It needs to be 5/8" thick before you carve. It could be thicker when you glue it to the mahogany just make sure to mill it to 5/8" when you carve.Love the build starting mine soon just need a to know how thick is the top before gluing to body?
Thanks so much
DRJIMMI - get some plans. Check out Bartlett Woodworking for $22 including international shipping it will be the best investment of anything you buy to build a vintage correct LP replica!!
Set Neck, I don't know what the problem is that you have with Tom Bartlett or his templates but all I have seen from you is that you started out posting a set of templates that are ExNihilo's, then you follow up with pics of a set of plywood templates that I'm sure that Tom did not make.
Bottom line is this. You want an accurate burst???? Go spend 250K You'll get a MOFO!
If you want to build your self a guitar? Get the plans. Not perfect?? Who cares? Hell, in my day stuff like this didn't even exist.
Some of you are too damn anal, and I'd be willing to bet, a lot are folks that have never even seen a real one.