I always loved Les Paul style guitars. I was gonna buy a Gretsch 5438T but then I figured it would be best to build my own, to my own specs and get to know the physics, trials and errors that come with an electric guitar. I learned carpentry since I was 14 years old, so I can handle to woodworkings, but to achieve that mirror shine, soldering electronics, the relation of the bridge to the strings and science of it all, I am really crash coursing it into my head.
The kind gentleman, Skyjerk, recommended this forum and realized this place is for me. Nice and helpful people here and I am grateful for the information.
So here I am, on my first build, a DIY Les Paul from Solo Guitars and I hope to meet the masters and learn a thing or five.
I joined to use the site as a sort of data base or known issues both good or bad about Gibson Les Pauls. I own a few Les Pauls and also luthier so I'm more interested in advanced issues I read about here which has been helpful really.
It's also good to find parts, people who deal in guitars etc.