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This weekend’s work on the Les Paul focused on the neck, and played out in three main accomplishments. Convert the pencil drawings to computer drawings Select a board and glue up the blank Make router templates Drawings Reproducing the pencil drawings in the computer was important because I want to be able to use these […]
A Little Rain Can’t Stop Us Despite the rare Southern California thunderstorm we enjoyed this weekend, we did make some progress on the LP build. This week’s focus was on the mahogany, and this board that we picked up from Cherokee really is a beautiful piece of wood. It started as a roughly 10 foot by […]
Out of the Clamps Just a quick update on the maple top. It is out of the clamps and looking great. We’re going to let it sit while we work on other things, just in case it feels the need to wiggle a bit before we mate it to the mahogany base. Weight Reduction Actually […]
Today was field trip day. We spent some quality time this morning at Cherokee Wood Products in Upland, CA looking at hardwoods. Man, Cherokee is a great place, and the guys there took great care of us. Mahogany and Maple Even though they had a lot of great options, we went with traditional mahogany […]
We just started a new guitar build in the studio that we’re really excited about. The plan is to build a Les Paul inspired guitar that takes most of its cues from the 1959 design, and adds some more modern elements as well as a few of our own design preferences. What We’re Building The […]