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Project by Pookwood posted 401 days ago 1214 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The newest addition to my weekend projects. This is a version of a Les Paul guitar. No arch, flattop with a bolt on neck. The headstock was set at a 13 degree angle, unlike the 17 degree on a Gibson. The neck is made out of Honduran Mahogany and wrapped with Curly Mahogany binding. The fretboard set at 24.75 standard and is made from ( aged ) Indian Rosewood and inlay’d with MOP fret markers. The headplate is Curly Claro walnut. Body is made from Honduran Mahogany with a Curly fiddleback walnut top plate, wrapped in white pearloid binding. The truss rod cover and the pickup mounts are Sapele. The guitar was fitted with a Hipshot Baby Grand bridge, EMG active pickups, bone nut and misc. Les Paul accessories. The knobs are from a Strat. Fretboard radius is 12” and bridge mirrors the same. Plays well with no shims in neck pocket. Straight. Thanks for looking.

-- Wayne

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#1 posted 401 days ago

Woowww I’m Impressed congratulation you’ve built a Masterpiece.

Cheers Tony.

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#2 posted 401 days ago

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#3 posted 401 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous! Mahogany with active EMGs… favorite setup! I bet it sounds great!

-- Corey, Renville, MN

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#4 posted 401 days ago

Wow very nice looking guitar..the choice of wood and detail are beautiful… I would like to see a short video on youtube to hear it played or even just an mp3 file and no video would be just as good. I imagine it sounds as good as it looks….great build

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#5 posted 401 days ago

Not bad for a weekend of work. don’t know about all the technical names but the woodwork is nice…

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#6 posted 401 days ago

My Goodness, P-!! That is one EXCELLENT piece of work. Kudos, my friend.

-- Cut wood or cut weeds today.....well, 6ft weeds can go another week.

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#7 posted 401 days ago

Wow very cool,nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 401 days ago

love the grain patterns.

-- Doug...

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#9 posted 401 days ago

It looks like a wonderful instrument. Well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 401 days ago

Very nice indeed.
Quite envious :)

-- Steve, Aylesbury UK

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#11 posted 401 days ago

You done good, my friend. That is one gorgeous axe! Like the rest of the folks, I would love to hear an MP3 of it. It just has to sound awesome and I’ll bet it sustains forever. Thanks for posting.

Have a good’un


-- rejo55, East Texas

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#12 posted 400 days ago

Wow nice job how difficult was cutting the fret slots? obviously cut slightly undersized but what was it like could you explain the process? Alistair

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#13 posted 400 days ago

Beautiful piece. I’d love to be able to do that. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#14 posted 399 days ago

That looks amazing, a masterpiece. I’m sure it sounds as good as it looks. Excellent work!

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#15 posted 171 days ago

Gorgeous LP! I’d love to build my own guitar someday – maybe after I finish all the honey-do’s in 20 years. I have so many questions:

Do you have it wired like a standard LP – 2 vol, 2 tone?
What tuners did you go with? Nice buttons!
Where’d you hide the 9v?
How did you lay out the frets?
The frets look beefy – what gauge?
Does it intonate well?
How’s the tuning stability?
The neck looks like a set neck with a heel – very cool idea. Could we get a close up shot of the joint / neckplate?


-- "Those who are not dissatisfied will never make any progress" - Dr. Shigeo Shingo

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