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Dan Erlewine fixes up a '53 Tele.

Discussion in 'Technical Side of Things' started by wildeman, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Thought this would be enjoyable.
     
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  2. JHall55

    JHall55 Synchromatic

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  3. DrumBob

    DrumBob Friend of Fred

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    Dan is a genius.
     
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  5. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Country Gent

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    Oct 18, 2015
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    I really love vids like that although I will never be some kind of luthier. I leave this stuff to more skilled people than me. Like my dear friend Malte Böwe of Hamburg.
     
  6. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Country Gent

    Jul 5, 2014
    SE QLD
    As much as I'm not into relic'ing it was interesting to see how he went about it. Thanks for posting - I wish we could see an upclose of the plug before and after painting, to see how the grain matched up!
     
  7. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
    Thanks for sharing, really interesting!
     
  8. mschafft

    mschafft Gretschie

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    Jan 19, 2017
    Switzerland
    From butchered to reliced : this tele has come a long way. Thanks for sharing!
     
  9. englishman

    englishman Friend of Fred

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    Apr 5, 2014
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    All of his videos are great stuff. Despite their somewhat high prices, Stewmac has really good customer service, quality parts and they ship the same day. I even did the $39 'StewMax' thing to get free shipping for a year, so now I don't hesitate to order $5 worth of stuff when I need it :)
     
  10. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Yep, i've always had good dealings with them. I like the one stop shopping too.
     
  11. LongJohn

    LongJohn Gretschie

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    Apr 22, 2016
    Queens, NY
    New P.B.S series This Old Guitar. Thanks for posting.
     
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  12. Ricochet

    Ricochet Gretschified

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I'd be impressed if he would have matched the end grain and finished it in a transparent color. :cool:
     
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  13. Gretsch6120

    Gretsch6120 Gretschie

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    Nice save Dan, that guitar must mean something to someone. I wonder how much something like that would cost to do?
     
  14. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    I had a '57 body stripped and refinned in blonde nitro with barely any relicing and it was $450.00. This was at least 10 yrs ago
     
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  15. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    I really enjoy checking out Dan's videos. Not that I'd ever be able to do anything that he does, because I'm wood shop challenged.
     
  16. Dave-B

    Dave-B Gretschie

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    May 23, 2016
    Scotland
    Awesome work. Makes me ashamed of my damp shed with its puny little hobby bandsaw :)

    However, I'll never understand the appeal of relicing. Watching Mr Dan Erlewine dragging a valuable vintage guitar over some garden stones was downright creepy.

     
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  17. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    In this instance you can think of it more as restoration. When i did my '57 it was the same, i had very little wear on the neck so we made the body match and im sure thats what Dan's doing.
     
  18. JHall55

    JHall55 Synchromatic

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    In this case, I don't think of it as relicing a vintage body...he's relicing the new paint.
     
  19. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

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    Aug 15, 2008
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    I guess that really wasn't Relic ing.
     
  20. Dave-B

    Dave-B Gretschie

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    May 23, 2016
    Scotland
    Nope, I will not be moved. Dan Erlewine is scraping a '53 Tele across a rockery. My brain will not process that, I admire his work too much.

    I shall repeat to myself what I suspect Dan was chanting in his head during this evil deed. The customer is always right, the customer is always right... ;)
     
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  21. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

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    You have to be realistic about the guitar tho