Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Glen's Les Paul.......

marked out for pick-ups, drilled out & the hole for the pick-up selector switch drilled.

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the void behind the pick-up selector switch drilled, and recessed for the cover.

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HOPEFULLY we'll be able to drill between the cavities so we won't need to put on a huge back cover.....but if we need to, we need to.....

Friday, April 16, 2010

cutaway jumbo pretty much done.....

a hole to drill for the strap jack and a strap button on the heel, but other than that, we're there.

summing up,

Madagasgar rosewood Back, sides & rosette.
Bearclaw spruce top.
Ebony fretboard & bridge
mahogany & cherry 5 piech neck
bone nut, saddle & pins.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Glen's Les Paul continues.....

after staining the fretboard he used the pillar drill to press in the frets....

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Ok, what's what?

the cutaway Jumbo is pretty much done. I've cut the saddle to sort intonation but I still need to deepen a couple of slots in the nut by a hair and drill a hole for the strap Jack. HOPEFULLY it'll be in the post to the US within the week. LOTS of pics to follow!!

Cherry OM....

bridge made & strings on

a few days to settle then I'll sort the intonation and finish the fretwork and fit the pick-up.....

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the pay it forward guitar has the binding on.....

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and I've carved the neck.....

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the neck looks ok in position......

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and the soundholes and the hole for the preamp are cut.

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Married with 4 kids, Christian, worship leader, luthier