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  1. Thank you @Prostheta, your words make me proud! And I would like to compliment @KempGuitars, @Osorio and @Andyjr1515 on their amazing buildings!
  2. Thank you Mr Natural! Thank you Andy! I really appreciated your build: beautiful woods, awesome high gloss finishing and really clean work inside the electronic cavity! Thank you Patrick! Thank you Zoltar, I'm working on some new stuff in these days... I will keep you updated!
  3. I decided to give a second chance to this guitar: this is my eight build so far and was intended to be a sum of all things i've learnt in three years of guitar building. I decided to call her Ladybug, or Coccinella in italian, because of the inlay on the twelfth fret. The guitar has been built following the plan of a '59 Gibson Les Paul, but woods and decorations are all customised. The body is made of european ash with a big weight relief chamber, while the top is indonesian ebony, a wood really similar to Makassar ebony, but more porous and lighter. The guitar has
  4. Thank you! That part was really a PITA! but I think that they make the leaves more real!
  5. Thank you! If you haven't read it yet, I suggest you "The art of inlay" by Larry Robinson. It's a small book, but it covers the technique very well. He made some dvds too, but I haven't seen them.
  6. Thanks! As I said before, this guitar was built as a sum of everything I've learnt in three years of guitar building, so I wanted to do a full inlay on the fretboard and on the headstock. I felt in love with inlays admiring Larry Robinsons' masterpieces, so this is a kind of tribute to his style
  7. Thank you Woden I've always been in love with the Les Paul design, I believe it's the queen of guitars! Pickups are Seymour Duncan Jazz at the neck and JB at the bridge. I like how they sound but one day I would like to try some handwound pickup or PAF replica...
  8. Thanks a lot Meatloaf! I'm really happy that you like it!
  9. Here are some pics of the assembled guitar: In addition to standard three wires, I had to use other two for the split coils, so, all in all, there are five shielded wires running through the body. I was a little worrying about noise, but luckily the guitar is not noisy at all! The sound of the guitar surprised me: having used really dense woods like ebony and ash for the body, I was waiting for a more trebly, sharp sound, while I think that the guitar sounds equilibrated. I wonder if this depends on the large chamber routed in the body.
  10. Now the guitar is almost finished so I took a photo with the hardware. I choose golden hardware, because I think that it matches better with the wood and complements the golden mop purfling. I f I could go back, maybe I would also put EVO gold frets... Now it's time to varnish. I didn't want to dye the wood, so to get an hi gloss finish i decided to use polyurethane and acrylic 2k finish. This combination is really easy to sand and you can get a mirror surface with no need of wet sanding. This is the guitar after clear coat. The mop stands out a lot under lacquer!
  11. Thank you! Thank you Prostheta! I'm glad that Nina liked it!
  12. Thank you Andy, I'm really flattered for this comment To cut the hole I used a drill press drilling the headstock from the back and going really slowly. It was stressful!
  13. I decided to put a rose also on the headstock, to complement the inlay on the fretboard. This drawing is smaller than the others, because the flower has to go between the machine heads. I decided to inlay on the headstock also a drawing: the logo Delky. It's just a joke from school times, a nickname from my surname Del Col. The leaves are made with abalone paua, the petals are made with white mop and australian greenlip abalone. The contrast between the different colours of the shells helped me to give more depth to the rose. The writing is made with golden mop. As you can see on the
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