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I got a hankering for a gold top Les Paul, so I decided to build one. This one has Spanish cedar for the back. The piece had several knots that I was able to either cut around or place in cavities. The cap is maple, mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard. Finish is nitrocellulose lacquer. There were a few minor blemishes, but on the whole I am very happy. It is very light for a Les Paul and sounds amazing.

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Just superb! Don't see many of the gold tops.

A buddy had a white LP when we were in college, I had a solid-body Epiphone that he liked, but couldn't ever talk him into a trade!
 

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I'm getting better at all aspects of furniture, but to see the work you've done on this absolutely amazes me. The precision of all the joinery and fretwork along with a phenomenal finish just blows me away.
 

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Do you have any build photos.

I would love to see some in progress pictures.
 

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This came out great! Beautiful guitar, sir. I have always wanted to build an LP.

We need to have a guitar build swap one of these days.
 

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Beautiful work how dose it play and sound?
 

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It plays and sounds most excellent. The sound is that of countless classic rock records, and it plays like a dream. I would put it up against any commercial instrument and even many custom instruments. The nitro lacquer has cracked and checked nicely, though that was not my intent. My kids have also done a good job of giving it a little bit of an aged look through knocking it over a couple times and such.
 
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