'59 LP Build by Vaschenko Drool Cups Required

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  1. Doc3

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    Vaschenko is a old world master Luthier in Belarus. Valery builds every part and assembles each guitar to perfection. This will be my fifth Vashenko guitar. Each build comes with an awesome build photo status so you can drool as it progresses. Valery decided he did not like the wait on pickups so he now winds his own pickups with wood bobbins on request. Valery does not sell his pickups, only provides them upon request with one of his guitars. I have three sets and I would not have anything else at this point. This guitar will have maple and ebony Zebra pickups. Valery worked as an electrical engineer in the space program so he has some technical creds, he trained with a Master violin maker in his younger days. His wood working skills are amazing.

    Here are the specs, it is a '59 build but a few personal changes such as an ebony fret board, etc., otherwise it is dead-on:

    Guitar Body - Mahogany 1 piece
    Guitar top - Single piece eastern Maple Top
    Guitar neck - Mahogany 1 piece
    Fretboard - Ebony
    Fretwire - Jescar FW10051
    Neck binding - Royalite
    Body binding - Royalite
    Headstock Veneer - Holly veneer
    Headstock inlay VV
    Tuners - Kluson single line
    Nut - Mastadon Bone
    Bridge - Kluson ABR1
    Tailpiece Kluson Stop tailpiece
    Jack - Swithcraft
    Jack plate - Cream
    Neck Inlay - Cellulose nitrate trapeziod
    Neck Side Markers - Faux tortise shell
    Pickup rings - M69 style
    Truss rod cover - 59 Gibson
    Volume Potentiometers - CTS 500k
    Tone Potentiometers - CTS 500K
    Toggle switch - Switchcraft toggle switch, cream tip
    Toggle switch - poker chip Gibson
    Capacitors - Russian mil spec PIO .022mf
    Knobs - 59 speed knobs
    Electronics plates - Matching mahogany
    Pickguard - Larry to determine
    Pickups Vaschenko wind - Larry to detail
    Neck Radius - 12 degrees
    Frets - 22
    Neck Joint - 59 Gibson long tenon
    Neck Carve - Medium C
    Cabling - pickups Historic steel jacket
    Cabling - switch Historic steel jacket
    Cabling - jack Historic steel jacket
    Wiring - Style 50's style
    Truss rod - Single rod
    Truss rod bolt and headstock - assembly Vaschenko 2-way
    Headstock - style Gibson 59
    Neck width @ Nut 1.695"
    Neck width @ Heel 2-1/4"
    Neck depth @ first fret 22.5mm (.887")
    Neck depth @ 11th fret 24.7mm (0.972")
    Scale Length 24.75" (Les Paul)
    Finish/Body Top Lemon Burst
    Finsh/Body Back and Sides Gibson Faded Red
    Finish /Neck Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Finish /Headstock front Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Finish/Headstock Back Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    String Guage and action height Gauge 10 - 46 low action
    Serial Number Larry to determine

    http://vaschenkoguitars.com/

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    I've heard of this builder, looks good.
     
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    This will be my fifth Vaschenko. Wonderful guitars at a reasonable price for an instrument hand crafted by an old world Luthier. His pickups are awesome. Here is a picture of the set on my last Vaschenko:

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    An update from Vaschenko, love his build photos:)

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    I'll 2nd that. Wow.
     
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    Thanks so much for all those pics. They're stunning!
     
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    Here is the finished guitar, I am now waiting with my nose pressed to the front window:

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    Best picture right there.... LOVE what I see going on with those fret edges :) Only way an LP should ever be.
     
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