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    Not to play devil's advocate, but I'd choose...

    Not to play devil's advocate, but I'd choose maple!
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    That is so rad. The 3D looks great and adding the...

    That is so rad. The 3D looks great and adding the lugs to the back was such a smart move. Seeing unique ideas like this is so inspiring
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    Just tweaked your translation slightly. Manu...

    Just tweaked your translation slightly.

    Manu 59800: février/mars
  4. Thread: Woltz's TLA-1Q

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    This thread has been a real roller coaster ride;...

    This thread has been a real roller coaster ride; all 3 iterations of this guitar have been stunning. That pearl binding looks great. Good luck with the sand & polish!
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    Poll: That is a bar style string retainer, it goes on...

    That is a bar style string retainer, it goes on the headstock in between the nut and the tuners. I'm more used to seeing them on guitars with Floyd Rose bridges and locking tuners, but I imagine on a...
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    Hey OliSam It sounds like you're trying to...

    Hey OliSam

    It sounds like you're trying to achieve a whitewash finish, here's a video that might help:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4uI68pFzUg

    Also, to give your grain that grey-ish...
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    That headstock looks amazing, I keep coming back...

    That headstock looks amazing, I keep coming back to look at the pictures

    I'm curious how you did the logo. Did you rout it out and fill it with a mixture of epoxy & glitter?
  8. Thread: Headstock Gallery

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    Sticky: Here's a picture that I've always liked, but...

    Here's a picture that I've always liked, but didn't make it into the build thread
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    And the recipe:
    - Maple overlay
    - Saman water based stain
    - Hand cut celluloid logo inlay
    - Screen...
  9. Thread: Headstock Gallery

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    Sticky: I'm with you guys, this is on another level. I...

    I'm with you guys, this is on another level. I really like how you took inspiration from that D'Angelico and made it your own
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    Lookin' sharp!
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    I know it's going to be a pain to sand it back...

    I know it's going to be a pain to sand it back and start over, but there probably aren't many more LP kits like this out there, and this guitar has too much potential not to give it another go
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    Oooh, I really like the Wasabi... as you may have...

    Oooh, I really like the Wasabi... as you may have noticed I'm partial to greens. But I understand if you want to go in a different direction since you've done green before. I really do think the...
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    I was thinking the same thing...

    I was thinking the same thing...
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    Beautiful pictures; I can't wait to see how this...

    Beautiful pictures; I can't wait to see how this turns out when you get to sanding & polishing. That blue is amazing, especially with the ebony in the grain
  15. Thread: JohnH's LP-1S

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    Your LP looks so clean. Like Sonic said, it has a...

    Your LP looks so clean. Like Sonic said, it has a subtle look, but definitely not understated. So classy!

    Good luck in the GOTM!
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    I quite like the look of the Menthol, but seeing...

    I quite like the look of the Menthol, but seeing as you already have a guitar in that colour the Golden Yellow would look outstanding. I didn't see the Vanilla option on there
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    I agree with Kick, that headstock shape is nice...

    I agree with Kick, that headstock shape is nice and classy. As for getting it symmetrical, if you have a router and a flush cut bit you can always 'trace' one side of the headstock on a scrap piece...
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    Welcome Jaime I built an LP-1SS last year and...

    Welcome Jaime

    I built an LP-1SS last year and may have had the same issue... just not as big of a gap as you. Does the binding on the treble side of the body sit higher than the wood at the neck...
  19. Thread: ES5V first build

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    I cannot wait to see the glamour shots of this...

    I cannot wait to see the glamour shots of this when it's all done, that finish is incredible!
  20. Thread: FS-1 build

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    Nice work on the custom inlay, that looks so good!

    Nice work on the custom inlay, that looks so good!
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    Wait... Matt Pike owns a shirt?! Welcome,...

    Wait... Matt Pike owns a shirt?!

    Welcome, sounds like you're going to enjoy the process!
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    That looks spectacular! I'm a big fan of the S...

    That looks spectacular! I'm a big fan of the S Series style
  23. Thread: Les paul

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    I recently finished a Les Paul... SC not a DC,...

    I recently finished a Les Paul... SC not a DC, but the process should be pretty similar. Check out the link in my sig, I tried to document each step, so that might be helpful for your build

    Good...
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    Looks good waz. I quite like the look of the...

    Looks good waz. I quite like the look of the vinyl decals, especially how the light catches them and really make them look 3D.

    I screen printed on my headstock which sits a bit proud too, and I...
  25. Thread: July GOTM

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    Some real nice pieces this month. Congrats...

    Some real nice pieces this month. Congrats Frankie, that Strat is so fresh and so clean!
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