Dream Les Paul

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guitarmattms
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This is one idea I had to build for education.

Body - Basswood
Neck - 24 with Rosewood and the same inlay.
Tuners: Wilkinson EZ-LOK
Bridge- Floyd Rose or an Ibanez Edge Lo-Pro
Pickups - Neck: Dimarzio Evo
Middle: Fernandes Sustainer
Bridge: Dimarzio Evo 2

So, what do you guys think?
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The pickguard is an eyesore on all LPs. It'll also get in the way of the trem bar. I'd lose it.

Longer scale for the 24 frets? I have a hard time reaching the upper registers as it is. With even more frets I don't know.

Blue is cool but why not so you can see the wood through it? And how about a blue headstock?

I also have no idea how the pickups will work for you. I didn't like my LP until I put P90s in. Too muddy with humbuckers.

Nice one though. :)
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I could be very wrong although,
The Les Paul shown has 21 frets. If you go for 24 frets you'll be pushing the neck pickup even more out of the "Sweet spot". Add to that a sustainer in the middle? The sustainer needs to be as close to the center of the strings as possible. The closer it gets to the bridge the less effective the sustainer becomes. It's a leverage thing. Locking tuners? Kewl I suppose but you would rather have a locking nut. Could you imagine the Les Paul auto tuners on that beast though?? Finally, turning a Les Paul into a Strat, RG, JEM style guitar Kinda defeats the purpose of having a Les Paul. Please don't misunderstand. I beleive you need a Les Paul for your collection. A Strat too. It would be kewl to have two Les Pauls, one stock and one with a double locking Floyd Rose. A sustainer equipped RG. and a JEM. Am I weird for really liking the floral?
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A friend of mines got one of these but in white ....
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..never liked les pauls myself but this is real nice

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how about getting the hardware to match the pickguard silver
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what site do you go to to make those pictures of guitars liek the les paul at the top
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Mr. Supertron wrote:what site do you go to to make those pictures of guitars liek the les paul at the top
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Finally, turning a Les Paul into a Strat, RG, JEM style guitar Kinda defeats the purpose of having a Les Paul.
I understand what you're saying. For me.. it's kinda like having a best of both world thing for me. I like the shape of the les paul but I don't want it to be traditonal.. I always like some odd thing to my guitar.

So, for the sustainer... I should put in the Neck position then?

Thanks for all the comments.
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wasoota wrote:The pickguard is an eyesore on all LPs. It'll also get in the way of the trem bar. I'd lose it.

Longer scale for the 24 frets? I have a hard time reaching the upper registers as it is. With even more frets I don't know.

Blue is cool but why not so you can see the wood through it? And how about a blue headstock?

I also have no idea how the pickups will work for you. I didn't like my LP until I put P90s in. Too muddy with humbuckers.

Nice one though. :)
I agree completely. The pickguards look ridiculous on LPs.
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How's you make this? I know its not real, but it looks cool....
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Always wanted a Gibo with what's called a AAA fireburst. Only seen one in a mag in 2001. It was cool.
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