Les Paul Florentine chambering

cs51762

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Does anyone know the chambering layout for this guitar? Thanks.

 

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i found some build plans based on a florentine, and the routing
should mirror what the actual les paul is...

 

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The chambering I did in the above pic (thanks for the reference) was made up, I didn't use any proper plans as such. I just went for as hollow as I could get it whilst still keeping a solid centre block for hardware mounting.
Due it to being my first proper built body and a lot of inexperience it ended up more of an es junior with a flat top
 

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I would use lighter wood so i don't need to chamber thr body blank.
 

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i found some build plans based on a florentine, and the routing
should mirror what the actual les paul is...
Les Pauls are not chambered?? Do you mean just chamber around the outline at a certain distance?


I would use lighter wood so i don't need to chamber thr body blank.
I think you have to chamber the body if you want to use "f" holes?


I have chambered a few guitars and generally chamber for weight, but there might be a better way. Obviously you have to chamber far enough around the "f" holes for it not to show. If you want the body to act more like an acoustic, you should chamber as much as possible but should have concerns about structural integrity etc. A guitar like that gives you the option to use less expensive heavier wood. I bought some African mahogany which was quite heavy and used a two piece body when I was doing mine.

Cheers Peter.
 




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