Replica Les Pauls show em!!

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  1. Erodr133

    Erodr133 Senior Member

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    Anybody know any good replica builders in the states?
     

  2. RAG7890

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    .............yes. :)

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  3. mono

    mono Senior Member

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    Really excited about this as a potential top. Going for a caramel-lemon Nicky type finish rather than any sort of burst.

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  4. KOTR

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    Arrived this week:

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  5. Pleximan

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    I love the aging on that. It looks very natural and realistic. Beautiful.
     
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  6. mono

    mono Senior Member

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    That looks awesome! Congrats
     
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  7. Xrun Morzov

    Xrun Morzov Senior Member

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  8. Xrun Morzov

    Xrun Morzov Senior Member

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    Canadian?
     

  9. rclausen

    rclausen Senior Member

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    I'm guessing Atlanta. Too much flame for Canada
     
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  10. Duane_the_tub

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    Yup, gotta be. It's got several other telltale signs of one of his builds as well.

    Congrats, I couldn't be more in love with mine!
     
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  11. KOTR

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  12. Duane_the_tub

    Duane_the_tub Senior Member

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    @KOTR , I'll bet it's an awesome instrument, isn't it? Love to hear how it feels and sounds. Obviously he knocked it our of the park in the looks department. Yours also has a gorgeous quartersawn body, just like mine.

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  13. KOTR

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    It is an amazing instrument. The neck feels great in the hand - a nice 59 shape. Defiantly has something special in the tone department. I am not good at describing tone with words. It is open and airy sounding and seems to really have nice note bloom. I was playing a little All Right Now last night and thought to myself damn this thing sounds KILLER.

    The body is a really nice piece of Mahogany. Perfectly quartersawn and not too heavy - the guitar weighs 8 lbs 9.5oz.

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  14. mono

    mono Senior Member

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    Wow. I am seriously impressed. If mine comes out as good as that I will be so happy.
    Glad to hear she plays well to boot! That board is ridiculous.
     

  15. decoy205

    decoy205 Senior Member

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    @ KOTR That is an amazing guitar.
     

  16. KOTR

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    Thanks guys. The more I play it, the more I like it.
     

  17. Steveybop

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    Hi my friend, well.... firstly I started by drawing the fret inlay to scale and piece for piece, so I could use it to cut the inlay and also lay it on the ebony fretboard. I simply used two sided tape to stick it to the board. Then carefully cut the snake out which I then was cut piece by piece to stick onto the MOP and abalone blanks...they were cut with a jewellers saw and a lot of patience...and quite sore fingers.
    As for the maple top, it is one piece (bookmatched) i.e the snake is not an "add-on" and it was carved out by hand.
    A whole variety of gauges, violin planes, scrapers and hand sanding.
    For the dimensions of the guitar in general I have a couple of Gibson les paul from which I took all the measurements from for the shape and thicknesses etc..I hope this is helpful.

    Thanks for the kind words :slash: :cheers2:
     
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  18. DADGAD

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    Did you document
    the process? You should get an award for this. Maybe Lt. Dave will give you cake and a trophy.

    Phenomenal work my friend.
     
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  19. Steveybop

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    This is bloody awesome... that top though:drool: # drool.. congrats man:dude:
     
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  20. Steveybop

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    You are too kind. I'll take cake though... haha.
    Yes I did document it, but my phone on which it was documented got stolen in Mexico airport, so he or she has it...
    I have started another so I will document it again and gladly share...
    I'm in no rush though at this point.

    Thanks you so much again.:cheers2:
     
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