1959 Les Paul Build

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

  1. Thedirtygirls

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    Bugger me, from what I've heard Gil is to guitar making as Rembrandt was to painting.....
     
  2. sycomore

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    Amazing job ! Its a long time ago that i follow this thread but i don't send message, my english is so bad but i have a request regarding this picture.

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    You say "Yellow and some blue first" :
    First, you spray A & B with yellow
    Area B : you mix yellow (98%) and blue (2%) together and you spray it above the fresh yellow and you get this very nice light brown ? When i do that with my paint tubes, the final result is something like a ugly green...

    Thank you in advance for your reply and CLAP CLAP CLAP !
     
  3. jcw

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    ....that would be me. Three days in and I've only gotten this far (molding pickup rings).
     
  4. preeb

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    Depending on the blue powder used... They come in different shades and I recommend adding some light brown to your blue to get it less greenish. The spraying should be very misty with an airbrush kind of gun sutup.
    Experiment on scrap first!
     
  5. deytookerjaabs

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    I mean, I'm one to really scoff at the idea that the guitar makes the player in any manner. So many intricate and subtle things one can do to make any guitar sound great, I've had guys glance in the window when I'm in CME and shake their head when I try out a squier affinity, but bla bla bla..

    That said, this is just all kinds of wrong. From the pickup covers, to the binding, to the finish/hardware and surrounding pockets of air. It's too...perfect. This is a guitar that a fella can wank on till he falls asleep yet, when he wakes up, this is a guitar that you can just stare at and almost meditate on how beautiful it is. You go to put in the case to head out to the session and as you put it in..just sort of stop for a minute and take it all in. Like a great painting, you look at it one day and the next day notice something different. A guitar with such detail would screw up my practice time if it were in my hole in the wall!

    I've had a few good Les Pauls come and go and a heritage H150, (all gotten for peanuts on the dollar!) as well as studied then taught in a vintage shop, seen/played some nice stuff and it's crazy how this guitar is all of those things...and a little more. It's like when you go the extra mile to make a great recipe at home but it still is better at the damn restaurant! These builds make all the "relic" stuff out there look even more phony now than they did before.

    Like I stated, as a player I can't emphasize "don't focus on the instrument" enough but as a lover and creator of art: Gil's work wreaks of long term obsession, which is the foundation from which people do great things. I'm sold (not in the financial sense, lol, maybe one day).
     
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    The great Mr. Yaron! Glad to see you haven't disappeared from the Depot. When will you grace us with another 'put us in our place, but still inspire us' build?
     
  7. jcw

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    ...and now, one month later, I have finally finished reading this thread. What an incredible journey. Thank you so much, preeb!
     
  8. preeb

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    My pleasure jcw. Thanks for taking the time to go through all of it (-;
     
  9. Moldy Oldy

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    Hi Gil, I'd like to add my "thank you" to the pile. I'm not sure how many hours I've invested studying this master class (a lot!), but every minute has been a joy. And FYI, I just glued the neck onto my own Lester build last night. This is my fourth guitar and I wouldn't have had the confidence to take it on without this thread as a reference.
     
  10. homenote

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    Nice of you to say and given the location, where you worked, (Chicago?) that's saying a lot! I couldn't agree more but I'm bias.

    Here is a little demo of this guitar before it really broke in. (IMHO, It's even better now)



    Gil will go down in History as a Stradivarius, level guitar luthier! (This geetar also turns into a Vintage Cello, when plugged into the mic channel of my Tweed Deluxe!) :D
     
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  11. rocksolid

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    Happy birthday Gil. I hope you have a nice & relaxed day with your family.

    Best,
    Steve H
     
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    Happy birthday Gil! Have great day with your loved ones.
     
  13. preeb

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    Thank you so much guys!
    Big 50... This is not happening (-;
     
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    Happy Birthday and happy landing Gil!!
     
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    Thanks Redd. Feeling very landed
     
  16. Scooby Snax

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    Gill,
    Happy Birthday!
     
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    Happy Birthday Gil! (Sent you a PM.) I hope you are all settled in your new place and the family is well.
     
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    Happy birthday Gil. All the best to you and yours.

    Jim
     
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    Happy B'day! Hope you have a great one!
     
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    Happy birthday!
     
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