Les Paul Gold Top

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Project by Ripthorn posted 11-04-2014 09:14 PM 1148 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got a hankering for a gold top Les Paul, so I decided to build one. This one has Spanish cedar for the back. The piece had several knots that I was able to either cut around or place in cavities. The cap is maple, mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard. Finish is nitrocellulose lacquer. There were a few minor blemishes, but on the whole I am very happy. It is very light for a Les Paul and sounds amazing.

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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#1 posted 11-05-2014 03:40 AM

Just superb! Don’t see many of the gold tops.

A buddy had a white LP when we were in college, I had a solid-body Epiphone that he liked, but couldn’t ever talk him into a trade!

-- Smitty

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#2 posted 11-05-2014 02:18 PM

I’m getting better at all aspects of furniture, but to see the work you’ve done on this absolutely amazes me. The precision of all the joinery and fretwork along with a phenomenal finish just blows me away.

-- Bob, --Silence & smile are two powerful tools. Smile is the way to solve many problems & Silence is the way to avoid many problems.

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#3 posted 11-05-2014 03:03 PM

Do you have any build photos.

I would love to see some in progress pictures.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#4 posted 11-05-2014 03:21 PM

This came out great! Beautiful guitar, sir. I have always wanted to build an LP.

We need to have a guitar build swap one of these days.

-- Regards, Norm

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