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Chambered Les Paul JR. - ish electric guitar.
This guitar is for the more Gibson minded guitar fans, actually for one very specific Gibson leaning player, but with pickups, and wood he was impressed with, and custom inlays recalling his time served in the Canadian military.
Starting with the pickups. He had played a few guitars retro fitted with Sheptone humbuckers and was blown away by their performance and tone. So Sheptone it is... But custom wired with series / parallel tone options accessed with push/pull switches on the volume pot shafts. This allows for a clean and noiseless tone while in parallel, or for that classic driven humbucker tone while operating in series. This combined with a standard three way pickup selector switch, allows for 8 tonal options.
As for the look, it's made to impress. Stunning highly flamed
Jarrah (Eucalyptus marginata) from southwestern Australia, mirrored to present
the flame figure with a chevron pattern. The head cap is also made of the
same mirrored flame Jarrah. The back is flamed Black Cherry (Prunus
serotina), an eastern North American tree. Prior to joining the drop-top
and back, these parts were routed hollow leaving a center beam for the neck
joint, pickups, and bridge mounting. The beam ends just behind the bridge
posts. The rest of the insides were removed leaving enough wood for just
a 3/8" top and back thickness, while the side
are a 1/2". This opens up the sound for a
more airy tone, and also make the instrument appreciably lighter, and with
better balance. The neck is stunning AAA grade flamed Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)
also from eastern North America, while the fret board is pure black Gabon Ebony
(Diospyros crassiflora ) from central Africa. Then for added effect and
punch it to the stratosphere, the tuner buttons, the pickup rings, and the
volume knobs are all Ebony.