16. October 2011 · Comments Off on LP style guitar build · Categories: Guitar Builds

This is my first attempt at a guitar build blog. I will be building a Les Paul style guitar and be using the parts that we sell at Philadelphia Luthier Tools & Supplies.   There will be lots of pictures and detailed explanation of the process.  I’m hoping that this will be a great resource that my customers can use.

First, we will be gathering all the wood and parts needed for this project. All the wood was sourced locally at Exotic Woods in S. Jersey.

Wood for Les Paul build3 piece Honduras Mahogany body, Quartersawn Honduras Mahogany Neck blank (enough for 2 necks), Flitch match maple top, rosewood fingerboard, and holly headstock veneer.

Close up of maple topClose up of the flitch matched maple top. Looks like a very good match.

TemplatesLes Paul guitar plans, neck templates, headstock, body templates, and angled control cavity template.

Guitar partsThese are a sample of the part we will be using. Most items are available at Philadelphia Luthier Tools & Supplies.

We will be updating our progress a couple of times a week.

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