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The eleventh of 15 videos and over 2 hours of footage following Ben Crowe at as he builds a custom guitar from start to finish. The new guitar is pretty much in one piece now and it is time to make the solid padouk backplate that will be recessed into the body. Now, the fun really begins, the guitar is still in its ‘slab’ form and is rather boring so Ben gets out the angle grinder and sanding disks and starts carving the bookmatched bubinga top into a traditional Les Paul type shape. When carving a guitar touch is as important as sight and you’ll see Ben caress the instrument constantly throughout the process The neck carving is pretty scary to watch but you would be surprised just how precise you can be with such a large, and noisy, tool. As with most bespoke guitars built at Crimson Guitars the body is carved with ergonomics in mind and there is an ‘all-access’ neck joint.. needless to say the dust flies!