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Old 02-21-2012, 08:09 PM   #21
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id stain it. . . as always or maybe a sunburst
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:39 PM   #22
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black-brown-red-yellow burst.
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:04 PM   #23
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Put a tribucker in it. QUADbucker in it
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:42 PM   #24
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Unfortunately (for you guys) I'll probably be painting it a solid black or white. I'm not a big fan of the natural finishes on the Tele Deluxes, and to me the bursts only look good with a white pickguard.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:45 PM   #25
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Unfortunately (for you guys) I'll probably be painting it a solid black or white. I'm not a big fan of the natural finishes on the Tele Deluxes, and to me the bursts only look good with a white pickguard.

make it white D:
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:32 PM   #26
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i say black if its chrome/gold hardware, white for black hardware.
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:09 PM   #27
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Well I strung this baby up this morning, and much to my dissapointment, I found out I'm going to need some major fretwork done. D: (A lot of stuff past the fifth fret just frets out or doesn't even sound out at all.) I'll probably end up getting this professionally looked at because this isn't anything that I want to mess with.
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:18 PM   #28
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Fretwork is really easy though! Make your neck straight (notched straitedge), then sand the frets level with a radius block. After that, re-crown them with the file from stewmac, and roundover the ends with the 3 sided file.

http://www.stewmac.com/shopby/product/0862
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Tons of video's on youtube. IF you can wait a few weeks, i could make a vid.
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:23 PM   #29
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I wouldn't personally pay 90$+shipping for one fret job.
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:25 PM   #30
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well if its one time I guess not, but I knew I'd build more so I bought them.
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Old 02-25-2012, 01:17 PM   #31
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I'm still not quite sure about doing it myself. I could probably borrow some tools to do it, but I'll have to watch some tutorials before determining if I want to do it myself.
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:22 PM   #32
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First coat of primer is on! I'll be putting another one on soon since this one is light in a few areas, but it's been a bit chilly and windly lately. :

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Old 04-11-2012, 03:23 AM   #33
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Not a tele fan myself but I'm liking this. If you got this far, I guarantee you can handle fretwork. Just takes some patience.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:30 PM   #34
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Update time! First coat of paint went on just a few hours ago, and with any luck more will go on in a day or two. Enjoy!

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Old 05-22-2012, 07:39 PM   #35
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Looks good man, the black finish will defiantly look good on that guitar.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:57 PM   #36
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Your going with standard humbuckers or with the large Fender ones?
Anyway, good job!
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:30 PM   #37
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Very nice build man (looks very similar to one I saw on TDPRI).

I would guess from his first post that he's going with PAF-sized humbuckers.
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:40 AM   #38
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Very nice build man (looks very similar to one I saw on TDPRI).

This thread is on TDPRI as well, so there's a good chance you may have seen it.

And yes, I am using standard sized humbuckers, there are waaaaay more options. To do so I got a custom pickguard from Warmoth.
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:58 AM   #39
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That looks great, well done!
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:33 AM   #40
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Looking real nice so far. Have a go at the fret work as others have said its not that difficult. All you need a a true straight edge. Dont go mad though and spend a fortune on one from S Mac's. Just buy a steell rule from your local hardware store. The files on the other hand are a good investment.
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