Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by yanquii, Jul 8, 2006.
You could go the Warmoth route. Get someone good to assemble it for you if you're uncomfortable with doing it yourself. Would certainly cost less than $2000.
I think Scott Heatley could do that for around $2g
I agree.scott probably could do it (do you want it to be a flat top? like the picture)
Do you want a near zero degree neck angle, because that what you'll need to use that type of bridge. It's not a problem. I just thought I'd point it out.
I think that'll also depend on whether he wants the fretboard to be flush with the body like an Les Paul, or like a tele or strat where the neck pocket is less deep.
And if you want a rosewood? top, it'll almost have to be a thinner acoustic type piece glued onto a slab. Carving a LP type rosewood top is a major pain in the ass, and it would be crazy expensive to get anybody to undertake a project like that. At least not for $2000.
If you can go the bolt-on route, Warmoth would be way under 2 Gs.
www.soulmateguitars.com. You have to be careful with anything gibson though. They will try to sue you for just about anything.
It might be possible. No Gibson logos of course.
Flat top, hard tial bridge, the neck shouldn't have to be flush to the top as the bridge requires some elevation like on a trem guitar.
Interesting...there are so many builders making almost exact copies of Gibson guitars that it hardly seems they care. That LPS-ish guitar on my site is as close to a big name guitar as I wanna get anyway.