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1 hour ago, kizanski said:

When Mike sends you an email with photos of your guitar being built, it gets you jazzed because you feel like you're included in the build process.
Seeing a video of your guitar being built is so many levels above that, I don't even have the words.

And by hand, no less!

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1 hour ago, DBraz said:

Have you had an ETA yet?

Looks like it's right on schedule for the 5-0.

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DC or SC or DC or SC...just when I think I've settled on a body shape a new pic changes my mind

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On 11/3/2016 at 8:35 PM, MCChris said:

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Mother bleeper... WOW!

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30 minutes ago, LarryUK said:

Could you do this to a Les Paul? Would it weaken it? 

Do what?

 

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1 hour ago, cmatthes said:

Do what?

 

I'm guessing the neck heel.  

No, you could not do this to the neck joint on a Les Paul. 

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46 minutes ago, veatch said:

I'm guessing the neck heel.  

No, you could not do this to the neck joint on a Les Paul. 

Is there a difference in the LP Axcess neck tenon that allows contouring where it wouldn't on a LP?  

There's a Nik Huber Orca floating around that's had its heel contoured and it feels solid.

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Cynic - Correct, i likely expressed myself poorly...

If you were to build a Les Paul style guitar and used a joint like Mike or Hamer or Nik use, yes, you could shape the heel.  But the tenon in a Gibson Les Paul i don't think would turn out this clean.  Mike's neck joints are tight all around.  I just grabbed an image off of Google for "Les Paul neck tenon" and this was a good example:

Neck-Tenon-Length-Comparison.jpg

All of those little spaces will result in a crappy looking heel.  That's why Gibson has the little shelf - to cover their sins.

So - if the question is, can a Les Paul be built with a sculpted heel - yes.  If the question is can you do this to a(n existing) Les Paul, i'd say no.

 

And my apologies for derailing the thread.  Back on point - #0058 is going to be a monsta guitar. 

 

Edit to add: Below is a pic comparing a custom shop with a standard US made LP - the Custom Shop looks like the real deal, and you might be able to sculpt it, but i wouldn't based upon the other images...

Neck_Joint_US_vs_Cust-Mod.jpg

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Shut the front door!

 

(wow)

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