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I'm back in the workshop at long last, it's been nearly 8 weeks since I made anything. I'm not back to full health yet, but can't sit around any more. The hospital are waiting to see the medication will solve the problem, but it will be 12 to 16 weeks. if it hasn't gone away by then it will be on the operating table for me (the joys of getting old).

   This week I've managed to do 3 to 4 hours a day, I think that will be my limit for some time to come. So I decided to finish off a few jobs I started last November. These were nearly all finished anyway, so didn't take a lot time to complete them, see photos below.





This is a Les Paul Junior DC with a solid rosewood neck.



A thin line 52 P Bass fully chambered with a F hole, the body only weighs a fraction over 3 lb.


Very standard Swamp Ash telecaster with a maple neck with rosewood fingerboard.



A solid rosewood neck for a Strat belonging to @poopot .
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 14042
    Welcome back Graham.

    I can say, from experience, that hospital ops are no fun.
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  • customkitscustomkits Frets: 556
    Getting I'll is rubbish, hope you're ok

    I hate sitting around too, that drives me nuts
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 992
    GSPBASSES said:



    A solid rosewood neck for a Strat belonging to @poopot .
    And it is the absolute poodles rude bits!...
    thanks again!...
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  • markblagdonmarkblagdon Frets: 583
    Good to see you back @GSPBASSES !!
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 2945
    GSPBASSES said:



    A thin line 52 P Bass fully chambered with a F hole, the body only weighs a fraction over 3 lb.
    A-ha! A Bridgehouse-o-caster. ;)
    I fear the Geeks, even when they bear GIFs.
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  • RolandRoland Frets: 1740
    I’m really pleased you’re back.
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  • Jez6345789Jez6345789 Frets: 878
    Looking forward to taking delivery of the Rosewood neck Junior interested to see how much difference there is in comparison to my other GSP mahogany junior. 
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  • impmannimpmann Frets: 7114
    Good to see you back, Graham.
    Never Ever Bloody Anything Ever.

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  • lonestarlonestar Frets: 1741
    Glad you’re okay Graham, stellar work as usual too :)
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  • rexterrexter Frets: 132
    Glad to hear you're back to the workshop Graham, hope you can avoid surgery. I just got round to putting some finish on the mahogany Jazzmaster I got from you before Xmas. It looks like a one piece body?! Lovely stuff and it's caused a bit of a storm of offsetguitars. Hoping to keep it for myself, just love the mahogany. Your solid rosewood neck really got me drooling too...

     
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  • Those are some really nice bodies and necks.
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  • MtBMtB Frets: 395
    Graham glad to see you back in the workshop where you're happy. Fingers crossed that the meds do their job.
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  • RabsRabs Frets: 832

    Good on you for getting back too it,,

    LOVE that rosewood neck..

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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 992
    edited February 5
    Rabs said:

    Good on you for getting back too it,,

    LOVE that rosewood neck..

    Not as much as I love it

    Its a work of art!...





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  • ChrisMusicChrisMusic Frets: 1115
    Good to see you back again  :)

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  • DrBobDrBob Frets: 1622
    So glad you’re back Graham ! 
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  • GSPBASSESGSPBASSES Frets: 1090
    edited February 10

    Second week back in the workshop, most of the time was spent preparing and gluing up wood for the next lot of builds plus finishing off a P bass I started some time ago. 


     

    Much to my better judgement I've agreed to make a Les Paul custom, I will make two of them in case I cock one up. I only decided to do these because @WezV told us where to get the multicoloured binding, so if it all goes pear-shaped I know to blame. The photos show how I've chambered the bodies and glued on the caps, the caps are plain maple as the guitars are going to be black. I also started a third Les Paul that is going to be much thinner than normal as it's going to have a tremolo, it’s only going to be 45mm thick in total, so I decided not to chamber it.







    Also restarted work on the three mahogany Jazzmaster's. I did start these at the end of November but didn't get very far. I'm also going to complete a fourth Jazzmaster that will have a roasted flame maple neck.


    3 Mahogany bodies, plus one Alder. 1 roasted flame maple neck, 3 Mahogany necks with very dark Rosewood fingerboards.

    Managed to track down really nice, very dark Rosewood fingerboard, they were a bit pricey, but they are so nice and so dark I just had to buy them.

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  • WezVWezV Frets: 8360
    I will accept the blame ;)

    i did full depth channels on mine, but I reckon if i was doing it again I would rip the 6mm multilam binding in half and do a stepped channel 

    I bent the top strips today and will hopefully get them glued in place tomorrow.  
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  • JalapenoJalapeno Frets: 3280
    Welcome back @GSPBASSES ;
    Imagine something sharp and witty here ......

    Feedback
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  • lonestarlonestar Frets: 1741
    @GSPBASSES that’s a cracking amount of work for only starting back up! The Lesters are gonna look awesome :)
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  • John_AJohn_A Frets: 1237
    Good to see you're back Graham :)
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  • DrBobDrBob Frets: 1622
    Oh gawd no, you’re building Jazzmasters ? All sold ?
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  • GSPBASSESGSPBASSES Frets: 1090
    DrBob said:
    Oh gawd no, you’re building Jazzmasters ? All sold ?
      All sold I'm afraid, (theoretically anyway) these Jazzmasters are part of a backlog from my last black Friday sale. Although I haven't contacted all the customers concerned. I will make them anyway and then see if customers still want them. These are only a small part of the backlog that was created while I was unwell. So you might be lucky if somebody doesn't want what they ordered back in November. The P Bass being unwanted by the customer now.
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  • GSPBASSESGSPBASSES Frets: 1090
    lonestar said:
    @GSPBASSES that’s a cracking amount of work for only starting back up! The Lesters are gonna look awesome :)
    Most of the work on these guitars was done back in November.
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  • DrBobDrBob Frets: 1622
    GSPBASSES said:
    DrBob said:
    Oh gawd no, you’re building Jazzmasters ? All sold ?
      All sold I'm afraid, (theoretically anyway) these Jazzmasters are part of a backlog from my last black Friday sale. Although I haven't contacted all the customers concerned. I will make them anyway and then see if customers still want them. These are only a small part of the backlog that was created while I was unwell. So you might be lucky if somebody doesn't want what they ordered back in November. The P Bass being unwanted by the customer now.
    Mate if you would bear me in mind should any of the Jazzmaster sales fall through that would be great !
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  • DrBob said:
    GSPBASSES said:
    DrBob said:
    Oh gawd no, you’re building Jazzmasters ? All sold ?
      All sold I'm afraid, (theoretically anyway) these Jazzmasters are part of a backlog from my last black Friday sale. Although I haven't contacted all the customers concerned. I will make them anyway and then see if customers still want them. These are only a small part of the backlog that was created while I was unwell. So you might be lucky if somebody doesn't want what they ordered back in November. The P Bass being unwanted by the customer now.
    Mate if you would bear me in mind should any of the Jazzmaster sales fall through that would be great !
    Hey @DrBob I've had a message from @GSPBASSES and I've told him I'm happy for you to have my JM parts if you wanted? 
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  • GSPBASSES said:

    Much to my better judgement I've agreed to make a Les Paul custom, I will make two of them in case I cock one up. I only decided to do these because @WezV told us where to get the multicoloured binding, so if it all goes pear-shaped I know to blame. The photos show how I've chambered the bodies and glued on the caps, the caps are plain maple as the guitars are going to be black.
    Sorry to hear you've been unwell Graham - glad to see you're back in action though, I always love these threads!

    Is it too much to hope the LP build we'd talked about could be the second LPC please - assuming the first one comes out fine and this stays "spare"?

    WTB: Gibson SG Standard / Special OR Epiphone Bjorn Gelotte, Line 6 HX Effects

    FS: Maton MS2000, Gibson LP Standard Faded, Catalinbread DLS MkIII, Way Huge Saucy Box, Ernie Ball MVP volume/boost

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  • enteeentee Frets: 82
    great to see you back Graham @GSPBASSES - always keep an eye on what you are making  ;)
    Vox 24, Variax 700, Epiphone Dot Studio (Cats Whiskers pups, custom inlay, custom pickguard), Gretsch 5238T (P90s/B3), Gibson Les Paul Zoot (rainbow),  Gretsch 5135 PS,  'Graick' G2312TVR.
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  • GSPBASSESGSPBASSES Frets: 1090

    This week was more about preparing timber, inserting truss rods gluing on fingerboard, glued on a couple of flame maple caps on Swamp Ash bodies that will be thin line F hole T/C’s. Plus, routed two standard Swamp Ash T/C but not finish them yet. Did manage to finish an all Mahogany Jazzmaster with a Mahogany/Rosewood neck. Also finished two flamed roasted maple necks is a Jazzmaster and a T/C neck. Last job of the week I started a chambered T/C that's going to have a Brazilian Rosewood cap.


    Two T/C's with flame maple caps (there are actually Sycamore), these will both be F hole T/C's.


    Two standard Swamp Ash T/C's, although the top one I think is going to have a P90 neck pickup.



    A chambered Swamp Ash T/C body with its Brazilian Rosewood cap.


    4 maple necks with rosewood fingerboard's two will be Jazzmaster's, and two will be Strat's


    Jazzmaster neck flame roasted maple, flame roasted maple T/C neck, mahogany/rosewood Jazzmaster neck.


    Mahogany Jazzmaster with its Mahogany/Rosewood neck.

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  • Those flame roasted maple necks look absolutely phenomenal! 
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