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    One Piece Maple Top?

    Hey guys,
    I’m going to build a Burst style Lester and my tonewood dealer also offered me a one piece maple top. I know they used two piece tops on bursts but why didn’t they use one piece ones?
    Best
    David
    Ps: How can I turn the background of the writing board to black? The letters are almost invisible.

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    Re: One Piece Maple Top?

    Anyone?

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    Re: One Piece Maple Top?

    You’d need a 14” wide piece of maple. One piece that wide I’m sure would be pretty expensive, much less expensive to buy boards that are 7” wide and cut them in two.

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    Re: One Piece Maple Top?

    I think he offered it at a similar price like a two piece. Should I take it or prefer the two piece because it’s “historically correct”? It’s not gonna be an exact replica anyway.
    Is a 19mm Neck blank okay if the headstock will be scarf joint?
    Best

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    Les Paul Forum Member
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    Re: One Piece Maple Top?

    If one is using a scarf joint on the neck, then imho all concerns about “historically correct” are of...well.....no concern. I say go for the one piece just to make people look twice and talk about it.
    "As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins." Albert Schweitzer

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