'59 Chambered Les Paul build

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  1. rockappalla

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    Very impressive!
     
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    That is beautiful ... Can you tell us what products you used to achieve that colour?
     
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    I used stewmac dyes into clear lacquer, first 2 coats of vintage amber and then I added a touch of medium brown into the same color to darken the edges just a little...no cherry red...

    http://www.stewmac.com/Materials_an...Tints_and_Stains/ColorTone_Liquid_Stains.html

    If you want to build a les paul all you need is 3 stewmac colors:

    vintage amber
    medium brown
    cherry red

    by mixing them you'll achieve every les paul color you can think of:D
     
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    DAAAAAMN!!!!:twisted:

    Right in the middle of the clearcoat the guitar slammed hard on the ground, the hook screw came loose and the guitar landed right on the headstock, the good news is that the guitar is still in one piece and the headstock is fine, the fingerboard is what absorbed the shock and delaminated a bit, glue time again...GRRRRR:lol:

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    Noooooooooooo!
     
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    That's almost exactly what i said...just with a couple hundreds F words before...:lol:
     
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    That sounds like an extremely lucky result! Could have (should have?) been a lot worse.

    I too love a subtle burst. Yours looks excellent.
     
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    The burst is awesome.
     
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    Yes, usually les pauls break right at the headstock...when i picked her up i was certain that the headstock had broken...lt was quite a relief seeing the neck in one piece...
     
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    I love the color. Fantastic!!!
     
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    Yup, my LP did the face plant onto carpet out of a stand and broke the headstock right off. You are very lucky.
     
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    I wonder if no string tension and no additional weight from pickups, bridge, controls etc. is what saved it.
     
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    It hit on the front face of the headstock, being the headstock angled and the guitar standing vertical, when it hit the ground the angle of the headstock helped the guitar flip over and non getting a too hard shock...I think the neck bent a bit like an arch absorbing the shock, in fact the fingerboard delaminated...
    Usually les pauls headstocks snap when they fall to the backside...
     
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    When I see wood grain like that, it's makes me wonder why did they decide to cover it with paint? Total waste of good looking wood. This guitar is going to look 100% better.

    You obviously got a scarf joint that was done right to take a hit like that and keep going. My daughter(when she was 3) knocked my MIJ semi-hollow over and it hit the headstock. It broke the headstock off just above the nut in a jagged mess. Couldn't get it to go back together right and had to replace the neck.

    Sorry, I got this thread mixed up with another thread. This is looking beautiful.
     
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    Wow!!!!! Awesome
     
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    Is that signature (?) on the headstock hand drawn? Or a decal? Or something else?
     
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    It's hand drawn with a gold uni posca and clearcoated! I used the Gibson logo but wanted to be clear that it's my hadbuilt guitar :D I also put the date, serial number #3 and my signature on the back of the headstock...I'll post a pic when i'm done wetsanding and polishing!
     
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    Sanding
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    More sanding 1500 grit
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    Started polishing
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    Best product of the year for me! From 1500 grit sandpaper to gloss shine in an istant!

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