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  1. johnP-90

    Mahogany SC-336 Build July 2017 (yes, another)..

    Hi again folks! I started an SC-336 project end of last year more as an experiment if a single cutaway version was possible using carved and chambered from solid wood construction, like the CS-336. What resulted in the mix was a very lightweight (7Lbs) long tenon version with much improved...
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    Transparent Tint Stains not dissolving in Nitro Thinner?

    Hi Folks, I have been having a spraying nighmare with using stewmac colortone trans stains, not dissolving in my latest batch of Clostermann's Nitro "anti bloom" thinners. Caused all kinds of problems staining my flame maple veneer having rubbed the same stain in alc (meths) but when I sprayed...
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    1960's Small Block Inlays- Dimensions Anyone?

    I have spent far too many evenings trying to find any info on the dimensions of the smaller block inlays Gibbo did back in the 60's on the Es-335s of the day, like this.... There have been some similar threads on MLP and lp forum but no resulting info, dang! I have the dimensions from...
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    CS-336 Single Cut, Scratch Build.

    I have been havin dark thoughts about an s/c version of the 336, mainly because its great guitar in d/c format and "short tenon" and can only be improved upon with a long tenon s/c version. (I happen to have a few LP neck blanks that need a home as well) :D Having messed around with all kinds of...
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    12- 16" compound radius neck jig...?

    Hi again folks, thought I would post this after an excellent idea by "valvetoneman" for a compound 12-16" fingerboard. I said sod off it will be the size of a coffin but got me thinking.... I did a 7.25 - 9.80" radius jig for my fenderish Tele necks a few years ago, so decided it may be a good...
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    CS-336 Clone, Scratch Build.

    Hi again Folks! At last got around to cutting my last curly maple cap and braz mahogany board after weeks of head scratching and template making. I got the plan some weeks ago from Jamie at GPU (guitar plans unlimited) and he does a nice 336 clone. Trouble is after making the card master I...
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    BluesHawk Revitalized! (New Build Pending)

    Hi Folks, Been a while now since my last build due to lack of funds, however I have managed to get some decent tonewoods lately and a new amp! The amp is awesome kindly sold to me and hand built by a fellow forumite from a Trinity Amps (Canada) 18W "Plexi" kit. This thing has redefined my...
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    Starcaster scratch build, with "RetroTrons"

    Hi Folks, Finaly got my new workshop sorted out, and home for all my tools & jigs at last. I have been sitting on some drawings of Fender "Starcaster" since 2012, at last got round to making some templates, think it may be kind of "Dangerous" with some "Trons". New workshop, Rough layout...
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    F Style Flame Maple Neck Refin, Jazzmaster Ah hem

    Hi Folks, Recently moved to Southend on Sea in sunny Essex. Still sorting out my workshop but have a temporary one set up in the master bedroom, ah hem. (Still old & single thank heavens, as interferes with building stuff.) I was going to start another build but wanted to get my...
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    How to Build a "Sanding Bowl"? Anyone...

    Hi folks, I have my workshop flat packed and ready to move out, to relocate in Southend UK. Planing on tearing down the 30' long huge wooden shed in garden of new place and build a 30 Sq M block built workshop with left over funds. I really want to start building acoustic instruments as well...
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    P-90 Telecaster Build.

    Hi Folks, back again as decided to build 2 chambered Mahogany Tele bodies and use up some wood thats been around the shop for a while. Specs going to be: Chambered African Mahogany body with 5mm Quilt Maple cap Thinline body thickness of 1.60" or 40mm Strat Hardtail Bridge Rear routed...
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    One Piece Tele Neck Build,7.25 to 9.8" Compound Radius.

    Hi again folks, Apologies for sneaking in a non Les Paul related post, fellow Forumite "Dudu" has talked me into to building some Tele necks after trying out my Blackguard Blonde home build recently. Also things have settled down with new neighbors upstairs, I thought a neck build would...
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    Allparts Pickup Rings.

    Hi, I've been checking the forum for info on Allparts PC_0734-028 pickup rings, as not very happy with my home tinted ones on recent '59 "Bartlett Plan" build. Found a few posts on MLP but most folk go for OTP or Retrospec ones, out of my budget. (Cant be spending £160/$250+ on bits of plastic)...
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    1st LP "Burst" Build, Bartlett Plan.

    Hi Folks, I am about to start my 1st LP build & Newbie to this forum. Thanks for all the kind welcomes on my introductions post, and to all the hard work put into some truly creative threads by "ExNihlo" & Tom Bartlett, to name only 2. Spent a couple of weeks building some Palm & finger planes...
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    Hello from London UK

    Hi all! What a great Forum! Although I joined the Forum several years ago, when I build my plan based BluesHawk custom, but did not feel confident enough to post it at the time as a "Newbie". I have recently got plans for a Tom Bartlett build, parts & some good wood for the project and wanted...


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