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Building my first electric guitar - the Headstock Overlay

10-14-2014 12:19 AM by thamar | 3 comments »

In this part of my blog, I’m going to describe how I built the headstock overlay for my Les Paul inspired electric guitar. The overlay is in keeping with my No Plastic theme. I wanted it to have flame maple bindings and real Mother of Pearl inlay. I made a half hearted attempt to hand cut a bit of the inlay. I don’t have 18 year old eyes and 30 years to master the craft of detailed mother of pearl cutting. In spite of wanting to avoid learning more computer “stuff” I had to resort to learning to do a bit of CNC work. To begin with, I have zero room left in my little shop. I could not fit a large CNC machine into what little room I had left. Secondly, ...

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