#1
Okay so I have a Les Paul body that is flat top.

What do I use to give it that curve like a real les paul??


Planes and elbow grease? or what?
My gear:
1982 Peavey Falcon
2004 Les Paul
2006 Peavey Transtube
2007 Youngblood 100w cab
2002 Dean Playmate Bass
2002 Dean Bassola
#2
It's likely that your guitar is too thin to be given a Carved top, you would have to get a wooden cap for it, usually made out of maple for les pauls, and carve that part of it.


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#3
Well its getting painted and I just want the feel of the curve, not the look. So I am not carving it that much. Just so its not completely flat. So i plan on dropping the edges 1/8" and working my way UP to a center line of the body. So basically Im dropping each edge down and leaving the center at its original height.
My gear:
1982 Peavey Falcon
2004 Les Paul
2006 Peavey Transtube
2007 Youngblood 100w cab
2002 Dean Playmate Bass
2002 Dean Bassola
#5
So dont use a flat plane?

I want it to curve out in all directions kind of, not just to the sides?
My gear:
1982 Peavey Falcon
2004 Les Paul
2006 Peavey Transtube
2007 Youngblood 100w cab
2002 Dean Playmate Bass
2002 Dean Bassola
#6
you're supposed to use thumb planes. they are very small and perfect for carving. Good luck doing that with a box plane.

or you could use chisels if you are a fan of labor-intensive woodworking.
#7
Haha I think I'll go with a thumb plane.

I dont want this to take forever and to make it a hassle.


Thanks for you input.
My gear:
1982 Peavey Falcon
2004 Les Paul
2006 Peavey Transtube
2007 Youngblood 100w cab
2002 Dean Playmate Bass
2002 Dean Bassola