#1
Well, my first build is almost done and im thinking of another.
after 1 you gotta do another. . . . and another. . . . . . and another you get the point. well before i start i want to experiment with a quick Les Paul except, i want it thin like Ibanez S guitars. has anybody done this and how big should it be??

#2
Yeah, its called a SG Gibson did it like 60+years ago.
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#8
funny how nobody said how thin. . . . . . .

i was thinking 13/16 but i think that might be too thin eh?
#10
13/16th is possibly tooooo thin depends of course on what iron your gonna put in and on it. Some pick-ups need depth, some dont. all depends.....yip all depends on????
#11
Resonation and sustain will probably be pretty bad at that thickness, will it not?
#12
Work out how thick it has to be to accommodate pickups, bridge, neck joint, etc., and then add on, say, 1/2 or 3/4 inch as a margin of safety. You can thin it down at the edges.


Oh, and post some pictures of your first build?
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#13
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lol, i thought the same,
but a les paul is about the thick slap of mahony achieve THE les paul sound characteristics, so when you want a les paul thin as a ibanez S, its not a les paul anymore
#14
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Work out how thick it has to be to accommodate pickups, bridge, neck joint, etc., and then add on, say, 1/2 or 3/4 inch as a margin of safety. You can thin it down at the edges.


Oh, and post some pictures of your first build?


yep there comin in a new thread. ill post like say. . . RIGHT NOW!

this is just a practice build and its my 2nd
#15
make it string through, add a metal reso chamber around where the strings would go into the body. it's something I've wanted to experiment with for a while but never had the time and resources to try it
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#17
Would it be.. the thinner the body; the stiffer/harder/denser the body needs to be to get any kind of sustain??
#18
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Would it be.. the thinner the body; the stiffer/harder/denser the body needs to be to get any kind of sustain??


I wonder what a slip-formed, hollow body made from Porcelain would sound like?
Mebbe a concrete slab body? Kinda tough ta route out tho
#19
I made this guitar a while ago. Its exactly 1 3/16" thick in the center and has a carve/rouding down to the edges.



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#21
one cool thing you might try is i thin sheet of metal surrounded by wood. you dont have to start by making into a body, but the metal could act as the structural support and then you could get quite thin.
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