#1
This is my first ever build, and i want it to be a les paul.
Neck, woods and top woods aren't a problem cause my dads in a carpenter business and can get anything, he had African rosewood in there once (ken Lawrence explorer here i come)

Im aware of the basics like the pickups, bridge, tuners and all that but i have no idea what i need in terms of wrings and odd bits that you dont realise you need but are vital.

If anyones kind enough could they write me out a list of all the stuff i need, dont worry about prices and links ill find em.

Thanks in advance.
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#2
Also, how do i create the raised top style les pauls, im not a fan of flat top.
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#3
Well the things you aren't realizing are: 500k Pots, .047uf Caps, and a 3 way toggle switch.

Carved tops are made by carving the top wood.

Also, LP's are generally made of Mahogany for the neck and body with a maple cap on the body and a rosewood F/b of some sort, usually Indian or Pau Ferro.
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Last edited by oneblackened at Dec 28, 2008,
#4
Is that all of the wirings i need, cause i was expecting a huge list, if so, thanks very much

Also i may get active pickups, depending on how the build goes, if it turns out to be extremely hard i wont but if its ok ill sacrifice the time to create an extra cavity for the batteries.

Are there any specific equipment needed for active?
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Last edited by skinzpoison at Dec 28, 2008,
#5


here's a wiriting diagram (this uses Seymour Duncan pickups, but can be switched to other colors.
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#6
Grande mucho gracias
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#7
the only special equipment you'll need for active's are battery's and diff pot, that uusally come with the pickups anyway. also, you can easily fit a battery into a standard cavity.
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#8
Nice, my outlook on this guitars looking good now, doesnt sound too complicated.
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#9
it's not, just take one step at a time.

ya know the rule, measure a **** load of times, then cut
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#10
I got a good load of equipment for it, like skill saws and band saws and the likes ill have to take my time carving the top cause i can imagine making that perfect would take alot of skill.
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#11
practice on some 2X4's.
glue 'em up together, and carve it out.
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#12
yeah i probably will
Im pretty much trying to make a esp eclipse, not sure what paint to do yet, depends what the mahogany looks like, ill get some emg;s and the gotoh bridges/tuners.
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#13
meh, sounds like my build.
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Quote by mikeyElite
you build guitars worthy of sexual favors

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if this party gets any livelier a funeral is gonna break out.
#15
Quote by oneblackened


Carved tops are made by carving the top wood.



#16
bridge
tailpiece
truss rod
fingerboard
fretwire
inlays
side dots
tuners
truss rod cover (if not made of wood)
backplate (if not made of wood)
strap pins
pickups
4 - 500k pots
3 way switch
shielding tape or paint
output jack
nut
strings
#17
Quote by Pie-z

It seems pretty obvious doesn't it?
Current Gear:
LTD MH-400 with Gotoh GE1996T (EMG 85/60)
PRS SE Custom 24 (Suhr SSH+/SSV)
Ibanez RG3120 Prestige (Dimarzio Titans)
Squier Vintage Modified 70s Jazz V
Audient iD22 interface
Peavey Revalver 4, UAD Friedman BE100/DS40
Adam S3A monitors
Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#18
Quote by -MintSauce-
Truss rods are pretty useful, too.



I've already got the neck premade, its a old gibson neck.
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#20
Is there set dimensions to carved top Les pauls like to highest point of the top and the angle it increases at?

I think its called gradient?
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