Digitized '63 Les Paul Junior

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  1. GooCart

    GooCart V.I.P. Member

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    I thought I'd show you the original and one of the clones together. I'll return the junior tomorrow and I'll really miss it. One of the best guitars I've played, period.
    Fredrik, thanks a million for letting me have it this long.

    As you see I chose to cut a one plane pickup cavity on this example. I'm interested to hear how it would sound to screw the pickup directly to the wood, the depth of the cavity is adapted to give the pickup a adequate height. The thought is that it'll amplify some low frequency wood resonance, but I'm just guessing:rolleyes:


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  2. w666

    w666 Senior Member

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    I am experiencing serious envy......
     
  3. Russtynutts

    Russtynutts Junior Member

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    Man, oh man.
    The anticipation is killing me. Any Idea How long until the files are going up for sale?:dude:
     
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    That is frakkin' COOL!
     
  5. V!N

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    Got to love those deep bevels. :dude:

    Magnus, will you be making any variations available ?
    I have a thing for SG's with really, really deep bevels. :)

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  6. GooCart

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    Yeah, those bevels are really cool! Wonder why they stopped doing them?

    For the end user it would be really easy to convert it to a special or what ever but I have this idea that the files coming from me shall be 100% original, so as long as I don't have a original early 60's special available for measuring I won't model it.

    Hm,, I sound like a cork sniffer here, it's not my intention, I just want to make sure that the things leaving me are accurate.
     
  7. ExNihilo

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    That is so neat Magnus. I really love it!
     
  8. NateM

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    If you are still taking orders...

    I would love to see an early (50's) Stratocaster, a two humbucker SG (though that might not be needed) and a Firebird.

    Sorry if these were mentioned before! I didn't see them in my read through.
     
  9. George "M"

    George "M" Senior Member

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    Will somebody post the picture of the back of this guitar, please? I'm particularly interested in that "angled" part near the heel.
    Thanks!!!

    Master Guitars
     
  10. GooCart

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    It's been awhile but here's a small update. The neck and the Braz fretboard are cut. Here are some photos showing how they looked right out of the CNC. now I'm just waiting for the inlays, pickguard, TRC and the backplate, then I'm ready to rock!! Well at least assemble it.

    SG rules!

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    Pretty much done right of the CNC.

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  11. SG Lou

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    Awesome work Magnus !

    Hey, I'm curious.
    Did you angle the neck mortise or is the neck tenon angled?
     
  12. SG Lou

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    1961-1965 Jr.
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  13. GooCart

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    Thanks Lou, I know you like the SG and I really understand why. It's a great guitar, I can only hope that this gets half as great as the original.
    I managed to get a small needle in the end of the mortise of the original guitar so I could measure the depth and based on that I chose to angle the mortise and leave the tenon flat.
    On this example the back bevel for the upper horn wasn't that deep as on the 61-65 Jr photo you posted, it's more just a round over.
     
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    How do you get the wire channel from the pickup route to the control cavity? Same as w666 on his SG - with an enormously long drill?
     
  15. GooCart

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    Yes, pretty much like a LP Custom or a all mahogany GT. We've talked about cutting a drill guide just to be safe.
     
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    It's about time to start planning for the color of the Jr. Polaris white or Pelham blue.
    I haven't really decided yet. I think I'm leaning towards Polaris, at least for now. I'm searching the Internet for photos of worn and beaten up Polaris SG's but I haven't found a single photo yet so if anybody here could find one please post it here. The same goes for Pelham, played road warrior is the key word.
     
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    The thing with Pelham Blue is that it ages into ... well, a booger really. :laugh2:
    No Junior, but still some nice boogers that give you an idea:



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    Found some more, including a worn JR !

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  19. GooCart

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    Yeah! Those are cool. Now I just need a couple of white Gibson's. I know I've seen a great photo series of a amber/white double neck EMS own by Eric Ernest somewhere, if I go for white I think that I'll aim for something like that.

    I've installed the truss rod and the maple strip today. It's not long until I can assemble the guitar, it's going to be fun.
     

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