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1959 Les Paul Jr. Build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Scatter Lee, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. Scatter Lee

    Scatter Lee Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 30, 2008
    follow the buzzards
    lemon oil on a yellow guitar :cool:
     

  2. Scatter Lee

    Scatter Lee Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 30, 2008
    follow the buzzards
    while the last jr is drying thru it's final coats of lacquer i pulled this V out of moth balls and stained it , going to try to make the flame pop a little on the neck and body

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  3. Scatter Lee

    Scatter Lee Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 30, 2008
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    i would usually spray a nice smooth top coat and be done but with this one i decided to block sand and hand polish, it took about all day but it's coming out nice, i should be done with this one in a few days, just need to put it together and get it ready to ship

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  4. Scatter Lee

    Scatter Lee Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 30, 2008
    follow the buzzards
    hand polished, check out that shine

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  5. Mystyfied

    Mystyfied TDPRI Member

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    Mar 6, 2010
    NY State
    looks great Scatter. Yeah, a hand rubbed finish is a lot of work...but worth it. Here is one of my hand rubbed finishes. Excuse the wake and wear hair....

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    and more, though the pics aren't as impressive....
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    these last 3 have only 5 to 6 coats of laquer each. Nice thin shiny coats, just not the depth like I got on the black body with many coats.

    This is an explorer I refinished
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    so...yup hand rubbed finishes are worth the effort...
     

  6. rcole_sooner

    rcole_sooner Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 12, 2010
    Norman, OK
    Hand rubbed finishes seem to attract 'gators. Do you feed that little guy? Looks like he's waitin' for a snack. Probably a bad idea to start feedin' 'em though.
     

  7. Ironwolf

    Ironwolf Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Age:
    61
    Mar 11, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    Scatter Lee, I have a couple of quick questions for you. First, how deep do you route the pocket for a P90 pickup and second what value pots do you use with P90s?
     

  8. Scatter Lee

    Scatter Lee Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 30, 2008
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    with the p90's i use which are from budz i can get away with 1/4" for the main part and 3/4" for the deeper part, i use 1/2" and 3/4" just to make sure, i dont know how close the pickups are to original gibson p90's, not sure what the original depths are
    i use 500 volume and 250 tone with a .022 cap
     

  9. Scatter Lee

    Scatter Lee Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 30, 2008
    follow the buzzards
    it eats my bobbers now and then:lol:







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  10. Scatter Lee

    Scatter Lee Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 30, 2008
    follow the buzzards
    love the explorer, one of those is on my build list:cool:












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  11. kwerk

    kwerk Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 22, 2010
    New Zealand
    If you had dropped it, would you have gone in after it? ;)
     

  12. Ironwolf

    Ironwolf Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Age:
    61
    Mar 11, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    Danke Schön.
     

  13. Scatter Lee

    Scatter Lee Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 30, 2008
    follow the buzzards
    that's for the dogear cover anyway, soapbar might be different
     

  14. Reverend D

    Reverend D Tele-Meister

    483
    Jul 13, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    Great looking build, thanks for sharing it with us! Oh, on that drill/hair thing, believe it or not thats not the first time I've seen that. When I worked in a metal shop, my buddy was drilling something, he's a skinny biker dude with this huge zig-zag man beard. Yup, sucked his beard right into the vents of the drill. Once I gained control of myself and got off the floor laughing, he was screaming for me to cut it out before the boss saw it. I pulled out the buck knife and cut it out without taking any face off. I don't reckon it hasn't happened to lots of people. Far better than the hair caught in a running driveline under a car, but we won't go there, to gory... Great job though, those look fantastic.

    Regards,

    Rev. D.
     

  15. Scatter Lee

    Scatter Lee Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 30, 2008
    follow the buzzards

    yeah my hair is now always under my hat
     

  16. Scatter Lee

    Scatter Lee Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 30, 2008
    follow the buzzards
    wrappin up this last one, got some truss cover screws in today and finished up a truss cover, made it from bakelite

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    getting ready to string it up but thought i better oil up the fretboard, what a difference :cool:

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    should have it playable tomorrow


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  17. Scatter Lee

    Scatter Lee Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 30, 2008
    follow the buzzards
    oh hell yeah :twisted: like tarzan
     

  18. Zatar

    Zatar Tele-Meister

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    Apr 27, 2009
    Hamme - Belgium
    Hey scatter where exactly do you sell guitars (if you do of course)? I kind of mean, how do 'customers' contact you. Your site seems a bit rarely updated etc. But still got the time to work on so many projects, it can no longer be a fulltime hobby? Your house should be gigantic to hold those guitars xD
     

  19. Scatter Lee

    Scatter Lee Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 30, 2008
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    yeah i'm not the greatest webmaster in the world but the contact page works, and my little shack is getting filled up with guitars, building guitars is a fun way to fill the time between real jobs really, build or watch tv, well i guess i build while watching tv, keeps me off the streets:twisted::cool:
     

  20. oigun

    oigun Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 29, 2009
    Haarlem, Holland.
    Man, you are a real Rembrand :D
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