Gibson Les Paul Signature electric bass guitar

GIBSON produced the LES PAUL SIGNATURE BASS between 1973 and 1979. The Les Paul Signature bass was hollow bodied with an arched maple top and a single low impedance Super humbucking pickup. Early examples have rounded edged pickups, chicken head selector switch and chrome pickup surrounds -  later models have a rectangular shaped pickup with plastic surround and a circular selector control.

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Martin 0-28K acoustic guitar

The Martin 0-28K was made between 1917 and 1935. It was an all koa steel stringed version of the Martin 0-28. The koa tops were used in part because of a belief at the time that spruce soundboards could not withstand the force of steel strings. Makers like Martin noted the use of koa & steel strings on Hawaiian made instruments and followed suit. Total production of the model was 641 were made in total. The 0-28K, at least until 1929, had the bridge set up in such a way that it could be easily converted between Hawaiian and Spanish configurations by simply raising the nut.

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Gibson Les Paul DC Standard electric guitar

GIBSON introduced the LES PAUL DC STANDARD (LPS2) in 1998. The Les Paul DC Standard is a double cutaway version of the arched-top Les Paul with two humbucker pickups, similar to the Hamer DC design from the 1970s. The DC Standard has 24 frets, single master volume and tone controls and '60s-style slim taper neck profile. Some suggest that these newer 24-fret carved top doublecut Les Pauls were Gibson's response to the success of PRS in the 1990s.  The mahogany bodies on the Les Paul DC Standard were chambered for weight relief and capped with carved figured AAA maple tops.

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Dakota C1 Cougar acoustic guitar

The Dakota C1-Cougar was a dreadnought style acoustic with a single rounded cutaway and solid Englemann spruce top. Dakota Guitars' acoustic designs combined traditional craftsmanship with high tech computer aided design. The guitars were made in Asia for distribution in the USA by Sound Trek Distributors of Tampa, Florida. The Dakota models were named after rare American animals (buck, big-horn, wolf, cougar, eagle and grizzly). Each had an abalone bound headstock with a snowy mountain inlay.

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Gretsch Brian Setzer G6120-SSL

The Gretsch Brian Setzer Signature model G6120-SSL (Nashville) was introduced in 1994 and was built in Japan. The design was based on the guitars in his Brian's vintage Gretsch collection with trestle bracing matching that of Setzer's favorite '59. The pickups were originally Gretsch Filtertrons but in 2004 were changed to TV Jones Classic pickups. The G6120-SSL came with Dice controls, Sperzel locking tuners, pinned Adjusto-Matic bridge, nickel hardware and Bigsby B6CB vibrato tailpiece.

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Epiphone FT De Luxe (1939) acoustic guitar

EPIPHONE manufactured the FT (Flat Top) De Luxe between 1939 and 1942. The FT De Luxe was a flat-topped version of the De Luxe archtop. A later cutaway version was introduced in 1954.

Epiphone described the FT De Luxe as follows in their 1939 catalog:

"DE LUXE is the appropriate name for this unusual flat-topped guitar as it is built to the same high standards as the regular DE LUXE with the carved top.

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Convert Sketchup SKP files to DXF or STL



Operating system: 

Windows and Macintosh

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Sketchup plugin

This is a plugin script for Google's free 3D design program Sketchup. The free version of Sketchup has limited file export options and many CAM programs will not recognise the native Sketchup (SKP) file format. This plugin allows you to export your Sketchup model as a DXF or STL files readable by most CAM and 3D printer software.

The code for this plugin is opensource - and hosted on github.



Flying Z / Thunderbolt electric guitar

The first Thunderbolt/Flying Z guitar was a custom instrument made from Gibson Flying V parts. The Flying-Z was not a Gibson design but was comissioned as part of a April Fool's spoof article for the UK "The Guitar" magazine in the early 1990s. The korina body looks like a Flying V with its upper winglet removed, reversed and reattached (giving a shape like a Z). The string though tailpiece is a custom made Z shaped one. The rest of the guitar is otherwise standard Flying V. Gibson themselves made some copies of this design in the late1990s, as did Hamer and Fernandes.

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Gibson Reverse Flying V electric guitar

Gibson has reversed the famous flying V fins on this limited production model: it now flys in the opposite direction. The headstock has also been changed, it looks like an asymmetrical Dean headstock. Body and neck are mahogany. Fingerboard is rosewood, with 22 frets and dot inlays. Hardware is gold plated with Tune-O-Matic bridge and string though reversed V tailpiece.

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GIBSON Flying V Medallion

Gibson Flying V Medallion electric guitar

The Gibson Flying V Medallion was made in 1971 only - with less than 350 made in total (although the serial number sequence accounts for 353 - some of these would undoubtedly have ended up in the Gibson rejects bin). The design of the Flying V Medallion was very similar to the first reissue Flying V, but each had a unique limited edition medallion gold colored coin engraved with its production number screwed to the top of the body. The case also had a medallion coin attached to it - but without the engraved number.

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Gibson ES-335 Larry Carlton Signature electric guitar

GIBSON introduced the ES-335 LARRY CARLTON SIGNATURE model in 2002. The ES-335 Larry Carlton was based on Carlton's own 1969 Gibson ES-335. Intially it was made only during 2002, but it was later reintroduced in 2004. Gibson closely copied Larry's guitar including the non-standard positioning of the bridge and tailpiece (tailpiece is slightly further back than usual) and the single piece slim taper mahogany neck. Available in Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Pelham Blue, or Vintage Sunburst. It has a unique "Mr 335" truss rod cover.

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Goya GA-420 acoustic guitar

The Goya GA420 was a dreadnought acoustic made in the 1970s, most likely of Japanese origin. The GA420 had a laminated spruce top, mahogany back and sides, rosewood fingerboard and bridge and deluxe individual machine heads. The Goya GA420 acoustic guitar seems to be a model unique to the Canada market. The inside label does not reference it's country of manufacture not Sweden or any other country during the period that C.F Martin controlled the Goya brand name.

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ESP Max Cavalera AX electric guitar

The ESP Max Cavalera AX model was introduced in 2007, replacing Cavalera's green Viper signature model. The ESP Max Cavalera AX had an X-shaped pointy alder body with neck-through maple neck and ebony fingerboard. The single humbucker was a Seymour Duncan SH-6 Distortion - like on Cavalera's Brazilian flag Viper model. Finish was white until 2009 and then it was changed to Urban Camo finish.

The LTD version of this model was the LTD MAX-600.

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ESP Max Cavalera RPR electric guitar

The ESP Max Cavalera RPR model was introduced in 2016. The ESP Max Cavalera RPR has a bevel edged body shape that combines Cavalera's previous two signature models (the X-Shaped AX and the Explorer shaped EX). The body is alder with neck-through maple neck and ebony fingerboard. The single humbucker is a Seymour Duncan SH-6 Distortion. Finish is satin Black Desert Camo.

The LTD version of this model is the LTD MAX-200-RPR

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ESP Max Cavalera EX electric guitar

The ESP Max Cavalera EX model was introduced in 2011. The ESP Max Cavalera EX has a pointy Explorer shaped alder body with neck-through maple neck and ebony fingerboard. The single humbucker was a Seymour Duncan SH-6 Distortion. Finish is Urban Camo.

The LTD version of this model was the LTD MAX-200

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LTD MAX-200 RPR electric guitar

The LTD MAX-200 RPR was introduced in 2016 and is based on the ESP Max Cavalera RPR signature model. The The LTD MAX-200 RPR has a bevel edged body shape that combines Cavalera's previous two signature models (the X-Shaped AX and the Explorer shaped EX). The body is basswood with bolt-on maple neck and rosewood fingerboard. The MAX-200 has two ESP LH-150 humbuckers. Finish is black with white bevels.

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Lee Hooker S-Caster RH+ electric guitar

The Lee Hooker S-Caster RH+ is a strat style electric, hand made in the Czech Republic. It features 3 EMG S2 single coils with an active noiseless mid-boost which enhances the mids up to 22 db - powered by a 9V battery box in the back of the body. Other features include: lockable and lowering tuners. The Roller Fender-LSR helps tuning stability and string life. The S-Caster is available with various custom options.

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Lee Hooker Tuxedo baritone electric guitar

The Lee Hooker Tuxedo is a baritone electric guitar hand made in the Czech Republic. The single cutaway body is made from 2 pieces of swamp ash which sandwich a mahogany core. The 28 inch scale length neck has an ebony fingerboard with walrus tusk dot inlays. The pickups are a Lollarton humbucker in the neck position and an LR Baggs piezo ABR bridge.

Source: Lee Hooker Tuxedo page

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Schecter S-PT electric guitar

The Schecter S-PT was a telecaster style electric with swamp ash body, introduced in 1995 as part of the sought-after US made S-series. The Schecter S-PT was available with 2 single coil pickups, or 1 single coil sized humbucker (either at the bridge or neck) plus one single coil. Finish was hand-rubbed oil and wax, with optional colored tint. Hardware was chrome colored although the S-PT-X version had black hardware.

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The LeeHooker brand was established in 1998, by professional musicians who wanted to try building guitars. LeeHooker is based in the Czech Republic and offers a range of electric guitars, basses, effects pedals and guitar accessories. All LeeHooker guitars are custom boutique instruments (up to 90% handmade) all models are solely made in Czech Republic.

Currently LeeHooker offer two product lines: The Vintage Line and The Pro Line. The Vintage Line models are replicas of famous models from well known brands, The Pro Line models are LeeHooker original designs.

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