I sold a child.... (black limba Neck thu LP)

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  1. #1

    Join Date: Nov 2011
    Location: Central PA
    ME: H.E.L. Valkyrie
    MA: Alvarez
    Rig: ADA MP1 3.666

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    I sold a child.... (black limba Neck thu LP)

    I've been working on this guitar for over six months.. design changes, paint scheme changes.. supply problems.. a nasty breakup... shit happens LOL

    Anyway.. This thing is one of the most beautiful guitars I've made to date... (even though i hate Les Pauls)

    Black limba body wings, black limba /maple/ walnut neckthru section. The top was put on as one piece over the neckthru/wings with a keystone under the fingerboard, This differs from 99% of the way neckthrus with drop tops are made and i feel gives a better joint.

    Electronics are Duncan Alternative 8 in the bridge and a Jazz in the neck with a Fishman piezo power bridge and power chip. The guitar has two jacks to seperate the signals which is really cool (but not all that original) and clean is sounds amazing.

    That was the first Alternative 8 i used.. and.. i LIKE it.. its like a JB with a big fat ass.. but not like an american girl with a fat ass.. like a sexy latino TV game show girl!!!

    This is a Hybrid... the top carve is that of a PRS, the shape is a LP, but its a neckthru...

    It was weight relieved before the top was glue on, but.. dammit, I forgot to put it on a scale.

    5 ply binding on the body and headstock and 3 ply on the fingerboard.

    the MOP and Abalone is from Andy Depaul at Luthier Supply (great stuff)

    The top is from Northridge hardwoods and you can see in the pics.. its got stupid figure and it reflects the grain in drastic different amounts as the angle of hte light changes.. its was expensive.. but worth it

    I have a camera full of pics and video i have to download and process, but i did get some sould clips from it and will load what doesn;t sond like crap to my youtube page LOL

    It might be a paul... but the neck carve is closer to an Ibby or jackson.. the strings are a puss hair off the frets..... it freakin shreds

    I miss it sooooooo much..

    and in the sunlight before assembly

    Last edited by H.E.L.Shane; 01-27-2012 at 08:38 PM.
    I've been thinking with my gut since I was a kid.. afte4 40 years.. I've decided that my gut is full of shit.

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    Join Date: Dec 2009
    Location: Albuquerque, NM
    ME: Sherman Poips
    MA: Martin DXK2
    MB: StringlessRusted Leonbass
    Rig: Mark-V 25 1x12

    iTrader: 10 (100%)

    Wow, that thing looks great man! Seriously good work!

  3. #3

    Join Date: Feb 2010
    Location: Laramie, Wyoming
    ME: Jackson AT Pro
    Rig: Rivera K Tre

    iTrader: 15 (100%)

    That looks AMAZING! Nice work.

  4. #4

    Join Date: Oct 2011
    Location: Sydney

    iTrader: 0

    Great work man. That looks amazing. Black limba us such a nice looking wood

  5. #5

    Join Date: Jun 2009
    Location: New Orleans
    ME: Elysian Custom
    Rig: Bias Desktop

    iTrader: 3 (100%)

    Awesome work!!!

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    Join Date: Jan 2009
    Location: London, Ontario, Canada
    ME: WarmothTele/SE245
    MA: Seagull S12+
    MB: Fender Jazz Bass V
    Rig: Egnater Renegade 65

    iTrader: 2 (100%)

    That's beautiful

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    Join Date: Nov 2011
    Location: Central PA
    ME: H.E.L. Valkyrie
    MA: Alvarez
    Rig: ADA MP1 3.666

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    Thanks guys.. Heres how the top was done Being that its a Les Paul.. you don;t need to install a neck shim, thus making it a bit easier to do it this way,
    this shows the keystone in the top

    Then you mill it off with the overarm router to the correct angle(and finish with a hand plane) there is a jig i use to get the correct angle thats not in the picture

    and then the final result

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Boston, MA
    ME: JP6 / Carvin CS4
    MA: Martin DC-1E
    Rig: Axe-Fx II XL

    iTrader: 34 (100%)

    Fantastic looking guitar man.

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