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Project by Josh Sollows posted 12-10-2011 11:30 AM 1264 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Les Paul electric guitar I made in 2010/2011. The main body is made of mahogany, and the face is made of tiger maple. It is one of my favorite projects so far and I hope everyone enjoys it. =) For more info on my process, check out my blog about it on my page.

-- There's nothing like the feel of a wood shop.

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#1 posted 12-10-2011 02:20 PM

Nice job on this guitar, Josh. Quite a step up from making pens. Les would be proud. Thanks for the post and the blog.

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#2 posted 12-10-2011 03:19 PM

That is very very nice.

Thanks for the inspiration,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 12-10-2011 05:59 PM

That is beautiful…Great guitar build.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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#4 posted 12-10-2011 06:12 PM

Goodness gracious, that’s incredible. Do you mind me asking about your hardware supplier? The pickups/knobs look to be of high quality. Nice build!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#5 posted 12-10-2011 09:31 PM

Hey Bertha, all of my hardware and supplies were ordered from Stewart MacDonald

-- There's nothing like the feel of a wood shop.

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#6 posted 12-10-2011 09:32 PM

Thanks for all the awesome comments everyone!

-- There's nothing like the feel of a wood shop.

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#7 posted 12-10-2011 09:36 PM

Excellent Work! Nice guitar. Thanks for posting.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#8 posted 12-11-2011 01:16 AM

I will never build a guitar but I can really admire what you’ve done here.
I read through your blogs and am very appreciative of you showing us the process. What do your playing buddies think of it? & BTW, who are the kids in the background?

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#9 posted 12-11-2011 02:06 AM

Thanks. I got a lot of positive reviews from it. I built this guitar in grade 11 so those are other kids in my woodworking class. I’m now in grade 12 and am building an archtop acoustic. I’ve surpassed my teacher’s abilities in instrument building so I am mainly learning from Benedetto’s book of guitar building.

-- There's nothing like the feel of a wood shop.

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#10 posted 12-11-2011 02:12 AM

Fantastic Josh so beautiful ,you can certainly be proud of this work of art.

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 12-11-2011 03:00 AM

Very, very nice. I am impressed with your new skills. Keep it up.

-- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

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#12 posted 12-11-2011 04:27 AM

very very nice

-- Bug from Minnesota. Creating Designer Firewood Since 2006

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#13 posted 12-11-2011 04:47 AM

VERY GOOD!! Excellent job on this instrument. Keep this good work up. You have the potential to go far in anything you select to do.

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#14 posted 12-12-2011 03:17 AM

Great job Josh.

Thank you for the blog as well. Quite inspiring.

That TM looks great

-- Back home. Fernando

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#15 posted 12-12-2011 03:30 PM

A very impressive build. Keep at it. There’s definitely greatness in your future.
So young and so talented!

-- 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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