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Old 08-27-2012, 03:01 PM   #1
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Hi

This is a new project I'm starting.
This will be a semi-hollow tele, with flamed maple veneer on the top, maple neck, rosewood fretboard and some unknown wood I found for the body back.

I quited the es-335 build because I'm sure I don't have enough time until november to finish it and I won't be able to continue after it.



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Old 08-27-2012, 03:29 PM   #2
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I quited the es-335 build because I'm sure I don't have enough time until november to finish it and I won't be able to continue after it.


I was looking forward to the 335, but understand the complexities and constraints of time. It can always live on the shelf for a while and come back to life in the future. I'm thinking about doing a semi hollow tele as my next build, so Ill be watching this build with interest.
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:22 AM   #3
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I will be building a 335 once - don't know when but I'm sure I will!

Today I cut the neck on the bandsaw. Help me to choose, regular headstock vs. reversed headstock:


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Old 08-28-2012, 12:23 PM   #4
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I personally prefer regular - Reversed headstocks just look very 'out of place' to me most of the time, for lack of a better word.

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The post below is exactly what I mean - They suit some guitars, but not all
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:46 PM   #5
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I only like reversed headstocks on certain shapes. The standard Fender headstock I think looks better the regular way around. Ibanez's on the other hand...

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Old 08-28-2012, 02:09 PM   #6
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For a Fender headstock I definitely say leave it. I only like reversed Jacksons. And even then I hate to tune it.
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:48 AM   #7
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No progress on the neck yet, but glued the body. It's a quality piece of pine I've found at home.


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Old 08-31-2012, 08:37 AM   #8
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I say regular headstock as well

Oh and, PFFT, PINE!
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:54 AM   #9
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I'm going against the grain and advising for a reversed headstock. I've always found them to be more aesthetically pleasing if it's a six-in-line design.
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:18 AM   #10
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I quite like a reverse headstock but it's down to player preference.

And, yay! Another pine guitar hits the streets!
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:05 AM   #11
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Thanks guyz. I think I'll go with reversed headstock, cuz I've already got 2 of the regular one
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:39 PM   #12
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:00 AM   #13
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There we go:

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By the way guyz, I rly don't know what color to choose for it. Blue always pops in my mind but every time I see a blue telecaster it doesn't look good.
I've always been in love with the pensa-mk's finish but I don't know how it goes with a telecaster.

Do you have any suggestions?
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:24 PM   #17
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:46 PM   #18
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:39 PM   #19
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White with black pickguard. I also like the orange suggestion, with a white pickguard and white binding. Ohh, that would be sexy.
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:09 PM   #20
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And... the hollowing job was almost done!


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