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Les Paul Jr. Appreciation Thread

Posted on February 3, 2011 at 5:37pm 1 Comment

Besides CBGs, I have taken to buying el-cheapo plywood Les Paul Jr. copies on Craigslist and modding them up.  They're easy to work on because the wiring's simple and they have a bolt-on neck.  Here's one I got for $80 including the case:

First thing to do is properly route the pickup cavity for a full-size P90:…


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At 4:22pm on February 16, 2010, Brian said…
Ok, added a tele neck PUP and some spats to the B&K guitar. Kind of a disappointment, just sounds like a telecaster capo'd to fret 3. I also bought some ratshack peizos, want to add them in. I have a couple of questions:

1. The peizo requires a 9V battery - can I mix the output with a regular hi-impedance PUP via a 3 way switch, or does it need it's own jack & vol ctl? (I have plenty of amps, so can go either way.)
2. What's the best placement for the peizo - under the bridge, or in the middle of the sound board?
3. Any other cool wiring schemes to consider?
At 7:24am on February 16, 2010, Brian said…
Thatks Tres, looking forward to posting some videos...

At 9:53pm on February 15, 2010, Tres Seaver said…
Welcome aboard, Brian! You will find lots of helpful folks and information here on all things CBG (CBU, CBB, etc.) Feel free to poke around, ask questions, and post your stuff (photos, recordings, videos, etc. -- I see you are ahead of me here).

Most of all, have fun!


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