NLPJD - New Les Paul Jr. Day (DONE!?)

JeffMcLeod

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Damn, Sap, now I'm thinkin the same thing.
I don't like the color.
It's starting to look like a cheezy stage prop.
No better options at Lowe's so I'm going to try Home Depot.
Otherwise I could get the StewMack ColorTone Antique Gold.
That'd be a week for delivery...
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They're right, that's what I have in mind.

Be honest now; How many of you rolled over the image to zoom in?

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Done - (for now?)
Just for reference, here's what I started with.
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And here's the goal.
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I don't have a white background, or photoshop skills, so a cheapskin blanket on the bench:
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Some glam shots for my album.
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The fret job paid off.
Haven't set the intonage, yet, but I got some good action with no buzz.
She's tight like I like 'em. :D
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Gotta let the nitro cure for a week or so before I can really tune her up and jam a bit.
Hangin' with good company.
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Thanks for following the build.
If anyone is curoius about the budget here's a summary.
I didn't include shipping & tax, or all the stuff I didn't use or re-did out of stupidity.
We're writing that off to educational expense...
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Well done, you knocked it out of the park with the color!
Thanks, I've been gassing for a gold top for some time now.
The paint job on the Shorty was just coming up, well, a little short.
Also had some GAS brewing as a result of Rick's EPI Jr. vid post.
2 for 1.
 

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Done - (for now?)
Just for reference, here's what I started with.
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And here's the goal.
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I don't have a white background, or photoshop skills, so a cheapskin blanket on the bench:
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Some glam shots for my album.
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The fret job paid off.
Haven't set the intonage, yet, but I got some good action with no buzz.
She's tight like I like 'em. :D
View attachment 98828
Gotta let the nitro cure for a week or so before I can really tune her up and jam a bit.
Hangin' with good company.
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Thanks for following the build.
If anyone is curoius about the budget here's a summary.
I didn't include shipping & tax, or all the stuff I didn't use or re-did out of stupidity.
We're writing that off to educational expense...
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Looks great, love the "breakdown" .......

Used the Maestro Junior on this weekend's road trip . Last night's audience was full of musicians droppin their jaws on the Maestro
 

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Looks good. Looking a little naked upstairs though. You should throw on this ....

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Done - (for now?)
Just for reference, here's what I started with.
View attachment 98831
And here's the goal.
View attachment 98830
I don't have a white background, or photoshop skills, so a cheapskin blanket on the bench:
View attachment 98825
Some glam shots for my album.
View attachment 98826 View attachment 98827
The fret job paid off.
Haven't set the intonage, yet, but I got some good action with no buzz.
She's tight like I like 'em. :D
View attachment 98828
Gotta let the nitro cure for a week or so before I can really tune her up and jam a bit.
Hangin' with good company.
View attachment 98829
Thanks for following the build.
If anyone is curoius about the budget here's a summary.
I didn't include shipping & tax, or all the stuff I didn't use or re-did out of stupidity.
We're writing that off to educational expense...
View attachment 98832
Awesome! How does it sound?
 

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Awesome! How does it sound?
I'm trying to let the nitro cure...
But I've dialed it in with a few turns on the truss rod and height adjustments on the bridge.
Intonage was dumb luck right on as good as it gets with the adjustment available.
The pickup is the P-90 size version of the GFS pickups I've had in the Hondo for years, so already one of my favorites.
After final adjustments, the action is still amazingly tight with no buzz.
Only guitar I have with just one pickup, so I've rolled the tone knob back a bit.
All things considered; it sounds and plays way better than a $99 guitar.
 
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