My Homebuilt LesPaul type Guitar

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Project by tdv posted 03-06-2019 03:29 PM 1155 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well here it is as promised I’ve eventually finished my Les Paul project I saw a piece of furniture that Paul (Shipwright) I believe made with a kind of vine/branch growing up the side of the piece and wrapping over the top very inspiring and so as it’s a Maple top I thought I’d use maple leaves They’re made of Paduak and Pau Amarello with the helicopter (Seed pods) made from Burr Elm they are all inlays about 1/8th” thick the stem is Ebony The headstock is Pommelle (Plum pudding wood) and edged with a Maple binding which was very tricky around the “Open Book” headstock but I steam bent it to near enough shape using my wife trusty hair tongs

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#1 posted 03-06-2019 03:51 PM

Wow Trevor this is an amazing guitar a real work of arts,excellent work.


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#2 posted 03-06-2019 04:10 PM

Thank you Jim I’m really enjoying building them (and playing them) just wish I’d started building years ago

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#3 posted 03-06-2019 05:00 PM

Looks great! I’ll bet it sounds good too.

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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#4 posted 03-06-2019 05:56 PM

Looks great. I love the inlay work that you did. Did u build the neck too?

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#5 posted 03-06-2019 06:39 PM

Great looking Guitar

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#6 posted 03-07-2019 12:24 AM

Very nice!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#7 posted 03-07-2019 03:06 AM

Bet it sounds great!

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#8 posted 03-07-2019 03:17 AM

Nice work!!! Looks fantastic!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#9 posted 03-07-2019 10:22 AM

Thanks for the kind words my friends. To JCamp yes I made the neck it’s made up of three x Five 1/4”x 3” glued together.

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#10 posted 03-07-2019 11:51 AM


-- Petey

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#11 posted 03-07-2019 01:49 PM

Super build, beautiful expert workman ship, congratulations on a job so well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#12 posted 03-07-2019 04:05 PM

Looks fantastic.

Is it a challenge to get these to sound just as good?

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#13 posted 03-08-2019 11:57 AM

Beautiful work Trevor. This is something I have wanted to do for a long time.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#14 posted 03-17-2019 10:41 PM

Great work Trev! I do remember that piece by Paul, sure is the inspirational one!

-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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#15 posted 03-24-2019 07:06 AM

If I already own this, I would add a similar design to my other creations in the house so as to create a signature theme for everything. This would somehow eventually be my trademark and people could easily locate my works in the future. It is about starting small but still aiming big.

-- Christopher James:

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