#1
Hey Guys,
Today I ordered all the parts for my Les Paul build. Im calling it Uncle Paul.

Parts List :
[-] 1980 Les Paul Style body [ Maple ]
[-] Harley Benton Les Paul style neck, bought on ebay
[-] 2x Humbucker Pickups
[-] 2x A500k and B500k pots ( Recycled from old Gear )
[-] Origional Les Paul Bridge and Pegs
[-] 1x Selector Switch
[-] 6x schaller style tuning pegs
[-] Jack Socket Plate
[-] 2 Tail Pieces
[-] Neck Back Plate


Paint Style :



Thinking of the above woodstain the laquered

Instead of a white trim I am considering using a rich gold.


Headstock will Say :
Uncle Paul

R.I.P
Les Paul
1915 - 2009

If you guys feel I missed anything feel free to point it out

Body I purchased has heavily damaged paintwork gonna sand it down for staining any way

Headstock pain is damaged that is also going to be styled the same as the body

What do you guys / gals think?
Gear :

Guitars
- BC Rich Warlock Platinum
- Dean BABY ML
- Les Paul Custom White
- Custom Uncle Paul [SOON]


Effects
- Line6 POD 2.0
#2
Is the body regular maple or figured? If it's figured, that's stain's gonna look amazing. If not, it's only gonna look really good.

I think a better idea for a commemorative build would be copying one of his experimental guitars, basically slice an acoustic body in half top to bottom and glue both sides to a neck-through style neck. This one should still be pretty cool, though.

RIP Les Paul
#3
Sounds good, ill look forward too seeing it finished. I like the stain.

It can be very hard/annoying to cut space for binding though, dont know if you've done that before.
"In modern music, a lot of people are really stuck on the example, asif it were the idea. It takes millions of examples to articulate an idea, so don't get stuck on the f*cking example." - Joshua Homme, 2008.
#4
Never built aguitar ever

Only customised my warlock. I will be posting pics of that in the next 2 weeks

The maple is regular maple unfortunately If it was figured I would go with a color other than black

Chances are I will hardly play this guitar But use it as display
Gear :

Guitars
- BC Rich Warlock Platinum
- Dean BABY ML
- Les Paul Custom White
- Custom Uncle Paul [SOON]


Effects
- Line6 POD 2.0
#5
Quote by KSMITH
Never built aguitar ever

Only customised my warlock. I will be posting pics of that in the next 2 weeks

The maple is regular maple unfortunately If it was figured I would go with a color other than black

Chances are I will hardly play this guitar But use it as display


Black? It looks brown in the pic, I really liked it, but I guess it's just the flash.
#6
Quote by rootbeerjuice
Black? It looks brown in the pic, I really liked it, but I guess it's just the flash.


I think TS's color blind.


Seriously, Thats a dark brown guitar.
And I'd like to see this completed
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#9
you could always buy a veneer for the body
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#10
Nah id rather use the body I have :P

Narrowing down the list of colors

What do you guys think :

Repro Mahogany



Dark Teak



Plum Mahogany



Black
Gear :

Guitars
- BC Rich Warlock Platinum
- Dean BABY ML
- Les Paul Custom White
- Custom Uncle Paul [SOON]


Effects
- Line6 POD 2.0
Last edited by KSMITH at Aug 20, 2009,
#12
Those were my choices too :p

Also for my trim I was gonna use gold enamel

However I was looking at guilding and think it would give a better finnish overall

What do you think?
Gear :

Guitars
- BC Rich Warlock Platinum
- Dean BABY ML
- Les Paul Custom White
- Custom Uncle Paul [SOON]


Effects
- Line6 POD 2.0
#14
I really appreciate your input

Im gonna look around at different color combinations see what I come up with

The way I have this pictured in my head its gonna be sick
Gear :

Guitars
- BC Rich Warlock Platinum
- Dean BABY ML
- Les Paul Custom White
- Custom Uncle Paul [SOON]


Effects
- Line6 POD 2.0
#15
Personally I dont like the idea of gold binding, unless all the hardware was gold or something.
I'd go for a nice white or cream binding, A nice cream with the repro mahogony finish would look brilliant.

I have a birdseye maple tele with cream binding, I love binding.
"In modern music, a lot of people are really stuck on the example, asif it were the idea. It takes millions of examples to articulate an idea, so don't get stuck on the f*cking example." - Joshua Homme, 2008.
#16
white would look pretty good

hmm...

White it is
Gear :

Guitars
- BC Rich Warlock Platinum
- Dean BABY ML
- Les Paul Custom White
- Custom Uncle Paul [SOON]


Effects
- Line6 POD 2.0
#17
Quote by KSMITH
white would look pretty good

hmm...

White it is


Not white, cream
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