OK, here goes,
Awhile back I bought a nicely put together Les Paul clone guitar kit. It is so nice that I don’t want to put it together as my first kit so instead I bought a cheaper kit to practice with.
I want to do it this way because I have absolutely no experience building musical instruments.
If anyone is interested I would like this blog to be a community effort.
I got the box today and am posting the pictures of the grand opening.
The first impression is that this kit so far seems to be well built and designed. The neck and the body seem to fit nicely together and without any real work I got the neck into the slot for it where it rested nicely.
The tuners, egs and pickups seem to fit well without too much effort, but enough there won’t be any slop.
The body and neck are pretty rough texture so there will be quite a bit of sanding. It has a flame maple veneered arched top so no radical sanding will be possible. The back is just a collection of unmatched pieces of basswood and we may end up using paint on that side.
The edging seems tight and well aligned but we’ll see as we go along.
I don’t get a lot of time to work in the shop so this may take awhile. Input is welcomed, and please stay tuned for updates!
-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!