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Unread 08-06-2011, 05:11 PM   #1
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Dyi les paul body?

since that guitar is way out of my price range... i thought it would be pretty cool to build my own. any suggestions for an excellent replica that plays as good as it looks?
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Unread 08-06-2011, 05:18 PM   #2
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There are many places online that sell build plans for guitars, including a Les Paul. You'd still need to make templates using the plans, but it's good start in that respect.

I'd also suggest that you check out a site like projectguitar.com which has tutorials and a forum with epic build picstories from people of varying skill levels. It goes a long way to show how there are many ways to do the job right, but none of those ways look particularly easy.

An LP might not be a good guitar to start with if you don't have any woodworking experience, due to the carved top, set neck, and neck tilt, but good luck!

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Not exactly a "Do-Yourself-It" starter guitar, lots of complications by design.


Buy a used 70s or 80s japanese Les Paul, much cheaper and solid guitars.
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Your going to spend more on parts then just buying something like an agile?


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If you can finish a guitar, RM Olsen Kits have received decent reveiws.

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Not exactly a "Do-Yourself-It" starter guitar, lots of complications by design.
I was wondering if anyone saw that.

Anyway, if you want a high quality guitar but you really want to do it yourself, go Warmoth. They've got incredible "in-stock" bodies and are very high quality. Not the cheapest route, but definitely beats the actual Gibson prices.

If you just want an inexpensive LP, and don't want to necessarily build it, +1 to the Agile. Can't beat it for price.
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those look pretty good. i guess you can only find bolt on necks, huh? no neck through diy lp kits?
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those look pretty good. i guess you can only find bolt on necks, huh? no neck through diy lp kits?
Gibson doesn't even make neck-through LPs. Well, at least not traditionally. They're set-neck.
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those look pretty good. i guess you can only find bolt on necks, huh? no neck through diy lp kits?
bulldog does setneck guitars.

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get an agile, or a build it yourself kit from gfs

I like my guitar tone like I like my women, perfect rounded bottom end, cut in the mid section, heavy on the top end, and super tight.

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