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Goldtop LP

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Muzikp, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

    Fantastic work,it is nice seeing people building their dream guitars...
     

  2. thecableguy

    thecableguy Friend of Leo's


  3. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Hey Brian,

    I think I can safely speak for most folks here in that we'd love to see your thread here. Our knowledge base is very deep here and goes well beyond Teles as evidenced by this thread. Although, we do hold Teles in a very special place. :)

    Rob
     

  4. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Mar 30, 2011
    Oklamerica
    That's outstanding, James! You, sir, just made something very special.
     

  5. thecableguy

    thecableguy Friend of Leo's

    Thanks Rob, I'll post it up.
     

  6. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    58
    Feb 23, 2010
    East Tennessee
    Yah! :D
     

  7. Muzikp

    Muzikp Friend of Leo's

    Nov 5, 2010
    Sacramento
    Hmmm!!! more african mahogany blanks

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    Think I'll see what a 7-8 pound LP would sound like.
     

  8. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Hey James,

    Are these going to be GTs or have you secretly been perfecting your burst spraying technique?

    Rob
     

  9. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Wood Hoarder Extraordinaire Ad Free + Supporter

    Oct 24, 2009
    Long Island NY

  10. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    58
    Feb 23, 2010
    East Tennessee
    And..................the madness continues :lol:
     

  11. Mojotron

    Mojotron Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 21, 2008
    Seattle
    Oh ya!! This just keeps getting better! :):):)
     

  12. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Hey Dave,

    Why do I get the mental image of Chief Inspector Dreyfus all twitchy when you say that? I need to watch some PP. :)

    Rob
     
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  13. talldoug3

    talldoug3 NEW MEMBER!

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    Mar 1, 2013
    Ottawa
    As a fellow father of 3, I am amazed that you were up to such a task. Beautiful reward for your efforts, though. I can barely find 5 minutes to change the tuners on my Epiphone.
     

  14. riledup

    riledup TDPRI Member

    23
    Jan 17, 2013
    Sacramento
    The wonders of editing...all my mistakes on video just disappeared! :D
     

  15. Muzikp

    Muzikp Friend of Leo's

    Nov 5, 2010
    Sacramento
    Starting with the neck on the next LP...don't know why, I just am.

    Fretboard side of blank

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    Back side of neck

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    I use adhesive and put a shim on the nut end of the neck. The shim raises the nut end so I get the sloped truss rod channel like the 50's LP's.

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    Line it up on my router table

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    And one pass and I'm done

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    Get the side and top profile drawn on

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    Cut it out and sand it smooth

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    And that was about all I had time for today.
     

  16. thecableguy

    thecableguy Friend of Leo's

    Another one, cool!

    What method did you use to sand the headstock? Template and robosander?
     

  17. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Wood Hoarder Extraordinaire Ad Free + Supporter

    Oct 24, 2009
    Long Island NY
    Nice James , I start my Snakehead builds with the neck , sometimes it just seems the way to go
     

  18. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Hey James,

    56 GT w/ F90s?

    Rob
     

  19. Muzikp

    Muzikp Friend of Leo's

    Nov 5, 2010
    Sacramento
    Maybe, actually my original plan was to build two at once. One was going to be a 56 GT w/F90's and the other one was to be real light and everything else; hardware, pups, wiring etc the same as the last one. I want to see if the weight has anything to do with the amazing tone I'm getting out of the first one.

    Problem is one of the mahogany blanks had a big crack/void inside it. There was no evidence on the outside that there was going to be issues. I glued it up and roughed it out on the bandsaw only to find a big gap/crack inside. So with only one body blank left I'll have to decide on a F90 version or the light version of #1. Alternatively I could get off my lazy @#*! and go get some more mahogany and continue with the original plan.

    I think now I know why I started with the neck :D.
     

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