Mickguard Posted February 4, 2005 Report Share Posted February 4, 2005 (edited) There was a thread about lightening a Les Paul a few weeks back... Personally, I don't like heavy guitars, and I really like hollow-bodies and semis. I have a telecaster here that I'm planning on turning into a Thinline...but I don't want to cap it, if I don't have to... So I was thinking... Suppose I cut the wings off the guitar (I'd make the cut between the bridge and the control panel, for example, the other cut would be on the other side of the bridge, this way I leave the central column intact). Then, if necessary I joint the pieces so they'll glue nicely back together. Then, I route INSIDE the wing pieces, that is, not the top or the bottom but the innards --and the lower parts of the central column too. Then I glue the pieces back together again. If I didn't tell you it was hollow, you wouldn't know by looking (although I'd probably add a sound hole anyway). This would work for the guy's Les Paul too...I figure with the thin blade of a bandsaw, I'll lose just a little bit of the guitar, but not much and nothing that'll be too visible. Sound feasible? Insane? Edited February 4, 2005 by idch Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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