#1
Ever since PRS announced the Mira a few months back, I have been drooling over it. (Not too fond of the newer one with fancy maple tops though...). This is the one I like, in either Orange or Vintage Mahogany, although the wild Mint one has that je ne sais quoi to it :



Now, I've had this Les Paul DC replica in the works for 4 years now. It was my very first build from scratch, and it started as a set neck baritone, but never quite got that first neck right, and put it aside for a few years.

I got back to it last week, and it was pretty dinged up from taking a few plunges to the concrete floor. The lower edge of the body was pretty badly dented, and the binding needed extensive repair. So I fixed it the best I could, and this is what it looked like early yesterday morning :



You can't tell from that picture, but there's quite a decent amount of filler (epoxy mixed with mahogany dust) between the lower edge and the binding, and it just looked too bad to keep it that way.

That's when I finally realized that I could probably make it look like a decent Mira replica, and since I have no shame in "borrowing" from existing designs, here's what it looks like now :



Now, since I had to carve deep enough to get rid of the binding channel, it's not gonna be an exact replica, but I'm gonna do my best to make it look as cool as the Mira.

Thanks for watching
Last edited by Joel Rainville at Jul 7, 2008,
#4
^Ooo, that's a tough choice, they both look so good.
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Tortoise or black pickguard?


Tortoise. Black looks cheap.
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#8
Try to get the arm contour the same, have it go nearly all the way around like the mira does. I think that's one of the major appeals of the Mira. As far as pickguards go, the black looks better to me.
I have one more suggestion too. Since you have a good amount of filler on the top, I would recommend going for an opaque finish like the mint one. In which case, you should use a pearloid pickguard. That was you won't see so much of the filler. Because when you stain the body, that filler is going to show up so much more, it will be really ugly.
The Lavender Mira looks amazing to me, definitely one of my favorites.
#9
Black. Good gracious that looks elegant! I love the idea of reviving and changing an old project that never finished!
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Since you have a good amount of filler on the top, I would recommend going for an opaque finish like the mint one. [...] That was you won't see so much of the filler. Because when you stain the body, that filler is going to show up so much more, it will be really ugly.


There's no more filler on that guitar, the carving got rid of it all, so staining is now an option.

The Lavender Mira looks amazing to me, definitely one of my favorites.


You probably mean the Lilac one. Haven't seen one yet. Got a picture somewhere? What color's the pickguard on that one?
#12
^ thats quilt, not flame.

wood trim ftw!
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