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Itch for a new build.... ES Les Paul-ish Semi-Hollow

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by rscalzi, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. LeicaBoss

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    It's gorgeous! Just consider ditching the f-holes! I have an ES LP without them and it's the finest Les Paul I've played.
     

  2. rscalzi

    rscalzi Tele-Holic

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    Nice to hear from you Rick...... jump in, the waters warm :)

    No pipe bending for me, I'll be using my carpet iron again :)
     

  3. rscalzi

    rscalzi Tele-Holic

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    Interesting thought, but if I do that then I'll have to put an access panel on the back. Not that that is a bad thing, just wasn't in the "plan" :)
     
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  4. rscalzi

    rscalzi Tele-Holic

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    Doing some bending .....
    Top half was a piece of cake, bottom half is a little more difficult but I'll get there....

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  5. Grant Austin

    Grant Austin Tele-Meister

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    You could fish everything through the pickup routes, right?

    That sounds like fun...
     

  6. Billnchristy

    Billnchristy Tele-Holic

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    If you need any detailed pics let me know, we’ve got one from the cme deals last year.
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  7. rscalzi

    rscalzi Tele-Holic

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    Had not thought of that, but you are right. But, I kind of want the f holes to differentiate from the other LP I made.
     

  8. rscalzi

    rscalzi Tele-Holic

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    Slow going here, but moving along.....

    You can never have enough clamps :)

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    Neck, fret board and center support wood....

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    Starting to take shape..... had a few gluing problem spots but nothing I can't fix/workaround

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    Next up I will "level" the bottom of the sides so I can work on putting in the center support blocks followed by leveling the top ( and bottom again if it
    needs it to get to the final height for the sides. Need to make some kerfing as well.
     

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