Tsunami Old Les Paul style, headed for Texas

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Project by Tennessee posted 1001 days ago 1578 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Latest out of the shop. A Les Paul style, with a bit of an archtop. Old growth wormy oak, jatoba pickguard. Backside wings are quilted walnut, followed by plank walnut from the same tree, with a bubinga middle section featuring a very thin stripe of cocobolo just to set it off a little. P90 pickups, and very small jewel dots on the pickguard to help the player know where his volume and tone are.

-- Paul, Tennessee,

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#1 posted 1001 days ago

I love the sound of Les Paul’s, yours turn out sweet, enjoy…Blkcherry

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#2 posted 1001 days ago

Love the back especially!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 1001 days ago

Very nice, love the combo of woods.
I’ve been contemplating using a wooden pick-guard on my latest build.

-- Doug...

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#4 posted 1001 days ago

Very nice!! Did you make the neck also? What is the scale length? How many frets?

-- Dennis, WV

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#5 posted 1000 days ago

I don’t build the necks. Right now, I can buy a good quality maple neck unfinished for about $40, and can get an inlaid neck, bound, mahogany with rosewood fretboard unfinished for $79. For my customers, to build a neck would add about $300-400. So I buy them and go from there.
I keep about 20 in stock, and this particular neck was 22 frets, 25.5” scale. It’s an economy thing. Some day I’ll build one when the orders slow down. And since I don’t have CNC, I think it would take quite a while to make it right. Also would still buy the fretboard, since one fret out of position by .010 and you have junk. I make it clear that I am buying necks, they are all bolt-on, and I pass that savings on to my customers.
I do dress frets, and set nuts, intonation and action from nut to bridge.
My neck pockets are hand cut by a hand held router, then carved and chiseled into size. When I can put the neck into the neck pocket and pick up the body with no bolts in, I consider that a successful pocket.

-- Paul, Tennessee,

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#6 posted 933 days ago

I have book marked your site for future use. My teenage son has been playing for near three years and it would be cool to have a custom build for him some day, then I’ll get my self one as well.

Beautiful work, I miss my blond Stat from High school, she was a work of art.

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