making a LP

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  1. J_Wig

    J_Wig Junior Member

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    hey im new here and am lookin for a little help on my project, i am making my own mahogany body for a les paul but am using the maple neck off of a guitar kit because i dont exactly have the tools to make my own neck. so does anyone know how that will affect the sound?

    Jared
     
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    Roman Master Luthier V.I.P. V.I.P. Member

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    Think Les Paul custom
    Randy Rhoads Many customs had maple necks
     
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    loneguitar Senior Member

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    Hey JWig welcome aboard, there are quite a few threads on the luthiers here, great info, enjoy the group.
     
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    CheapMaple Junior Member

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    Hi Jared,
    What tools do you have available and which ones are you worried about not having?

    Does the "kit" mean you will be doing a bolt on?

    I think the tools for neck making are relatively inexpensive compared to the price of a premade neck.
    - fret saw - $10-15, fret hammer, spokeshave ($20), radius block $10. If you have a router, then the truss rod slot is easy (or table saw).

    -Rob
     
  5. J_Wig

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    The shop at my high school is where i will be making the body we have got most tools i think i need the finger planes might be a problem but i can figure that out

    as for the kit it comes with a basswood body and everything you just assemble it but im going to use the basswood body to make a template and practice painting, ill use the hardware from the kit on the new body until i can afford better

    as for the tools to the neck i could probably get that stuff but i wouldnt know where to start so until i can play around with shaping a neck ill just use the pre-made one.

    Jared
     

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