- Feb 23, 2016
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Finally, time to start building a les paul. I have waited this for years. So, i have now purchased lumber, some of the hardware, finishing supplies etc. I'll post pictures as i make progress.
Wow!I am going to now announce that my project is now officially over. I just fucked up beyond repair and i don't want to this anymore. (...)
Also, there obviously won't be any more pics. In fact i will probably delete this thread. This is over.
Peter,I don't think you can delete it, actually.
I would have to say you would win the "most honest thread" award. I bet the vast majority of the people that post here have had similar issues with their builds. I know my first build was pretty much filled with "what was I thining" moments. Like when I tried to take waaaaay too much off my headstock with my router table. The headstock literally exploded. I just patched it and moved on. There are very few things that cannot be fixed. Some of the things you have done are easily fixable with some modifications. Like the top gouges. Cut out a larger piece and patch but it just becomes a solid colour top. I have an inlay of a maple leaf in my first completed guitar. It was a complete f'up that I needed to cover, so I made it a feature.
Do not be too hard on yourself. I've built about 10 guitars a few full builds, and few up to finish, and some that were kits or just bodies and necks and I still stuff up now and then. I almost ruined a body blank 2 days ago by cutting the control cavity in the wrong location. It happens. You save what you can, and most can be saved, and chuck the rest and all of it becomes a learning experience. Don't quit. I expect to see this guitar finished in this thread at some point.