Digitized '63 Les Paul Junior

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  1. decoy205

    decoy205 Senior Member

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    If I didnt know id think those were real photos. You are highly skilled man. that is amazing! Did you work on Avatar?? :laugh2:
     
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    Looks amazing when do you expect the files to be available for purchase also will they inlude the neck?
     
  3. GooCart

    GooCart V.I.P. Member

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    This Jr will be available pretty soon and yes the neck and fretboard are included with correct dot sizes and alignment. I also include the cover plate, TRC and the pickguard. I haven't decided what to do with the pickup cavitiy. It's kinda tricky to route the angled cavity with a CNC, it's not impossible but I know that quite many CNC operators don't want to mess with angled planes. It's not that much job for the end user to remodel the cavity to a CNC friendly angle though. I'd like to leave the model 100% original.

    Polaris white isn't that bad either!!

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  4. RAHAZ

    RAHAZ Senior Member

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    Man, These look great!
     
  5. alk-3

    alk-3 MLP Sponsor

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    I agree Magnus, leave the model 100% accurate and if someone wants to they can change it to suit their needs.
    They look amazing!
     
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    ihavenofish Senior Member

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    yum. that looks great!
     
  7. Pepito

    Pepito Junior Member

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    Very nice!! Good work on the model and renders!!
    Can't wait to see one of those come to life. :applause::applause:
     
  8. SG Lou

    SG Lou Senior Member

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    Damn.............:shock:
    Looks as good as my 63 Jr !

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  9. GooCart

    GooCart V.I.P. Member

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    Wow, that's way to cool!! So you have one of those, I'd love to have an original. This Monday we'll cut three or four bodies, I'll have one with a humbucker!!
    Just because I can:dude:
     
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    If I didn't know any better (as I've seen what Magnus did with modeling the carved top of a burst and how awesome that looked) I would SWEAR I was looking at pics of real guitars. Laying on a carpet? And slightly out of focus? I'd be completely fooled. Wow!
    :wow::applause:
     
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    MRJ Senior Member

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    Magnus, how soon do you think it will be before these files will be for sale? Have you started on the 56 junior yet?
     
  12. GooCart

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    This file, the '63 are ready and will be available pretty soon. I've also done a '82 Hamer Sunburst, one of my favorite guitar. The '56 is scheduled to be measured in a couple of weeks. I'm also waiting for some pretty cool Fenders and some other stuff but I'll keep you updated.
     
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    GooCart - Would an ES-335 be possible?
     
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    I haven't really given it a though but why not. Are there any particular year that are more interesting? I don't know that much about them but I wouldn't say no to a 50's dot marker.
     
  15. landsharkey

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    I didn't have a particular year but assume 1959 or early 1960's would be the most desireable. Gibson ES-335 | Vintage ES-335 has some good info and Gibson has some good specs for reissues -
    1960 ES335TD
    1959 reissue
    From what I've found the center block changes significantly between years - I'll PM you with a link with some pictures, and other info.
     
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    That would be great!
    The tool paths for the Junior is completed and tomorrow we'll cut out a couple of hot rod humbucker juniors, I'll see if I can shoot some photos.
     
  17. landsharkey

    landsharkey Senior Member

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    I sent you a PM with the link to a zip file. Hopefully some good info you can use.
     
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    Here's a photo from earlier today, the first test cut of the humbucker Junior using a two piece Mahogany slab. It's looking fine, the surface is great with little need of additional sanding. Total cut time, approx 10 minutes.
    For the back cutting we'll make a jig using the pockets and holes for a proper alignment.

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    Just to clarify, the file that will be available are all original with a P90 cavity, this one is for me, I'm a humbucker guy.
     
  19. mapleflame

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    Looks amazing bro.:thumb:
     
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    Thanks!! I'm just having fun, watching the CNC create the guitar is the coolest therapy ever.
     

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