The neck finally arrived but the body is in Vancouver Customs today. I couldn't wait to get started on it. Macassar Ebony fingerboard on mahogany with quilt maple veneer. Thanks to the guys that posted on this website about tuner alignment on a Warmoth Peghead.
That's a CRACKER of an L5!!! The headstock veneer...the body...the paint job...it's fantastic. I am going for a cherry sunburst on my L5....damn, I love that matching peghead, tho...
You going a full set of 59's? I'm going Phat Cats with mine :headbang1:...L5S's rule!! More pics!!
You are indeed welcome, my rockin' friend... :headbang: There is bothing like when you first plug in the guitar you have been waiting to hear for the first time...it just gushes the love... :guitarplayer2: My L5 is my third Warmoth product (I have a strat and a tele)...when that Strat first made noise...you're gonna love it!
Assembly complete except for the truss rod cover which is on order. While waiting for the pup's I had all the other wiring done. The schematic I was using was slightly different from the one provided by Seymour Duncan. I found out the tone pots weren't working correctly so I had to do a little rework on the wiring.
The ebony fretboard is really smooth and plays great. The tone is better than I ever expected. It goes from warm & buttery to tons of bite & sustain with some overdrive & compressor.
I wanted to start on the wiring before the p'ups arrived so I got a schematic off the internet. I think it was for an Epiphone Sheraton. They had the capacitor off the tone pot tied to the volume pot lead with the wire from the pick up. I installed the pick ups without looking at the wiring diagram from Seymour Duncan. S.D. had the cap from the tone pot connected to ground. When I first tried the tone knob it sounded like it only had two settings, on and off. The moral of the story - read the directions.