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Discussion in 'Vintage Les Pauls' started by boogieongtr, Dec 12, 2018.
Chill man. He was polite and gave you the reason.
I'm all in on this, fantastic work.
Love the work.
Not big on the critical peanut gallery.
Someone pm me and asked me to elaborate on the new Brazilian fingerboard. I have them milled to my specs on a cnc (radius, fret placement, inlay route, thickness, size) I use the Bartlett binding.
After the binding is glued on I bore a 6/32" hole for the side dot inlays. I a had this template milled on a cnc for exact side marker placement.
For the side dots I buy a tortoise shell pickguard from the 50's and punch out the dots.
The inlay material is Cellulose Nitrate and cut by my cnc guy.
Next glue and clamp the inlays using a 12" caul.
Fingerboard ready to be glued back onto the neck.
I glue the fingerboard with hot hide glue and build tension on the truss rod. Got this tip from Dan Erlewine, check it out:
Awesome work Jim.
Very cool! I love these threads.
Always love seeing your handiwork!
amazing work, thank you for taking the time to share your work
Can't get my head around the thread title. In for P90 to PAF conversions? Looks like they already had humbuckers in them.
They were converted, I believe they are being put back to p90s.
The guitar started life as a P-90 guitar, but it looks like humbuckers were installed at one point with some crudely done pickup routes. I believe Jim is filling those routes and doing proper humbucker routes as part of an overall conversion to a late '50s style LP.
Fantastic job, looking great! I'm enjoying this thread immensely. Nice work!
Won't the new humbucker routes completely mask that this once had P90s?
I love these kind of threads... thnx Jim
Very nice. I'm a fan of conversions when done well. I think the resulting guitars can be genuinely better than the original. Like others, I don't get the glued-in blocks filling the old routs. Why is the grain vertical? Is it mostly just going to be routed away anyhow? Congratulations on this excellent work.
Just love this thread.....Excellent work!!
I do too. This is great stuff.
I want that guitar!!
Time to glue the neck in with hot hide glue.
Layout for the ABR1 bridge
Bore and tap out for the bridge posts.
Route out for the Humbucker pickups.
Strung up and the pickup routes look correct for a 57 PAF guitar
Frets installed per my customers specs and Pickup rings installed before paint.