1959 Les Paul Build

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

  1. aside

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    Lucky I'm typing now as I'm speechless - that deep cherry is stunning!!

    Does anyone know if this would be close to how most bursts left the factory? I was under the impression the brockburst was a bit of a one off with it's deep red, or is it just totally unfaded?

    Gil, again, masterful work!
     
  2. genesiospinola

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    Congrats

    Congrats Gil!!! Amazing 3D color...:cool:

    Cheers!
    Genesio
     
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I'm sure it sounded amazing. The Brockburst is stunning as well.
     
  4. Thanatopsis

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    I came across this thread doing some research because I plan on building my first guitar in the not too distant future. I just had to register to say you guys do some gorgeous work. I just spent quite a while going through the entire thread and have to say that I'm very inspired by what I've seen here. Just beautiful work guys.
     
  5. preeb

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    The last 2 LP's to come out of the old shack.
    That's it... the new shop is almost ready and I already started moving some stuff in so it won't be long before it starts to fully operate. It will be very sad to take the shack apart and throw it away but life must go on )-;

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  6. jonal335

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    It would be nice to have both guitars - were they made as a set for someone? Beautiful work, as always, Gil. I hope you will give us a complete tour of the new shop...
     
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    Same feeling that i felt when leaving my old home for a new bigger one...Happy to stay in a more wide space but sad for leaving my old beloved walls :(

    So i presume mine will be one of the first ones to be made in the new shop Gil!

    Don't forget to create a topic as soon as it's finished ;-)

    Great work as always by the way!
     
  8. Leland105

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    Hey Preeb,
    Took me three days to finish this thread. I love all the attention to detail you put into your work. I am not a great guitar player but I can imagine yours guitar would motivate me. I was wondering if I can ask you a few questions. I don't mean to be nosey. 1) Are you a one man shop? 2) How many guitars a week do you usually build? 3) While building the lp's do you still find time to build the teles and strats? 4) How many lp's have you built now?
    Hope that isn't to many questions or that the questions are rude in anyway. Thanks again for the great thread.
     
  9. preeb

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    LOL... after spending 3 days reading through the entire 100+ page torture this is all you want to know ?!?

    1) Yes
    2) A week?!? it usually takes about 2 months to complete a guitar
    3) Yes... I do them simultanuously... great brain exercise
    4) Not many

    Not rude at all. Nothing wrong with asking. It's wrong not to ask.

    Now... if I may ask, why do you ask? Are you motivated to start building?
     
  10. Mike_LA

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    DAng, after reading the thread and looking at your work I'm scared off . . . :D
     
  11. mlp-mx6

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    I believe that response will make Preeb sad.
     
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    i know after watching this thread I was motivate to build my own. Built a les paul first and am half way done a tele now.

    love both of them *haven't played the tele yet as it is waiting for parts.
     
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    Thanks for answering my questions. I didn't want to seem too personal some people may think personal questions are rude. I do want to build a guitar. I have printed tdowns tele plans but I am gathering tools and material right now. I was just asking those questions because everyone always asks how to build this type questions, but I was just interested in the other side of it, the time management side, so to speak. Thanks again for all your threads. It is so interested watching a guitar built from scratch and I always love your attention to detail.
     
  14. DoronEsh

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    Is this going to be the GilYaron equivalence of the move from Kalamazoo?
    Are we going to discuss in the near future, ad nausea, the diffs between vintage GilYarons that came from Oldshack and how superior they are in quality compared to the new, aka "Nushack era" guitars?

    Stay tuned ... more to follow ... LOL

    And now, if I may use a sober, mature approach: Congrats on the move, and good luck with the new place.

    DE
     
  15. preeb

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    Same employee though...
     
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    I heard that the old employee is going to be making his own Gil Yaron's with his own name, He's already absconded with the tooling and wood supply.
     
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    Just NOS, now. ;)
     
  18. preeb

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    Heh... well... actually things are not going to change much except for more space between my head and the ceiling, stronger AC and better dust collection. Still only a few instruments per year and slow build schedule. For me, it must remain as is to keep the enjoyment... as they say: "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".
    But it's mostly the AC. It got as high as 100° F in the summer inside the shack and I made the final decision to pull the plug during the agony I experienced last summer (-;
     
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    Gil, after reading through this and your other threads all I have to say is thanks for inspiring me to do better with my own builds.
     
  20. preeb

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    You're welcome. This is music to my ears (-;
     
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