LP Classic plans

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LP Classic plans

Postby Roger Rosenberger » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:05 pm

I'm looking for the most accurate plans for a LP Custom. Can someone send me in the right direction.
I want to build one for my son as part of his college graduation present.
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Re: LP Classic plans

Postby Roger Rosenberger » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:35 am

Just checked back in. Hmmm, I meant to say LP "Custom" plans in the title.
Has anyone had experience with the Les Paul plans from LMI?
I can find Stewmac LP plans but I'm not sure they still sell them. I have also heard of some inaccuracies with their plan such as the body is drawn too big.
I'm just looking for a little direction since I don't have a real LP here to copy.
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Re: LP Classic plans

Postby Dave Stewart » Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:33 pm

This link (which I nicknamed the 'motherlode') showed up on another forum......... amazing for the shear tonnage of plans & stuff in there.
http://www.gitarrebassbau.de/viewtopic. ... =6&start=0
You may find what you're after there.
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Re: LP Classic plans

Postby Roger Rosenberger » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:18 pm

Dave Stewart wrote:This link (which I nicknamed the 'motherlode') showed up on another forum......... amazing for the shear tonnage of plans & stuff in there.
http://www.gitarrebassbau.de/viewtopic. ... =6&start=0
You may find what you're after there.


Thanks Dave! I can see why you call it the 'motherlode'. I think I can find something useful there.
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Re: LP Classic plans

Postby Louie Atienza » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:36 pm

Roger, send me a PM....
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Re: LP Classic plans

Postby Freeman Keller » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:59 pm

Roger, I just finished a LP from the StewMac '59 burst plans (which I understand are no longer available). It seems to be fine, don't know how truely "accurate" it is, however. My understanding is that Gibson made them pull the plans. I'd did a few things to mine so it wouldn't be a perfect copy (not that I could make one anyway) - headstock, finish, wooden cavity covers, neck profile. As far as the body being "too big" - mine fits perfectly in a LP case.

http://acapella.harmony-central.com/sho ... e-Les-Paul

If you want "accurate" there was a build thread on MyLesPaul.com where a guy took a 59 completely apart and mic'd everything, measured wood density, duplicated the binding and everything else you can think of. Not only wound his own pups (after measuring a bunch of vintage PAF's), he even rolled his own bumble bees. The thread is fascinating and I'll try to find it for you. Several folks asked for his plans but he refused to publish them.
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Re: LP Classic plans

Postby Louie Atienza » Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:34 pm

Is that the guy from Israel? There was a guy on teh TDPRI wo makes some incredible repros...
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Re: LP Classic plans

Postby Freeman Keller » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:33 pm

Louie Atienza wrote:Is that the guy from Israel? There was a guy on teh TDPRI wo makes some incredible repros...



Yes, somewhere I have the thread bookmarked.
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Re: LP Classic plans

Postby Roger Rosenberger » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:13 pm

Freeman, I read through your thread on HC...very nice.
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Re: LP Classic plans

Postby Gerry Beckles » Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:10 pm

In case you wanted the Les Paul link from TDPRI:

http://www.tdpri.com/forum/tele-home-de ... build.html

Hope this helps.

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Re: LP Classic plans

Postby Eddie McRae » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:13 pm

This may interest you. This guy makes some very nice template sets. I've got quite a few sets of them in my shop now. He offers them in laser cut and cnc cut and has a complete set for the 59 LP (which I have). It seems pretty accurate to me. I always reproduce these templates on 1/2" or 3/4" ply for the actual build though. I wouldn't recommend using his actual templates for the build itself. Instead, copy them on something heavier and save his templates as "masters".
http://www.guitarbuildingtemplates.com/ ... Family.htm
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Re: LP Classic plans

Postby Louie Atienza » Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:55 pm

I'm in talks with a client for a build... already have a nice chunk of quilt and a 1-piece honduran mahogany billet for the back.
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Re: LP Classic plans

Postby Eddie McRae » Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:01 pm

Hey Louie, ...not sure if that's just a generic picture you have above so I thought I'd ask.....will it be a Goldtop?
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Re: LP Classic plans

Postby Louie Atienza » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:09 pm

Eddie, it will be a quilt top. This is actually my CAM software. I just used colors that were close so I could easily select each part by color. Wish I had rendering in my CAM software...
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Re: LP Classic plans

Postby Eddie McRae » Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:50 pm

Ahh, gotcha. I knew it was your software, just wasn't sure if it was indicative of the actual finish you were gonna use. I've done a few goldtops recently which is the reason I asked.
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