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Hey folks just got a new kit from fellows over at Precision Guitar Kits in Canada ( they have a facebook page), they are making kits out of Vancouver British Columbia. I just recieved a Les Paul kit with ebony fret board, pretty nice!!. Atleast no issues I can see.

I bought it to make a gold top but looking at the plain maple top I may opt to do a light desert or ice tea burst? who knows. I got one without bindings and without the trapzoids, very basic looking but seems to be put together well. 2 piece back well matched. Neck route is tight with a good angle, the bridge will not need to be set to high (top of bridge saddle will be less than 17 mm of the maple top). Not sure if the top carve is 100% true Les Paul carve but it's close.

Real nice kit and only $299 plus shipping ($16). Seems they build to order and I got mine 2 weeks after the order was placed.

Will be my first build so I thought a kit was the way to go.

I posted this on the "mylespaul" forum without pics and boy are they hyper-sensitive, I was excited and did not know where the proper place to post it was so I posted it in a couple of different forum areas. So now they think it is spam etc, seems like a few are getting their panties in a knot. First time trying to post pics, here goes

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Haha, this is so curious...I just got back from MLP and saw your posts and their reaction. Well, it´s understandable, don´t you think? I´m glad this isn´t spam, as I´m very interested in builds from kits. The first two pictures can be seen fine, I can´t see the other two. I vote on the Desertburst, if that counts. What wood is your fretboard? If this comes out nice I may want to look into the maker´s options.

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fretboard is ebony. You can get it in Rosewood, with or without binding or trapzoids. You can get body binding and I think figured top if my memory is correct, of course it all costs more.

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Haha, this is so curious...I just got back from MLP and saw your posts and their reaction. Well, it´s understandable, don´t you think? I´m glad this isn´t spam, as I´m very interested in builds from kits. The first two pictures can be seen fine, I can´t see the other two. I vote on the Desertburst, if that counts. What wood is your fretboard? If this comes out nice I may want to look into the maker´s options.

can you click on the link and see them? I just posted these over there as well and you can see all the pics there, not sure why this is not working?

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It opens a sideways shot of the neck joint, from the back. I think you may have copied another address to post from your PB account. I´m intrigued about these kits options. I´ve been wanting a maple set neck with an ebony fretboard. Are you considering "faux" binding? It still could look cool even if the neck has no binding to match.

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Just looked back at the MLP forum, man some people cannot appreciate things for what they are. this is a 299 kit and yes it may not be to exact Les Paul specs but it still looks like a decent kit that I will be able to make a decent player out of, I hope.

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Well,I would suspect on a "mylespaul" forum they may look down their haughty little noses at a less than exact replica.

But I appreciate a well made kit.And I am betting that with the woods being the right stuff and the neck joint being fairly tight that you are gong to end up with a good LP sound as well.

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After browsing the site it really looks like beautiful work,and I am glad somebody is doing a kit guitar the right way.I hope they do a brisk business.

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After browsing the site it really looks like beautiful work,and I am glad somebody is doing a kit guitar the right way.I hope they do a brisk business.

they should do at that price, i agree, it looks good.

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Wow I just got banned for spam at MLP, I was accused of it by a member and was in kind of an argument with the dumb**s over there trying to show that I was not the rep for this guitar kit company, oh well guess he gets the last laugh?? Who knows, any way I hope people here understand I am not selling for these guys, I work as an environmental specialist at an oil company in Alberta Canada not a guitar kit rep working for commission on a 299 dollar kit??? Oh well, as long as I can post here I will keep showing updates of the build once it starts.

After browsing the site it really looks like beautiful work,and I am glad somebody is doing a kit guitar the right way.I hope they do a brisk business.

they should do at that price, i agree, it looks good.

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