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LP Jr quilt top with Dragon inlay.

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Project by Chardt posted 09-08-2013 05:32 AM 1341 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The latest guitar I made is a riff on a gibson Les Paul Junior double cutaway…I made mine a bit heavier with a quilted maple top, tortoise shell binding, and a neck thru body construction. It also features my most ambitious attempt at inlay yet… a purpleheart dragon inset with mother of pearl scales, spines and teeth, and a contrasting copper wire accent.

I made the mistake of staining the body before setting the inlay, and when I sanded the inlay flush it sanded away some stain, which was a simple mistake and really should not have happened.

-- When my wife ask's what I have to show for my wood working hobby, I just show her the splinters.





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 09-08-2013 06:58 PM

Sweet guitar..one of a kind!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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dpwalker

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#2 posted 09-08-2013 11:43 PM

Outstanding work. The dragon inlay really sets this guitar apart.

-- You have not really lived until you do something for someone who can never repay you.

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Chardt

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#3 posted 09-09-2013 12:59 AM

thanks for the kind words, I try to do something new with each build…I have some ideas sketched out for the next 4-5 builds as well.

-- When my wife ask's what I have to show for my wood working hobby, I just show her the splinters.

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#4 posted 09-09-2013 02:03 AM

well done

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 09-11-2013 04:15 PM

Beautiful guitar! The dragon inlay is a great accent, very nice wood and pearl combo. Outstanding work!

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