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1959 Les Paul Build

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

  1. gtrmaker

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    Hi Gil,
    What diameter drill do you use and how deep do you drill?
     
  2. slash_fan

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    man this thread is the reason why i registred on this forum :) keep on good working...
     
  3. dietrichluthier

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    +10:lol:
     
  4. Cpt_Gonzo

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    @preeb:
    Dude, the stuff with your Pontiac IS awesome.
    I registered just to tell you this:

    Your old car is currently residing in the german city of "Würselen". I drive through there every two weeks or so.
    It was in a very bad shape when it arrived there, but the owner of the workshop that bought it took care of it and restored it to former glory. KITT glory of course.

    Here comes the fun part: I do remember seeing a documentary on the local news on TV about this. The owner told the reporter about what's wrong with it and he said the following: "The engine is basically fine, there are some problems with the oil consumption, but nothing dramatic".

    ...
     
  5. bigDschramm

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    Question: Ok, don't laugh, this is my first LP build. Are the pots closest to the outer edge of the guitar the bridge volume and tone with the two pots above it for the neck position?

    I'm getting ready to do the electronics. Trying to figure that out. Wish me luck!
     
  6. DrewB

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    Yes, that's correct.
     
  7. bigDschramm

    bigDschramm Tele-Meister

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    Looks great man - thanks for sharing that!
     
  9. Engraver-60

    Engraver-60 Friend of Leo's

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    Schrammguitars - very pretty guitar. I really like the multi-laminated back of the headstock. Nice feature, and I am sure it adds a lot of strength.
     
  10. bigDschramm

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    Thanks guys, it wouldn't have turned out so well if it wasn't for Gil's thread on his build. Gil's info is a great reference.
     
  11. madebydave

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    I'm a big fan Gil. I have been working on one (my first solid) now for about 2 months.

    [​IMG]

    You can see some other guitars here. Please don't laugh too hard.
    http://madebydave.yolasite.com

    This thread is amazing!
     
  12. preeb

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    Hi Guys.
    I see this thread is still alive... well... so am I (-;
    San Juan island is amazing. The Orcas pods (3 of them) are still here with us.
    The following photos were taken during our expedition a couple of days ago...
    I'll be back next week.

    [​IMG]

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  13. Mojotron

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    Hey Gil - you're in my neck of the woods. Yep the Orcas are all over the images of the natives of the Puget Sound area. That's great that you were able to see them like that - they are sometimes tough to find - don't try swimming with them though, I hear they play rough :)
     
  14. Scatter Lee

    Scatter Lee Friend of Leo's

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    oh yeah, thats awesome:cool:
     
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    TDPRI Official Wildlife Photographer Seal of Approval :D
     
  16. madebydave

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    When you talked about doing the rewind on the original pickup what did you mean by weird tension on the wire? Real tight or loose or both from one coil to the other?
     
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    Geez! You and Preeb, always playing with the dangerous wildlife!

    :D
     
  19. preeb

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    I don't remember... I'll have to look it up in the build plan once I'm back in my shop next week and I'll let you know.
     
  20. preeb

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    OMG...This is an amazing piece of info Cpt_Gonzo !!
    Can you please take a shot of the car next time you swing by?
     
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