59 Les Paul control cavity Plate different?

Discussion in 'Guitar Building' started by JayCash, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. JayCash

    JayCash New Member

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    Setting out to build a 59 replica, ordered some templates off ebay, the template for the control cavity does not match the Gibson plate I ordered.
    Were the earlier Les Paul plates different or is my template screwy?
     
  2. skyjerk

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    They must have changed it. I routed my build according to the templates I got for the 59
    ( Guitar Building Templates - Guitar Building Templates ) and when I went to put the cover I bought for it on
    (genuine Gibson parts) it didnt fit.

    I had to remove a little more wood around the top edge of the cavity to make it fit.

    In retrospect, I should have just sanded off some of the cover. For some reason my mind didnt present me with that option at the time. :shock:
    Either way, it came out OK
     

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