|Project by Dave G||posted 11-25-2015 01:45 PM||762 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
This is a neck-through Klein style travel guitar I made as a graduation present for my son. The head is removed and the tuners are mounted to the body. This makes the guitar noticeably lighter and about 8 inches more compact. The body is laminated Black Limba (Korina), the same used to make the painted Flying Vs. The neck goes through the body and is laminated Hard Maple and Black Limba. Lamination is necessary in my opinion in a guitar to stabilize the wood. The finish is Watco Natural followed by 4 coats poly on the body for durability and 3 coats lacquer (sanded) on the neck for playability.
I had to make the tuners out of bits of Al 6061 and 100 pitch microscope screws.
Setup mimics a Gibson Les Paul in most details. My son plays jazz.
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