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    Build No 8 SSCM-1E Les Paul Custom

    Just got the SSCM-1E all mahogany kit with the view to make a black Les Paul Custom with gold hardware my version of the "Black Beauty". I even ordered the split diamond mother of pearl inlay from ebay. Significant upgrades seen in the photo below:

    Tonerider Gold AC2 pickups
    Gold Grover tuners
    Gotoh Gold tunomatic bridge and tail piece.
    CTS long neck pots
    Sprague caps
    US speed knobs for the CTS pots

    Will grain fill with Z poxy resin and undercoat with filler acrylic lacquer rattle cans. Colour coat with black acrylic rattle cans and clear coat with clear acrylic. All the rattle cans came from a local car paint retailer and have the wide spray nozzles that make spraying a bit easier.

    The body looks good the neck is a very good fit and the neck angle appears to very good for the future set up.
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    Very nice ingredients, indeed.

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    Good to se you back Stan. Look forward to seeing this one.
    I've certainly admired your previous builds.
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    Nice kit, cool project Stan.

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    Any other steps towards a more LP Custom look, like thicker, striped binding and rectangular inlays, or is that just a step too far/complicated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Barden View Post
    Any other steps towards a more LP Custom look, like thicker, striped binding and rectangular inlays, or is that just a step too far/complicated?
    Hmm had not thought about that. I will research further to see how hard it would be to redo the fretboard inlays and the bindings. It wasnt part of the original plan as I got carried away with the all mahogany body and the ebony fretboard but never so never.
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    Headstock shape and grain fill

    Headstock shaped roughly gibsonish and first coat of Z poxy applied. I usually use timbermate but since this is going to be painted I decided on Z poxy to ensure no shrinkage will occur after painting with acrylic lacquers. The coat will be lightly sanded after 24 hours and a second coat of Z poxy applied. Then its time to sand back to wood after the second coat is dry and hopefully all the grain or pores will be filled. I am painting the neck and body separately and will glue the neck on for the final addition of the clear coat.
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    Hi Stan, I remember you doing some good things a while back.
    Iíve got a Tonerider AC 2 neck pickup in one of my guitars, Iíve really liked it.

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    Final sand of Z poxy and glue neck

    Sanded back the second coat of z poxy back to the wood and was impressed by how smooth and flat the guitar now is. Should help to make that shiny black finish sparkle like a piano. I was not going to glue the neck on yet but watched a video of how gibson paint and finish guitars and so I attempted to duplicate their hanging rig. Chain clamped on to the rafter of the shed connected to the guitar by a removable connector and a eye bolt. I think finishing the guitar with the neck glued on will allow for a better transition at the neck join which of course will be covered by layers of paint and clear coats. Thats the theory anyway.
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    That's what I'd do, making sure that you'd done everything you want to do to the body and neck first.

    E.g. If you are going to fit a bone nut, then I'd do that before any spraying.

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