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1959 Les Paul Jr. Build

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

  1. fletch

    fletch Tele-Meister

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    Jun 26, 2007
    Wollongong, NSW , Australia
    Nice job there Scatter ! Both are beauties.. Are you keeping 1 of them for yourself ?
     

  2. Mystyfied

    Mystyfied TDPRI Member

    15
    Mar 6, 2010
    NY State
    they look great! I just got the rest of the parts for my dc jr in. It'll be together in a few weeks....
     

  3. preeb

    preeb Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Age:
    51
    Sep 10, 2008
    Sonoran Desert
    OMG... Dude... this is seriously awesome.
    Got my daughter here who asked me to tell you she loves it!
    I guess talent comes in many ways and you definitely got a lot of it in more than one way...
     

  4. helectrix

    helectrix Tele-Meister

    318
    Dec 14, 2004
    Belgium
    damn these look sexxxy!!! great job scatter!
     

  5. MRJ.

    MRJ. Tele-Meister

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    Feb 24, 2010
    West End, NC
    You build some really nice guitars Scatter!
     

  6. Scatter Lee

    Scatter Lee Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 30, 2008
    follow the buzzards
    yeah one for my wall and one to ship

    :cool:

    that's cool, i have a few more that youtube wont load for music copyrights, just did them for fun and to learn how to use the movie maker

    thanks :cool:

    i try
     

  7. Scatter Lee

    Scatter Lee Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 30, 2008
    follow the buzzards
    the solid honduran mahogay one weighs 7lbs 6oz
    the chambered african mahogany one weighs 7lbs 6oz

    a few pics of the solid mahogany one

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    cool old tuners

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    then it was one of them days, getting ready to pack it up, had to tighten up one screw on the locking bridge stud, very last twist, :eek:

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    dropped the screwdriver :oops::mad:

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    i never done that before :rolleyes:

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  8. preeb

    preeb Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

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    Sep 10, 2008
    Sonoran Desert
    Ouch... hope this is the one that's going to be hanged on your wall... (-;
    Or.. just call it lightly reliced...
     

  9. Scatter Lee

    Scatter Lee Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 30, 2008
    follow the buzzards

    thats the one to ship, but it does go well with the old tuners, i even left a few swirl marks on it
     

  10. preeb

    preeb Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Age:
    51
    Sep 10, 2008
    Sonoran Desert
    Give her the freon crazing and drop the screwdriver again... and again... and again... (-;
     

  11. Scatter Lee

    Scatter Lee Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 30, 2008
    follow the buzzards
    maybe just tell'em a gator bit it
     

  12. treadwm

    treadwm Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

    421
    Sep 13, 2008
    Brunswick, Maine
    Surely it comes with a complimentary gator! The little guys figured in this build too y'know! :D
     

  13. Since its damaged.......I'll take it off your hands.
     

  14. maumari

    maumari Tele-Meister

    444
    Mar 6, 2008
    Rome, Italy
    wow!!!

    you know I like twins...:cool:

    in a few days it'll be my turn, I've got plenty of mahogany to start with... I'll check your thread veeeeery often, thank you!

    ciao
    Mauro
     

  15. giaros

    giaros TDPRI Member

    4
    Dec 28, 2010
    Rome
    Hi, i'm new in this forum. I just tryin' to obtain the same tone that you used on this guitar. I'd like to make a finish like the les paul custom Steve jones signature: a creamy aged white. Could you tell me more about the color that you used. Kind of paint and if possible RAL code? Sorry for bad english (i'm italian).
    Thanx and congratulation for the perfect job!
    Gianluca
     

  16. Scatter Lee

    Scatter Lee Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 30, 2008
    follow the buzzards
    for the "TV Yellow" base I sprayed the Mahogany with White lacquer light enough so the pores did not get paint into them, then pore filled with oil base clear filler (Lawrence McFadden) then a clear coat, for the Yellow I used Krylon can called Bright Idea mixed with White and a drop or two of Red lacquer then mixed a little of that with some clear to get a transparent cream yellow and sprayed that over the base white, worked for me,

    I totally eyeballed the color

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    this looks more like a solid white base with some transparent yellow on top, with a little bit of ware to make some white show thru

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    :cool:
     

  17. giaros

    giaros TDPRI Member

    4
    Dec 28, 2010
    Rome
    I just watched the link to stewmac and i really think that maybe tv yellow is not good for me because the veins seems to be visibile under the color.
    I need a solid color, like an aged white that turn to yellow instead.
    For the tone i think could be ok the mix used by scatter lee anyway.
     

  18. Triffid

    Triffid Former Member

    15
    Sep 19, 2012
    Ibiza
    Enjoyed this post so much I went and built myself a junior. Something I'll never regret doing. My Telecaster doesn't seem to mind. They look pretty good together like Joe Strummer and Mick Jones. Thanks to Scatter Lee from a dreary, dismal, wet, hard and cold London Town. You are a LEGEND!
     

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