Evil

Builder: Phil

Description: A sweet spalted top LP. Tung oiled top, dark walnut back with a satin poly topcoat. Upgrades include: Sperzel locking tuners, Seymour Duncan invader pickups, Switchcraft 3 way pup selector, Switchcraft 1/4″ input jack, and push/push volume pots wired for coil splitting. Minor fretwork was done so she plays and sounds as good as she looks! A serious weapon in my arsenal

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8 replies
  1. Scott
    Scott says:

    Yeah man, you have yourself a beauty there and as you’ve upgraded some things, even better. Love the finish! I may borrow some ideas from ya on my next build.

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    • Phil T
      Phil T says:

      Thanx, I’ve since upgraded the bridge to a gotoh and strap locks too. This thing is so much fun to play and sounds beautiful.

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  2. ikeus
    ikeus says:

    Wow! love the wood lok you brought out.. Wish Fretwire would produce this splated Maple in a LP semi hollow ES
    or Floritine design..: (

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    • Phil T
      Phil T says:

      I would like to see a spalty hollow as well, great idea. Wish i had better pics of evil as those are a little washed out. Looks so much more vibrant in person.

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  3. ikeus
    ikeus says:

    Just ordered up the splayed maple Les Paul this evening.
    Question; Did you do any wood stabilizing or was the tung oil sufficient?
    Depending on how much “character” my kit has to it., I’d like to only
    use tongue oil to it.

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  4. Phil T
    Phil T says:

    Nope just tung oil.. everyone talks about how hard it is to work with spalted wood but it was easy in this case..The kit has a 1/2″ thick splated top. I liberally applied it with the paper towel in cotton shirt ball method, then I literally wet sanded the surface with the oil for additional coats.. I put 5 or so coats on this way and then sprayed several coats of satin poly hardwood floor finish on everything but the fretboard (I work in a bodyshop), result is a nice smooth sexy surface. Do it and u will find urself rubbing ur hands all over it like a nice looking girl lol.

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