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Old 09-17-2012, 02:34 PM   #1
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What body type?

I having trouble choosing between A Double cut les paul body and a Tele body what would you recommend?
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:29 AM   #2
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The one you prefer, obviously.

Try both. Choose the one that feels better.
If they both feel the same, choose the one you like sound of most.
Still stuck? Choose the one you like the look of most.
If you still can't decide, get the cheapest one - unless you're rich, in which case get both.
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:59 AM   #3
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Do you want a longer or a shorter scale length? Of course, if the the body's not drilled for the bridge then you can have have whatever scale length you want on either.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:45 AM   #4
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The one you prefer, obviously.

Try both. Choose the one that feels better.
If they both feel the same, choose the one you like sound of most.
Still stuck? Choose the one you like the look of most.
If you still can't decide, get the cheapest one - unless you're rich, in which case get both.

Wait what? Buy? This is a Guitar build.
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:00 AM   #5
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Wait what? Buy? This is a Guitar build.

That wasn't very clear!

Is it a first build? The Tele is slightly less work
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:24 AM   #6
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That wasn't very clear!

We're in a DIY Forum.......

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Is it a first build?

Yes this is my first build.
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:53 AM   #7
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We're in a DIY Forum.......
Yes this is my first build.

It's not uncommon for people to do parts build here, where they just buy the body, neck and hardware.

They're both nice simple guitars to build. The Tele needs slightly less routing and is probably easier to find printable templates for though.

Edit: Just thought, my recent build thread might help you out: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/foru...d.php?t=1550516

And here's the template I used if you choose to do the Tele: http://terrydownsmusic.com/Archive/...rawing_revD.pdf

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Yeah, sorry for that. As whoomit said, there's often buying questions in here. I assumed wrong.

Having said that, I would have to say, what he said.
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:16 PM   #9
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It's not uncommon for people to do parts build here, where they just buy the body, neck and hardware.


Oh.....

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Edit: Just thought, my recent build thread might help you out: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/foru...d.php?t=1550516

And here's the template I used if you choose to do the Tele: http://terrydownsmusic.com/Archive/...rawing_revD.pdf

Cool thanks. Do you have a template for a tele with a P-90?
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:17 PM   #10
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Yeah, sorry for that. As whoomit said, there's often buying questions in here. I assumed wrong.

Having said that, I would have to say, what he said.

It's okay. I should have been clearer.
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:19 PM   #11
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Cool thanks. Do you have a template for a tele with a P-90?

I'm afraid not, but you can easily find a P90 template and either rout it separately, or adapt it into that template.
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Okay cool. Thanks. also have you heard a guitar made with oak?
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Okay cool. Thanks. also have you heard a guitar made with oak?

Brian May's Red Special is made of Oak.

Here's a quick summary of Oak (not written by me):

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Oak. Oak is coarse and its large pores are hard to fill, but its availability in home improvement stores makes it widely available. Quartered oak is common at lumberyards. The only thing wrong with oak instruments is that they look so much like furniture. Quartered stock displays an irregular pattern of medullary rays that add interest to the ring lines, though filling the pores with dark material draws the eye away from the rays. Oak loves to bend and is seldom cantankerous in this regard. the hardness of the wood varies across the same board, so machine sanding alone will leave the surface wavy. The trick is to machine sand and then block sand with each grit. White oak seems to have a slightly finer texture than red oak, otherwise, I don't distinguish between the two. This wood is so far outside of musicians' expectations that oak instruments always take them by surprise, especially if they hear them before seeing them. In areas where oak is commonly burned for heat, it may be held in low regard for any other use. Be brave, though. Oak is fun to work with.
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Actually, I just cut up some Oak to use in a couple laminated LP necks
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:17 AM   #15
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Now for finishing questions. How do you get the Nitro on over a wood dye? Do you dye it first then put sealant then the Nitro?
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Wipe on your stain, being very careful to get it even. You have to work quickly because you need to keep a wet edge at all times or you'll get a streaky finish. Spray the nitro on afterwards.
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