Friday, August 27, 2010

Bloggaday 187 – Craftspicable Me: A ’58 Gibson Les Paul pt 3

Bloggaday 187 – Craftspicable Me: A ’58 Gibson Les Paul pt 3

Now I didn’t go into the thing thinking ‘tutorial’, so I’m not going to try to jerryrig one. If I ever make another one though, I definitely would. As a whole, I’m happy with it. It’s kind of like the first faux katana I made a couple of weeks ago (imminent Bloggadays will talk about these). I originally set out to make a katana for myself because, again, I thought it would look cool. I wasn’t completely happy with it though, so I thought, “Hey, I bet my nephew would like this. I could just make myself a new one.” Unfortunately, I don’t know anyone who would have any feelings with any semblance to happiness to receive a mediocre fake guitar, so I kept it. If I do though, expect a guitar tutorial for a future Bloggaday.

I wasn’t thrilled with the paint job on the body of the guitar. I don’t use paint a lot, so my mixing skills aren’t very good. I did the back first, which is pictured below

58 Gibson Les Paul

The front paint job was a bit of a clustermuck.

58 Gibson Les Paul

I ran out of yellow before I could finish the painting, so I had to go to the store and redo it. Unfortunately, I put too much red for the faded section, so it turned out a bit mediocre.

Let’s see… I painted the neck but used a sharpie for the mother of pearl. I’ve already scratched it up a little bit, but meh.

This was a very good introductory project for me. I don’t do a lot of stuff like this, so I think it really helped me quite a bit to prepare for the particleboard katanas I made.

Yeah, I guess that’s it.

Listening to

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