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  1. treddingjr

    What's on YOUR workbench right now?

    Started this in 2018. Then COVID-19 happened along. Then I built a shop in my basement, and so on. Finally done. And the really last Gray Wolf Signature. The only Gray Wolf Custom. Custom wiring by Jestin Puett of SoulShaker Amplification. Master volume and tone. Five way rotary - neck...
  2. treddingjr

    What's on YOUR workbench right now?

    My usual video guy is honeymooning in Hawai so . . . .
  3. treddingjr

    What's on YOUR workbench right now?

    Another one done. First of three LP Special inspired builds and second of four built completely in my basement and sprayed in my driveway. All Korina and an ebony board with Fralin P-90s and Grover Tuners.
  4. treddingjr

    What's on YOUR workbench right now?

    How it sounds.
  5. treddingjr

    What's on YOUR workbench right now?

    I used the P-90 LP templates and then modified them somewhat for the wrap tailpiece. I set the pickups similar to a guitar with PAFs in that the neck pickup is spaced a binding‘s width away from the end of the board, and I eyeballed where the bridge pickup should be. As I use one volume, I put...
  6. treddingjr

    What's on YOUR workbench right now?

    Another Korina Special ready for set up. This one stays home.
  7. treddingjr

    What's on YOUR workbench right now?

    Done. All that remains is to shoot a video and then deliver it to 91.3 The Summit WAPS.
  8. treddingjr

    What's on YOUR workbench right now?

    I traced a 1960 DC when I ’worked’ at a well-known shop. I made a plexiglass template from that body using their overhead router. I am no longer associated with them in any way. As I mentioned in an earlier post about this guitar I extended the tenon into the bridge pickup cavity and then had...
  9. treddingjr

    What's on YOUR workbench right now?

    Very close to done. Strings, a case, and a set up. 91.3 The Summit, WAPS Radio, will auction this off as part of their Fall Fundraiser later this year.
  10. treddingjr

    What's on YOUR workbench right now?

    Waiting somewhat patiently for the lacquer to cure and taking care of small details. I like to give credit to the suppliers that make my guitars what they are. In this case, Lindy Fralin.
  11. treddingjr

    What's on YOUR workbench right now?

    And I make the cavity covers from the same wood and stained to match the top.
  12. treddingjr

    What's on YOUR workbench right now?

    Good day in the spray ‘booth’ Yes, I spray outdoors. Mohawk Instrument Lacquer.
  13. treddingjr

    What's on YOUR workbench right now?

    On the floor for a group shot; mahogany, mahogany, and korina. They’ll be clear, black cherry, and autumn maple with black backs. I find that if I build several at once, my ‘skills’ stay semi-sharp. Hard to get a file small enough to upload even though it’s a smartphone picture.
  14. treddingjr

    What's on YOUR workbench right now?

    Yes. I usually mount them so they fit flush. The bridge will be right on the body.
  15. treddingjr

    What's on YOUR workbench right now?

    All Korina Special. Ebony board. Wrap tailpiece. Very happy with the neck angle.
  16. treddingjr

    What's on YOUR workbench right now?

    Almost done. The last Gray Wolf Signature. Three Fralin Pure PAFs, one volume, two tone, five way rotary switch wired Like a strat: N, N/M, M. M/B, B. No tone pot for bridge pickup. It’s a gift for a friend.
  17. treddingjr

    What's on YOUR workbench right now?

    Not on the workbench. Hanging in the garage. Sherwin-Williams Autumn Maple over Korina with just enough clear to find anything that needs attention.
  18. treddingjr

    Can this Les Paul Jr be Salvaged?

    Obviously taken during construction but the same technique would apply in reshaping your headstock. These necks were made to vintage specs with the traditional Gibson truss rod in the curved channel. I use modern two-way truss rods now. You could do this.
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    Can this Les Paul Jr be Salvaged?

    First, two questions; how much of the headstock thickness did you lose? And, are you happy with the shape since you cleaned it up? If you lost a lot of the headstock in cleaning it up, you could make a veneer out of literally any wood. I use maple for the guitars that I build. Choose a wood that...
  20. treddingjr

    What's on YOUR workbench right now?

    No idea. I actually bought the body blanks two years ago. A change in ‘employment’ pushed them to the back burner so they’ve been drying for all that time. I purchase my blanks from Keim Lumber in Charm, Ohio, and no two blanks are the same. The other korina blank I got weighs at least a pound...


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