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1959 Les Paul Build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by preeb, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Paradoxo

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    Awesome......

    maybe I overread it but - what fretboards are you using this time? the last pics of the board with inlays looks like cocobolo?

    I have a cocobolo blank here at home for next project - and the grain looks very similar - very nice!!

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  2. heinzlorenzo

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    To me it looks very typically like slab cut Brazilian Rosewood.
     
  3. Sterling Sound

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    One of those 3 boards is a Madagascar Rosewood :)
     
  4. preeb

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    The rift one is Brazilian, the other two are RIO.
    I don't use cocobolo at this time.
     
  5. preeb

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    Yes. A rift BRRW
     
  6. preeb

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    Two are RIO (High grade Madagascar RW - very stiff)

    Here's a typical RIO board

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    The one in the front is BRRW the other two are RIO.
    All will get much darker after the board aging process anyway...

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  7. preeb

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    Hi Ryan,

    They lost some of the yellow indeed...

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    I'll UV them for a few hours and get them a nice summer tan (-;
     
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    and manually smooth the lines with this special bit

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    Hi Gil,

    how do you call this bit ?
     
  9. preeb

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    I snatched it from my dad's tools years ago... never seen one for sale.
    Basically it's a file tooth bit which is small enough to shape the tight corners.
     
  10. Ziggy

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    I believe it is called a rotary rasp.
     
  11. bigDschramm

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    Almost done with my first LP(and first electric). I'm shooting the finish. Never done a burst. I was inspired by Gil's burst.

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  12. preeb

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    Nice color. Did you use a scarf joint for the headstock?
    Is that your first solid body build schrammguitars?
    Looking great!

    I'm also about to get into spraying sometimes soon if weather permits.
    I'm leaving for the U.S. next week and need to get things done as much as possible...

    just did a dry fitting on the 3 current burst builds before gluing the fingerboards...
    Note the relatively low neck angle (I like the ABR-1 to sit low like on the originals).

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  13. bigDschramm

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    Hi Gil,
    Yes it is a scarf joint, but not done the traditional way. The neck is attached to the bottom of the head. Here is a build diary of how I did the neck: http://schrammguitars.com/LP_NECK.html The truss rod install is similar to how Juha Ruokangas does his. The head reinforcement idea I got from Rick Turner. Obviously I'm not doing a historical replica. I haven't done enough research for that. My expertise is with classical guitars. I'm new to electrics.

    This is my first electric solid body build. I've learned a lot from it. Can't wait to build more LP's! Hope I get the electronics hooked up right!

    Thanks for sharing your build process! It has been a great help and inspiration. I'm sure you have inspired many others as well.

    Are you coming to California during your trip to the USA?
     
  14. preeb

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    I'll be in California for about 3 weeks (-;
     
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    If you happen to pass through central California (Fresno) let me know. :)
     
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    Email me your #ph
     
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    That top on the bottom guitar looks sooooo sexy! Like it has a carved top along the middle too.... a valley perhaps. It almost looks like a certain body part. My mind is drifting... :lol:
     
  18. preeb

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    You have a good eye B., the one on the bottom has been given a highly pronounced top by deepening the re-curves and rounding the center while the one on the top has the JP type curves.
    I slack-belt-sand them a little different on purpose and sometimes the players have their own requested top styles... so each instrument has it's own personality.
    The one on the top is actually a very accurate JP reproduction with a non book-matched maple top that was selected and flitch matched to look almost identical to JP #1.
     
  19. ksharpe10

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    What is JP mean? Thanks
     
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    I was thinking Jeremiah Pendleton but Jimmy is an OK player as well (-;
     
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