The saga of the creation of my dream Les Paul.

The Vision: A Vintage style Lester, with minimal adornment - no neck inlays or anything. I am planning for a (HB sized) P90 in the neck and a PAF humbucker in the bridge. It will be blue.

I am indebted to Neil Morgan of Morgan Guitar Works who has endless patience with my foolish ideas - this isn't a custom build ....

There's some fine examples of his older custom builds here including various Les Paul and Double Cut styles, but he focuses now on his own Bird of Prey V and very closely spec'd vintage Les Paul style guitars rather than bespoke designs.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Getting close !

Progress !

Some views of the assembled beast before spraying.

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Time's winged chariot ....

Some headstock cutting and binding action, lonely truss rod gets a home, and the fingerboard is in place

Friday, 20 August 2010


Up to date - in August 2010.

Body carved

Few days later, still June

Body carve finished, and detailed grain now visible (with some naptha to bring out the detail).