First things first. Templates.
I designed this guitar myself in CAD, and then sent the plans to a business I’ve used in the past to make templates for me. Prices are good, customer service is second to none, and the resulting templates are perfect.
I have them CNC cut by Chris Westhoff at LR Design+Build in Columbus OH
Next up we have the wood!
This is pretty much what you would expect for a guitar whose niche was defined by the Gibson Les Paul.
Genuine mahogany for the bodies and necks
Maple for the tops.
Also shown here is a piece of macassar ebony and a piece of Gabon ebony respectively, for the fingerboards.
A closer look at one of the tops just because….well…wow! This thing is going to look pretty sick 🙂
Seymour Duncan Pickups
Hipshot Tuning machines
Tonepros Bridges and tailpieces
LMII Truss rods
Carbon fiber rods
Switchcraft 3-way toggles
BTS and Bournes Pots
Orange drop capacitors
Unbleached bone nut blanks
Output jacks and jack plates
truss rod cover logo inlays,
last but not least…knobs!