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Another Tele project

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

  1. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Friend of Fred

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    61
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    You really are getting very good David. Nicely done.
     
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  2. Oldfingers

    Oldfingers Gretschie

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    355
    Nov 2, 2015
    Brainerd, MN
    Another fantastic build!
     
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  3. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Starting the nitro spraying. Hoping for better results this time :)

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  4. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Wet sanding the nitro this morning. Appreciating to single piece ash body as well as the spalted maple.

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  5. Roger49

    Roger49 Country Gent

    Feb 18, 2015
    Germany
    Looks beautiful.
    You've obviously got the hang of a nitro finish.
     
  6. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    It's my second attempt lol.
    Using catalyzed nitro that fully cures in 24-36 hours. Amazing stuff.
     
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  7. Dead Roman

    Dead Roman Country Gent

    Dec 22, 2015
    Texas
    What a beauty!!
     
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  8. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    So the body is done now. Pickups work like they should. Got a little behind doing the neck for some reason. Still finishing it and have to level the frets and stuff.

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  9. Mag3

    Mag3 Gretschie

    324
    Nov 22, 2016
    Massachusetts
    It looks amazing. Beautiful work!
     
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  10. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
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    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    I can't stop staring at it lol. There's a cool 3D 'Wave' in the spalt.

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  11. Kitvin713

    Kitvin713 Electromatic

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    Jan 10, 2017
    Fresno, CA, U.S.A.
    The top is cool. But man, I'm in love with everything about that one piece body.
     
  12. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Plugged the USB in but it was already fully charged. Set up the evertune and gave it a few strums. This pickup set is amazing.
    Super Tele tones and zero hum.
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  13. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    That looks delicious, David! Probably my favorite of your builds so far!
     
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  14. Dead Roman

    Dead Roman Country Gent

    Dec 22, 2015
    Texas
    Best tele pickups
     
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  15. KuKuKu

    KuKuKu Gretschie

    272
    Aug 28, 2016
    Germany
    That looks terrific, Eman. Great job!
     
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  16. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Well, this one has taken a bit of a left turn. I actually would have liked to keep this one a while and it plays and sounds so great.

    But my old school buddy (and first bandmate) in the UK wants it, only he prefers maple fingerboards. So I'm gonna build another neck for it and ship it out. At least it'll be 100% CITES-proof.

    He's in a country band in the UK, which in itself is a little odd. I asked him if he'd like the bands name on the fretboard and he jumped at it.

    I saw a guy on Facebook saying he can do this stuff easily so I got hold of him.

    He knocked this out overnight.

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    Charged me less than $50 including shipping. Those are inlays and not stickers, board is at 9.5 radius and he says they are deep enough to go 7.25.

    I'm just amazed. Full report when it arrives.
     
  17. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Country Gent

    Age:
    51
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    It looks so great. Wonderful design.
     
  18. Tinman46

    Tinman46 Country Gent

    Age:
    49
    Dec 19, 2011
    Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
    Fret board looks great. Do you know if the letter inlay was done via cnc router?
     
  19. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
  20. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

    Age:
    60
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Since it took like 30 minutes to make the letters and inlay them, I'd say yeah.
     
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