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    1959 Les Paul Build

    Dear Gil, there are a few questions, that i don't understand on some real burst. Maybe you know the answer. Look at this pickup-cavity on the Peter Green /Gary Moore /Kirk Hammet Burst. The upper side of the routed cavity shows the signs of red paint. The same reddish paint on the burst of...
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    guitarsandwoods.com in Portugal?

    I ordered a fret crowning file, a staightedge and som small tools from Carlos. Very nice person, i'm satisfied with their products. Best prices in Europe, very resonable.
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    1959 Les Paul Build

    Yeah, that's what i plan. Just finished my first left handed les paul. Maybe a late question, but Gil: the electric cavity of the original ones are like the mirror to the original 1959? Did they made left handed cavity cover plates? Anyway, the left handed pots, knobs and wiring are making...
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    1959 Les Paul Build

    The Bone looks a hears like a great guitar overall: love to luthierism pure. For my taste, the sound is more gretch, i hear parallel wiring ... am i right? Gil, You mentioned earlier, that you didn't use artifical UV aging anymore... but natural aged nitro. For me in europe, natural aging a...
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    1959 Les Paul Build

    Thank you Gil, again and again... Your Airgap is a great idea. Very impressive sounding pickup, especially in clean settings.
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    1959 Les Paul Build

    To make the tests easier, i want to build a pickup test LP :-) Very cool
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    1959 Les Paul Build

    I ordered some new alnico 5 magnets for winding pickups. They came magnetized to 32-35 Gauss. All of my PAF examples have 25-28 Gauss, a little weaker. I want to lower the Gauss rate some of the new alnico's from 22 to 30, to make a sound tests, how the Gauss rate effects the general...
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    1959 Les Paul Build

    Dear Gil, How do you degauss the magnet of a humbucker? I'm a newbie in pickup-making... Kind regards, Arpad
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    1959 Les Paul Build

    Dear Gil, I've a new les paul build, and i've a question of the growth rings of the maple. After so many builds, do you ever noticed a tonal difference, between a quartersawn maple top, or a flatsawn top? Is there a tonal difference, how the growth rings follow the carving of the top? I...
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    1959 Les Paul Build

    Looks like my hungarian vizsla, or maybe an ridgeback. Will be a great hunting dog!
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    1959 Les Paul Build

    What a great color, i like that very much. Gil, can you make a photo next time, how much blue do you add to the clear laquer, to break the brightness of the yellow? My lemon drop is just finished, but it's a little "orangy" or "honey-like" instead of your lemon drop.
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    1959 Les Paul Build

    Gil, this lemon drop is beatiful. I'm still on the search for the right dye. Just an info for anyone, who uses the LMI anilyne yellow: it tends to fade extremly. After 1-2 hours in direct sunlight, my lemon is mostly water clear :-) Before: After 2 hours in sunlight:
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    1959 Les Paul Build

    Anyway. Gil, your shop is definietly growing, the tools are much powerful and efficient. I'm in love with luthiery, but do you ever thinked investing to a CNC? My part-time room is only 2×3 m, but i thinking about investing in a Carvewright. It's pretty small, compact, and seems to affordabe...
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    1959 Les Paul Build

    Dear Gil and Everyone Since i have never had a chance to hold a real burst from 59 in my hand, i need some help to my current build. My question is the profile of the binding. The top of the binding could follow the top curve (A) or paralell with the mahogany bottom (B). For me, (A) looks...
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    1959 Les Paul Build

    It's was the right solution. I tried it, and this time my freatboard ist straight as an arrow. Thank You Gil!
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    1959 Les Paul Build

    Dear Gil an Everyone, I noticed a slight backbow all on my replica-necks. I juft can't find an exact answer, why it happens. Before gluing the fretboard, the neck is perfect flat and straight. The fretboard too. I mostly use hot hide glue, and i tought it's the heat, that bows the...
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    1959 Les Paul Build

    I use a special wash-coat from a italy (Milesi). I content mostly schellac mixed spirits, acetone and a little nitro (with some special chemicals, and retarder i think). It has a great amberish color, and flows just like water, very easy to spray. It's a really excelent wash coat (+sealer)...
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    1959 Les Paul Build

    Funny, but yesterday i found a guitar in my garderobe, a blue music-man copy. I just can't remember, where i this guitar got from... I don't even remember, that i ever got a blue guitar. Maybe the nitro starts to cure in my brain :-) Or it's just a time-maschine gag :-) But let we...
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    1959 Les Paul Build

    Sorry for the offf-topic to all LP-Builders... My favourite danish band, called D.A.D uses 2 sting bass :-) buSOg9Lm_0g
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    1959 Les Paul Build

    No, but my signature guitar will have only one string :-)
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    1959 Les Paul Build

    Never mind :-) Nobody has a tuner-drilling template like this :-) (Actually, is it not for sale...)
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    1959 Les Paul Build

    I was drilling a tuner hole on a guitar peghead, with a normal hand drill. Just before drilling trough, the clamp has loosen, the guitar moved to right. I put my hand in hurry to the backside, to get a grip. In this moment the drill was trough, and my middle finger was direct under it :-)...
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    1959 Les Paul Build

    It's all the inspiration of this thread. Neck angle is 4°, pretty low. For most of my friends too low. But after i drilled my middle finger with a 4mm brad point bit trough, it is very painfull to play any guitar for me with normal action :-( On the E1 side the thumbwheel is sitting on...
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    1959 Les Paul Build

    All i can see on the 80% cherry SB picture is the wood depot behind the burst :-) Well, that's a pretty big collection of the best woods... Anyway, just want to thank Gil for his thread, that helped me to make my personal Burst replica.
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    1959 Les Paul Build

    After 40% hearing loss the best thing for your health: wood and pearl dust, am i right? :-) By the way, how do you prevent your health from wood dust? Do you wear some mask during the work, or some powered airfilter?




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