Index of Useful Threads

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  1. NateM

    NateM Senior Member

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    This is a living document which keeps track of some of the information on the MLP forum which will demonstrate techniques and tricks for various stages of the construction or repair of guitars. It is not a fully comprehensive list and should not substitute for getting a quote from an experienced luthier.

    Let me know if you have any other favorite threads and I will edit the original post for as long as I can. I chose the threads they did because they are complete and well documented.

    Build Threads (General):
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/123788-mlp-bartlett-build.html
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/38166-ex-nihilos-2nd-lp-build.html
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/274518-burst-replica-petes-next-build.html
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/209987-les-paul-build-bgetraer.html
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/100136-scattervarius.html
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/244538-im-gonna-build-axe-build-thread.html
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/263699-my-wizz-replica-guitar-builds.html
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/82178-another-les-paul-build-thread.html
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/29933-fletchs-six-les-paul-buildup.html

    Build Threads (Hand Tools):
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/lut...cratch-build-hand-tools-only.html#post2482015
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/173431-another-hand-tool-lp-scratch.html
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/190571-sparta.html
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/247900-handtool-build-2-esp-ltd-ish.html
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/189827-drama-queen.html

    Neck Shaping:
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/286960-neck-shape-tutorial.html

    Finishing:
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/lut...can-nitro-finish-schedule-newbies-beyond.html
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/123788-mlp-bartlett-build-11.html
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/133656-tv-yellow-tutorial.html
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/123003-hand-rubbed-stained-wood-burst.html
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/121981-french-polish-tutorial.html

    Fretwork:
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/139722-refret-tutorial.html
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/lut...nd-tool-fret-slotting-tutorial-lots-pics.html
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/lut...ape-fret-level-bone-nut-carve-intonation.html

    General Setup:
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/89160-tech-stuff-massive-lp-setup-pic-heavy.html
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/epiphone-les-pauls/14714-complete-epi-custom-setup.html
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/144533-how-slot-nut-depth-5-minutes.html

    Pickup Winding:
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/lut...xcessively-detailed-pickup-making-thread.html

    Electronics/Wiring:
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/227329-guitar-wiring-101-basic-electronics.html
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/ton...tallation-k-how-take-years-off-your-life.html

    Computer Assisted Design/Production:
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/77293-quick-3d-modeling-tutorial-rhino.html

    General Advice:
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/6391-ask-grumpy-old-luthier-bcrgreg-thread.html
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/3250-ask-master-luthier-roman-rist-thread.html
    FRETS.COM
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/6125-guitar-builder-tips-techniques.html

    Repair and Restoration:
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/122587-1965-gibson-sg-restoration.html
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/222412-headstock-crack-repair.html
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/81265-r6-headstock-repair-pics.html
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/288475-mm-59-stick-project.html

    Computer Tools:
    http://www.frankmontag.com/editors.htm
    http://www.freecadweb.org/
    http://www.inkscape.org/en/
    http://pycam.sourceforge.net/

    Misc:
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/196827-gibson-font-full-alphabet.html
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/148814-plane-refurbishing.html
     
  2. mux164

    mux164 Senior Member

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    cristi tanasescu Senior Member

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    thank you for this useful thread is all I can say!!!
     
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    mux164 Senior Member

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    sorry if i forgot anyone, just re read those threads very recently.

    but this is a great idea.

    also a newb thread might save people starting a thread with every question
     
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    poro78 Noble savage Premium Member

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    I am horrified that my feeble threads are mentioned. :rolleyes:

    Anyway, here's couple of threads I have enjoyed:

    PatrickR's build - I wonder if he ever finished it... It was stellar job, but he just disappeared before finishing it:
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/lut...great-just-what-i-needed-another-project.html

    Couple threads from johnP-90:
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/190617-1st-lp-burst-build-bartlett-plan.html
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/244615-p-90-telecaster-build.html
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/lut...tele-neck-build-7-25-9-8-compound-radius.html

    Claymore:
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/131847-robs-lp-build-dragon.html

    Rockdog:
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/193514-blackburst-custom-junior.html
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/155087-rockdog-builds-semi-hollow-junior.html

    TKOJams:
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/158068-57-custom-replica-build.html
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/204209-56-ish-build.html

    Knarbens:
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/158762-knarbens-first-build-3d-model-transfer.html
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/228561-knarbens-2nd-build.html
    And I have to mention his Guitar Editor also: SC Guitar Editor

    shadpeters:
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/182049-another-single-cut-build.html

    SG Lou:
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/169192-tony-iommis-sg-build.html
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/63388-black-walnut-sg-build.html

    The Thruth:
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/263699-my-wizz-replica-guitar-builds.html

    schoeftinger:
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/90144-sg-diablo-replica.html

    73Custom:
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/lut...build-2-eastern-maple-carved-top-content.html

    w666:
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/78773-build-thread-61-sg.html

    Aleksander:
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/luthiers-corner/208894-another-boring-build-thread.html

    ...and many, many, many more... there are so many great builders here and lots to learn from every thread. :applause:
     
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    NateM Senior Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions everyone! Keep them coming! I haven't added them all mostly because I'm on a laptop and copy paste with a touchpad is a nightmare.

    There are so many threads here! I know that there are several listed that I have missed....
     
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    Fletch

    Metamatic
     
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    poro78 Noble savage Premium Member

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    NateM Senior Member

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    Thanks for all of the suggestions! I will continue to keep the first post updated as we go along.

    The reason why I haven't included a few of the excellent builds people have suggested so far is that they aren't quite finished. Not that they don't contain very important information but I wanted to make sure that the threads referenced were complete thoughts instead of halfway finished. Does that make sense?

    You are very generous Barnaby but my thread still isn't finished! Let me make the big mistakes that are sure to be coming and then we will see if you want it included or not!
     
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    That is a good one!

    I would add it to the first post but it looks like my edit time period has timed out. Is it possible for a moderator to either continue to edit the post or allow me to do that?
     
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    I guess ltdave is the guy. Maybe send a PM?
     
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    This needs stickying.
     
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  17. NateM

    NateM Senior Member

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    Sent!
     
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    NateM Senior Member

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    It looks like there is a fundamental limitation with the way the software in the forum is constructed. I will continue to update the thread as I find new information but it will have to be done in additional posts where I quote the original.
     

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