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Another Tele project

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by englishman, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    IMO Great colour, but the pattern on the top is looking like an ant hill now. The pg draws attention away from the wood grain. Love the binding though
     
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  2. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Routed the project for the Evertune bridge. Only took a couple of hours this time. Getting to do a little with this in between coats for the 325.

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  3. Roger49

    Roger49 Country Gent

    Feb 18, 2015
    Germany
    Very spectacular.
    Pity it's not a Strat.
    Sorry, sorry!
    Having said that I don't think it would work with a Strat but with the Tele shape, brilliant.
     
  4. Dead Roman

    Dead Roman Country Gent

    Dec 22, 2015
    Texas
  5. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    So, got the neck pickup route done. Cut the hole for the control panel, cut the binding channel. Still had time for a mockup.

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  6. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    70
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I'm really liking that body wood/tort pickguard combination. Looks very classy to me.
     
  7. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Thanks! Looking forward to getting strings on it.
     
  8. Tinman46

    Tinman46 Country Gent

    Age:
    49
    Dec 19, 2011
    Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
    The pickguard is growing on me. I was firmly in the no pickguard camp but that works well now that I see the hardware on there.
     
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  9. Mag3

    Mag3 Gretschie

    490
    Nov 22, 2016
    Massachusetts
    It is looking great!
     
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  10. Henry

    Henry Friend of Fred

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    I must confess I agree and I'm not even a fan of tortoise shell pattern in general (well, except on tortoises and cats - my favorite animals).
    This guitar falls within that rarified category of being very unique and different without being odd. It really is looking classy.
     
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  11. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    I love everything about this build cept for that bank vault of a bridge. how much do those things weigh on their own?
     
  12. heinzman

    heinzman Gretschie

    IMO, this guitar looks more like a rock than made of wood. Kind of marble...
    I like it so much !!!!
    But... is a Tele a Tele without strings through the body ? ,-)
     
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  13. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    They say:

    An EverTune bridge weighs 0.58KG (1.28 pounds). The actually weight added is only about 6 – 8 ounces (170 grams225 grams) since we subtract the weight of the wood and hardware removed.

    The benefits outweigh the negatives here, it's an awesome system.
     
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  14. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Well, the strings feed in through the back, so that's close enough for me :)
     
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  15. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Country Gent

    Age:
    51
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    I really would like to try this bridgesystem myself. It sounds like a clever idea. I wonder whether the many (moving) parts of this unit will affect the sound.
     
  16. heinzman

    heinzman Gretschie

    This is gonna be the most beautiful Telestyle guitar that I`ve ever seen. I´m sure!
    A bit of GAS is now here...:(
     
  17. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    It's for sale and CITES friendly :D
     
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  18. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Binding on and jack output hole drilled. Just sanding, finishing, assembly and fretwork left.

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