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1959 Les Paul Build

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

  1. slash_fan

    slash_fan TDPRI Member

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    Mr.Preeb is it possibile to download your plans anywhere?are they online?
    Once again thanks for that thread one of the best...
     
  2. preeb

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    Thanks slash_fan (are you really 82?)
    No. Unfortunately I do not share most blueprints.
    What are you looking for?
     
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    So whats up next on the "build while we drool" list, Gil?

    I'm sure you have a mountain of work to catch up on, but always looking forward to the next Preeb build....
     
  4. preeb

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    No groundbreaking news here... same as always, Blackguards, Strats, Bursts...etc...
    You've seen it all already.
    I can post more photos of current builds just for fun if you like.
     
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    no complaints here ;):D
     
  6. Cpt_Gonzo

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    I don't even know if it's still there since I haven't seen it for a long time. Drove by there last friday as I was picking up my Bulldog kit from the customs and no sign of it. Good chance of it standing in the private garage of the owner or so. Might aswell be sold again.

    What I found though are those photos:
    Click for the scarce Photostory of a german radiostation :-/

    Edit:
    Found their homepage. Look at that smokin' promo chick!
    Click!
     
  7. preeb

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    Thanks for that update.
    Hard to tell... it's probably my car as I assume not too many of those were made and sold as the "real deal"... I do recognize the tan interior and the car is definitely the same model. I wonder if it will be possible to get the serial number and compare it against the DMV database in California... (-;
     
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    by all means please do!:D
     
  9. preeb

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    OK... (-;

    I don't think I ever posted the GilYaron "G" style logo and many ask me about this so here it is...
    I used the old style lettering scheme and tried to keep it as close to the original as possible for those who want to have it and still have a close resemblance to the "G" logo (-;

    Here's the MOP alone

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    and embedded in a tight cut test board (it will have the larger rectangular cut in the Holly like the old ones on the actual builds of course)

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    This was cut with a 0.6mm cutter bit to get it historically accurate
    (The newer modern logos use a 1mm cutter that changes the famous layout a bit...)
     
  10. MRJ.

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    Very nice! I was wondering what you would go with.
     
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    Will you still use the "open book" headstock, Gil?
     
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    Nice logo Gil, did you cut that yourself ?
     
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    Seriously cool.
     
  14. preeb

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    No. As I posted before... I try to stay away from MOP cutting. It takes forever and the dust is highly poisonous. Mask only partially helps since the micro dust particles get in the cloths and skin and eventually finds it's way into someones lungs...
    Today I outsource this job to a CNC specialist but the design pattern is a little bit fuzzy to keep the original manual "pentagraph look".
    Actually, I made a high resolution scan of an original logo to capture the small imperfections. If you'll watch the photos closely you'll notice the lines are not "perfect" as on most modern logos done with a CNC...
     
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    Just amazing work as usual. Standard is really up there.

    I'd be really keen to see a nice detailed documentation of a one piece neck :D
     
  16. preeb

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    I posted that a few times in the past.
    See the 50's P Bass, Tele and Strat build threads.
    If you have any further questions... I'd be glad to help.
     
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    Don't know how I missed that! Checked a while back and didn't spot it - Was covered in the '56 tele thread :)
     
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    Susan's a big 335 fan... :cool:

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    Is that the famous Susan Boyle ?!?
     
  20. preeb

    preeb Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

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    In guitar building, there's always a need to improve certain processes.
    Sometimes the improvement requires more work and valuable time than the trouble caused by not implementing it... so some things kind of stay the same on an indefinite "temporary" status (-;
    The problem I had this time was the air bubbles that got trapped in the M-69 rings molds resulting with about 33% of the rings to be thrown to the trash. I did some thinking and got to the conclusion that all the bubbles were very small and therefore didn't have enough elevation force to push them around corners.
    The solution I wanted was vibration. I did a small test with a palm sander and it worked perfectly! Now I only had to find a more subtle vibrating object...
    so... I ordered this. It was the cheapest and smallest I could find (my wife received it and accepted my explanation...LOL), gave it a little surgery with a sharp exacto knife(YIKES!!!) and pulled the vibration mechanism out

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    No more bubbles and size doesn't really matter. At least in that case it doesn't (-;

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