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    LP jr - JohnH's #5

    I was very excited to drive over the ANU School of Art today - not only because they have the best damn coffee in Canberra right next door, but also because I picked up this beauty (which forum member @bobby_boy sadly had to part with; see here)

    Postage from the Gold Coast was ludicrous, but due to Facebook and some very obliging friends (and father's of friends...) it made it's way down here to sunny Canberra, for me to collect from the Printmedia and Drawing Dept. ANU School of Art & Design.

    I'm pretty excited. I've wanted one of these for ages, and was sad when they were no longer available. I haven't had much of a chance to look at it yet (kids, etc...), but the Grover tuners are pretty nice, and the fretboard is killer.






    #001 (LP-1S) [finished - co-runner up Nov 2018 GOTM]
    #002 (WL-1)
    #003 (MPL Megacaster - semi scratch build) [finished]
    #004 (ST-1 JR - Arachnoid Superhero build) [finished]
    #005 (LP jr)

    Junk shop acoustic refurbs (various)
    'The TGS Special'

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    Nice pick up JH. very jealous as any LP appeals to my inner love 4 Jimmy Page.

    be watchin this build fer sure.

    EDIT : much fretboard envy

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    I want to try something a bit different for this build - every instrument I've ever worked on has been stained brown or black, lol. I was thinking of using a bright colour - purple, or blue maybe because they kind of work with the nickel hardware (totally open to suggestions though)

    I was almost tempted to try spraying it, but I know with our lifestyle it will literally take me five years to finish it. Tru Oil has always been great because I can do it in bits and pieces of an evening after the kids are in bed, and so I think a stain and TO will have to be the go this time too. Am keen to try a hand rubbed burst though.

    I don't have much money to throw at this, and to be honest it all looks pretty great as it is, so apart from some electronic upgrades it'll probably stay pretty much as it came today.

    Now though it's time to trawl through the build diaries for some inspiration!
    #001 (LP-1S) [finished - co-runner up Nov 2018 GOTM]
    #002 (WL-1)
    #003 (MPL Megacaster - semi scratch build) [finished]
    #004 (ST-1 JR - Arachnoid Superhero build) [finished]
    #005 (LP jr)

    Junk shop acoustic refurbs (various)
    'The TGS Special'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guvna19 View Post
    Nice pick up JH. very jealous as any LP appeals to my inner love 4 Jimmy Page.

    be watchin this build fer sure.

    EDIT : much fretboard envy
    Yeah, there's something about that LP shape that I just really drool over, ha ha.
    #001 (LP-1S) [finished - co-runner up Nov 2018 GOTM]
    #002 (WL-1)
    #003 (MPL Megacaster - semi scratch build) [finished]
    #004 (ST-1 JR - Arachnoid Superhero build) [finished]
    #005 (LP jr)

    Junk shop acoustic refurbs (various)
    'The TGS Special'

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    Well, I guess the game is up as the pic below has secretly been my inspiration for my current JB4-A build. dont mind sharing. I had a PBG - LP custom kit priced and primed prior to the understandable issues only missing out by mere days back in august (still holding out hope for the future btw).. ...

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    more pics here - https://loviesguitars.com/product/on...e-burst-quilt/

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    Nice looking kit. The grain looks pretty cool.

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    Ha ha ha, yeah Guvna, thatís pretty much exactly what I had in mind, though I hadnít seen that. At least now youíve shown me that I can see it definitely looks great. And keep your eyes peeled man, I never thought Iíd get this kit, but these things do come up I guess.
    #001 (LP-1S) [finished - co-runner up Nov 2018 GOTM]
    #002 (WL-1)
    #003 (MPL Megacaster - semi scratch build) [finished]
    #004 (ST-1 JR - Arachnoid Superhero build) [finished]
    #005 (LP jr)

    Junk shop acoustic refurbs (various)
    'The TGS Special'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Mountain View Post
    Nice looking kit. The grain looks pretty cool.
    Iím going to pretend thatís the reason Iím not spraying it, lol

    (But yeah, itís great!)
    #001 (LP-1S) [finished - co-runner up Nov 2018 GOTM]
    #002 (WL-1)
    #003 (MPL Megacaster - semi scratch build) [finished]
    #004 (ST-1 JR - Arachnoid Superhero build) [finished]
    #005 (LP jr)

    Junk shop acoustic refurbs (various)
    'The TGS Special'

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    Good to see it went to a good home. Still a bit bummed out for Bobby, and I hope he can get back onthe horse, so to speak, in the future. I like the sound of your plans JH, will watch on with great interest.
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    That fretboard has some character. I plan on doing a hand rubbed burst myself, so Iím keen to see how your effort turns out. Good luck with the build.

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