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    Les Paul Special DC Inspired Build

    It's actually a 3/8", so 3/16" radius. These pickups are the Golden Age from StewMac and have the tight radius corners... not sure if that is an import thing or not, but not vintage correct for sure.
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    Les Paul Special DC Inspired Build

    I finally managed to get the pickup cavities routed yesterday. Here are a few shots from that process. I matched the template to the neck angle. Primary routes completed. I routed the secondary routes "flat". I didn't feel like this would make any difference and I was paranoid about being...
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    New build. Single cut design.

    Im not sure that I’ve ever heard of that. Is that actually a real thing, or just something that is said by people with “ golden ears”? Personally, if the color is good and the bone is good quality (no soft spots), I’d install it and not give it a second thought. :)
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    Les Paul Special DC Inspired Build

    Thanks! Glad that you're enjoying it. :thumb:
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    Les Paul Special DC Inspired Build

    Yeah, I've had a few of those myself... trying to break that pattern, but it's tough! I have a few more that I really want to get in the queue, a couple of basses and a couple of Teles.
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    Les Paul Special DC Inspired Build

    Thanks, I appreciate it! I'm really looking forward to wrapping it up this spring. It's been dragging on too long! (like all of my builds)
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    Les Paul Special DC Inspired Build

    The nut is a black Tusq blank. The bridge is the StewMac low profile wraparound.
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    Les Paul Special DC Inspired Build

    A small amount of progress to report. Installed the tuners. These are TonePros Klusons. Got the nut fitted, roughly shaped and roughly slotted. Aligned the bridge and marked the stud locations. This is the low profile wraparound from StewMac. I wanted to mount it perpendicular, so I...
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    New build. Single cut design.

    Chris, I literally have no words. I'm just so sorry. If there is anything that I can do, just let me know.
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    Les Paul Special DC Inspired Build

    A quick update today. I decided it was time to glue in the neck. I sanded all the spots that would be hard reach later. I also gave the top a thorough sanding. Glued the neck in with HHG.
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    Profiling the back of the neck...

    There are always these... but you'll need to either trim away some material ahead of routing, or you'll need a very heavy duty router in a table or a shaper. An overhead pin router could potentially work as well... certainly handheld routing would be out of the question...
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    My 'Liberace' build

    Yeah, that's looking killer. The pickups and hardware will really bring it together, can't wait to see it! :thumb:
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    Les Paul Special DC Inspired Build

    Wow, it's been a while since I've updated this thread! I finished up the neck carve and got it as close as I could before it gets joined to the body. It feels really nice and I'm happy with the profile. The next step was to get the neck fretted, but I needed to straighten the neck before I...


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