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So after having a body blank and neck blank ready for a les paul forever, i finally got a decent piece of quilted maple.

Not sure on the rest of the specs so far though. I know i will be using abalone trapezoid inlays. I want to do either a dragon burst finish or cherry burst.

The body is 1 piece african mahogany, and the neck is from the same piece.

Experimenting with some basic cambering
as well.




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Quote by HaistaPaska92
What are the holes for?


Tone quality and to keep it from breaking your neck....
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As usual quality work. Trying to get quilted Maple in Scotland is a near imposible task, Gonna try some Red Oak next time me thinks. Following for sure.

Sharp tools to ya!!
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Quote by Papabear505
Tone quality and to keep it from breaking your neck....

so to lighten it? Ok. Is this what people call a chambered guitar?
#11
yes
btw, nice heel! i love it. heels are to me, the weekest point of les pauls. thats why i really lke the PRS SC heels.
Last edited by n1ckn1ce at Nov 26, 2011,
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Looking forward to this!, I'll put my vote in now for a dragonbust, something a little different
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please, dont waste such quilt with dragonburst. Itll look like a toy. A light blue burst is the way to go: with the quilt, it will look like waves in a lake, or in the sea.
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Quote by Jason Jillard
no but they don't change it and they help with the weight. its a very common way to weight releive without affecting the tone at all. big chambers will make it start sounding like a semi hollow.


Are you sure that wholes through out the body dont distort the vibrations in some point? idk about tonewise, but maybe some sustain??
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Wow that top looks really nice Explorerbuilder.

Will be following this one closely, as I'm building a Les Paul soon myself.
Great to have this thread for reference, and I may call on you're knowledge in the near future. I do have a question for experienced guys on here, I won't hijack you're thread but if you could chime in on the thread here I would be most appreciative.
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1499615

Cheers
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Quote by Explorerbuilder
All that ive posted on UG, or all past ones too?
I Post all of my progress and have most of my recent guitars on my facebook page, its in my sig.


ALL of your guitars. And I did like the Facebook page after looking at it for an hour or so.
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Out of curiosity, how do you route your truss channel? Also do you do it while the neck is still square or do you already taper it? I guess a better question would be how do you do your neck, such as the sequence you take.

It's been awhile since I done a build, but I route the channel while it's square, attach the fretboard, slot it, taper the sides/cut the headstock, radius the fretboard, then shape the neck last.
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2003 Gibson Flying V w/ Moon Inlay
2006 Fender All-American Partscaster
SVK ELP-C500 Custom

1964 Fender Vibro Champ
1989 Peavey VTM60

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Quote by Explorerbuilder
As far as tips go,
All i can say is to NOT do anything until you have everything you need right in front of you. dont ever try to start or plan it without a template, or parts right there to go off of.

If you need to know anything specific, just let me know.


How do you apply your stains? They all look good.
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