1992, its founders had a clear vision of the target group to be served – the socio-economically marginalised communities in the remote dry zone districts mainly in conflict affected areas. These communities are faced with a multitude of problems: the escalated ethnic conflict, serious drought conditions that affected agriculture, their primary economic activity, as well as geographical remoteness that marginalised them socially as well as economically. Not many NGOs were willing to address the long-term challenge of serving this target group under extremely difficult conditions. Today, Sewa Lanka is the only national NGO working in the Government controlled areas as well as the LTTE controlled areas. It is thought by many, that Sewa Lanka is managerially most professional and prominent national institution in the fields of Social Mobilization, Institutional capacity building, Participatory Project Management and Micro-enterprise development in Agriculture, Fisheries and Livestock sectors.

Since founding, Sewa Lanka has grown both in monetary outlay on programme activities and in the target group outreach capacity. During this growth, it has continuously upgraded the quality of its services by:

Continuous improvements in the target group need assessment process involving participatory practices like PNA and Rapid appraisals methodologies.
Application of participatory and objective oriented approach (Logical framework) for project identification, formulation, planning, budgeting and implementation.
Continuous improvement in the Monitoring & Evaluation system to provide regular feed back on the progress of project implementation enabling realistic assessment of project impact in the medium to long term.
Shift from a cadre of traditional development managers to professionally specialized teams focusing on targets, quality of outputs and sustainability.
Continuous upgrading of conceptual and managerial skills of staff.
Micro-enterprise development with focus on competency building.
Social Mobilization
Development & Participation
Participatory Development Model In Conflict Resolution
Agricultural & Fisheries Development
Micro-finance & Micro-enterprise Development
International Cooperation
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Current Programmes & Projects

Relief Programme
Rehabilitation Programme
Sustainable Development Programme
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EMERGENCY RELIEF PROGRAMME is implemented in the northern districts of Vavuniya and Mannar where there is constant evacuation and displacement of families and communities due to the frequent eruption of fighting between the government troops and the LTTE. The people so displaced are without basic living needs and undergo severe physical and psychological stress. The frequency and the speed of displacement are so high and unanticipated that it becomes necessary to make rapid assessment of the needs of the affected populations and provide the most essential relief supplies.During this year Sewa Lanka has provided food, shelter and agricultural inputs valued at Rs. 79 Million to 66, 233 internally displaced families in both Government and LTTE controlled areas.

REHABILITATION PROGRAMME comes in to operation when the situations turn relatively normal and displaced communities begin to resettle. The periods of displacement range some times up to ten years, and by that time their productive assets such as agricultural and fishing implements, economic infrastructure such as irrigation tanks, canals agro-wells, markets, roads etc., social infrastructure such as community centers, schools, health centers and extension services are lost, dilapidated or become dysfunctional. They also lack savings to commence agricultural or other income generating activities. Therefore, in order to begin a new life these things have to be put back in to order through rehabilitation programmes. This year Sewa Lanka assisted 6292 families in Mannar, Vavuniya, Puttlam, Trincomalee and Anuradhapura to restart their lives as resettlers. Total of Rs. 45.18 Million was spend on economic and social infrastructure development, agricultural inputs, Revolving Loan Funds (RLF) and on community mobilization, skill training and in accessing extension services.

DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME is implemented in conflict as well in non-conflict areas. In conflict affected areas resettled communities are benefited and in other areas the poor are targeted. In both situations the objective is to internalize the development process to the target communities so that there is less dependency and they become capable of planning their long-term development activities. Therefore, the main thrust of the development programme is in social mobilization, institutional capacity building and skill development. This year Sewa Lanka has assisted nearly 7954 families through Credit, Agricultural and Fisheries Development, Income Generation, Environmental development and Water & Sanitation activities. Approximately Rs.19.8 Million was spent on the Development programme during the year.…

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