My Xmas present is coming along nicely

Discussion in 'THE Gretsch Discussion Forum' started by radd, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    Christmas morning Santa is giving me a Roasted Maple neck for my Tele.... I’m so surprised :rolleyes:

    He needs help getting it ready


    It comes with a beautiful satin back, but it has a super high gloss fingerboard and headstock. The fret ends are ok, but can be better and I wanted slight roll to the fingerboard. The Elves are apparently not Luthiers.

    I’ve taken a break after a couple hours work on the frets, fingerboard edge and dealing with the high gloss. Only got the headstock done and the first 5 frets on the de-glossing. I only have....22 take away 5... 17 more frets to do. :eek:

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    Close up of what it came like

    Shot of how nice the back comes. Why the heck not make the entire board like that?

  2. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    She's a beauty
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  3. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Nice work!
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  4. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Are you part elf? :D
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  5. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz

    Over the Christmas holidays I was granted temporary Elf status after having gone through the grueling training program. The worst part was trying to get those silly little shoes on.:cool:
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  6. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    Nice job. Nothing better than getting everything just the way that you want it.
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  7. GlenP

    GlenP Synchromatic

    Jul 23, 2019
    Maple Neck roasting on an open fire...
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