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LP Style Walnut and Maple Build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by thecableguy, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. jamorudd

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    Really digging this build. It's definitely making me want to try some new stuff, and push my limits.
     
  2. Mojotron

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    Awesome work - those look great.
     
  3. RickyRicardo

    RickyRicardo Friend of Leo's

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    Beautiful Brian. Super clean work. I was looking at that other lacquer from wood essence. I'll be curious to see how it compares to the Target stuff.
     
  4. TRexF16

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    I'm learning a lot from your build, Sir. Thanks much for posting it! I am really looking forward to your finishing, as I have despaired of buying a blue Les Paul and figure I'll have to make my own. Please include as much detail as possible on your finishing process.

    Admiring your work!

    Rex
     
  5. guitarbuilder

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    Any particular reason why you built the neck with a volute?
     
  6. barbrainy

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    double post
     
  7. barbrainy

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    That's a beautiful join. I am currently making a walnut and flamed ash top LP-ish bass, and though I will probably go for bolt on, I think I may well copy that lovely curve you have done there.
     
  8. thecableguy

    thecableguy Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks Richard! I went with it because it's supposed to be more optically clear than the EM6000.
     
  9. thecableguy

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    Thanks very much guys. It's a fun build!
     
  10. thecableguy

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    Thanks Rex! I'll make sure and detail the finishing. That's always been my weak point so hopefully I can get it to turn out alright!
     
  11. thecableguy

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    Mostly I just like the look of them and it provides a bit of extra meat at the base of the headstock.
     
  12. thecableguy

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    Please do! I've learned so much here I'd love to contribute back to the community!
     
  13. vuduchild

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    That neck joint might as well be a neck through it is so seamless - great work!
     
  14. kissTheApex

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    Great build Brian!
     
  15. nosmo

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    You are making me drool. I love every single thing about this build. Blue looks great on Quilted Maple. Maybe you need to start over :eek:
     
  16. Glen Smith

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    Wowza! Another beauty in the making!!
     
  17. lingman basses

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    LesPaul from walnut

    This one was made from european walnut, and fretboard from birch
    gitarrer 001B.jpg

    gitarrer 004B.jpg
     
  18. oldrebel

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    That is great work Brian!!! It will be beautiful.
     
  19. thecableguy

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    Thanks guys!


    Thanks nosmo. Hmmm, maybe I should build another! :D

    Thanks Glen!

    Very nice!

    Thanks reb!
     
  20. thecableguy

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    Starting on the finishing. I wet the top down with some water to fuzz up the grain. I'm going to mix the dye with water so I'm going to do this a couple times, sanding off the fuzz to keep from raising the grain too much with the dye.

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