1958-59 flying v first build

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  1. Model T

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    Cherry red with white p/g looks good.
     
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    Simply amazing work and attention to detail!

    I'd go for the white one!

    Binding next??
     
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    I think so too. With gold hardware it will look sharp, I may make it slightly faded a little more red.
     
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    Thanks, I want to do a custom shop gibson kind. I have the standard v which is a standard les Paul and V mixed but I like the custom like this maybe.

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    Grace Potter plays an absolute beauty!.....mind she has a signature one too. Gratuitous Grace pic
     

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    I have never seen the one that isn't her signature one, still not sure why she has a signature gibson but whatever. I will google pictures of her, thanks.
     
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    absolutely crazy parts is good and they send a small pack of mini gummy bears from haribo the original gummy bear company not a bad deal. I have a raised logo that I got from them that I was going to use originally on this but I am going to put it on a refinished 1984 Flying V that I am in the process of finishing. Some of the parts seem a bit expensive but accurate so I would totally use them. Thanks for letting everyone know they are a good resource.
     
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    Ios8 will still not upload multiple pictures yet so all my pictures will be on separate posts for a bit.

    I managed to sand the center seam too close so the body pattern won't align properly and the best I can do ad a small bit at the tip. With the guitar being red you won't see it I feel if I were to shorten the ends it would look too stumpy. Here is how much is needed.

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    Here is the piece I tried to match the grain direction as best as I could.

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    I never completed my logo either it ended up being too large to fit where I wanted it.

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    Here is my original drawing to size. Again it is based on the font from patent for the Flying V.
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    Here you can see it is only slightly too long but just enough to not fit.

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    I wanted the logo to be as the gibson logo is with a beveled edge to it but that requires making two cuts and takes a lot of time and effort to make more than one I will see how flat stock looks it will be raised but not beveled and easier to make more than one. We will see I'm still not sure about that direction.

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    I attached the template.

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    Very close to the edge on this side.
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    And this side too.

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    Here is one of my favorite korina V players Dave Davies from the Kinks what a great band.

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    Also Albert King tearing it up!

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    I was messing with my iPhone and took a picture of the first V and the 1956 strat that I just finished in black and white nior setting.

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