sidysm Posted February 15, 2005 Report Share Posted February 15, 2005 K first off first post so I should say thanks to everyone for all the advice and tutorials on this borad it's amazing all the info and has finally motivated to attempt to do something I've always wanted to. I've done the basic plan for the guitar I want to build and now know exactly what I plan to acheive It's going to be a hybrid of a les paul dc stanard plus, les paul custom and PRS McCarty. here's roughly what it'll look like when finished.... so here's the flood of commonly asked newbie questions....I honestly did search and have been reading loads of the site. 1. What is the body thickness for a les paul and typical wood depths ie total thickness, mahogany thickness and maple thickness? 2. I am drawing my plans based primarily to the specs on the gibson site for a dc standard plus here and was unsure whether the neck thickness specs include the fret board? 3. I notice on the gibson site that all the DC models use a 17° headstock angle though most people here recommend a 13° angle, and I always thought the steeper angle was weaker. Is there any benefeit to the steeper headstock angle on a DC. 4. I aint got wood working skills for ****, seriously...so rather than destroy some stunning wood I was considering trying to build the guitar from mdf, then getting a copy carver built to recreate the carve top and routing cavities, thus allowing me full bondo use and barvery to go nuts when making the guitar. Is anyone currently using a copy carver for this purpose, would it be a good idea? I figure better to spend £200 on a copy carver if it would do than continualy destroy £150 pieces of maple. there's probably loads more I need to ask but that'll get me moving with the cad drawings for now, so thanks for any help you can offer. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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