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Old 01-04-2013, 10:17 PM   #21
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Looking nice as hell. I'll be following this!
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:21 PM   #22
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Ok, you've got my attention now. Post pics plz


glad you could hop in dude, I really enjoyed your Telecaster build thread, was very impressed at how much awesome you crammed into it! So as requested, pic of the poplar:




Template drawn on it reverse to show how the figure will look on the back. Not the prettiest piece of wood in the world, so I may stain it darker to hide the greenish heartwood that you can see in the piece on the left.

That ugly heartwood is also why the join isn't the center line, didn't want to include that into the body too much.

Moving onto the pretty top, I got screwed on the piece of zebrawood I bought. Never turned up and the seller has gone awol...

Sooooooooo, not to worry as I just scored these beauties for 58 in total. Absolute bargains:

Marbled English Walnut



Redwood Lace Burl



Im planning to use the redwood burl for this build now, keeping the marbled walnut for a bass I plan to build in the future.

Would appreciate some opinions on the mockups below, at the moment im swinging towards the 2nd or 3rd.










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Old 01-06-2013, 06:38 PM   #23
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yeah, second or third. Keep all the hardware black, personally... id go no scratch plate, depending on how the wood looks. Keep at it dude
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:47 PM   #24
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The third is awesome.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:34 PM   #25
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You really need the pickguard. Telecasters look naked without one unless they have a carved top.
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:27 AM   #26
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Carve the top and dont add a pick guard. Honestly, it would look good flat top with no pickguard. regardless,

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Old 01-07-2013, 03:35 AM   #27
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The third one looks pretty great. Or change all the hardware to chrome and have a chrome-covered bridge and neck pickups
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:27 AM   #28
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You really need the pickguard. Telecasters look naked without one unless they have a carved top.


This is kind of what I've been thinking. I don't want a carved top, I want this thing to be a big fat slab of solid Tele.

I may look into clear pickguards, just to add a bit of protection to the picking area, but in all honestly I'll probably be going with the black option.

I bought a Giovanni GVT-1 for the neck position of this guitar, so now all I need is the pickguard and bridge humbucker (probably going for a Bareknuckle Nailbomb if the price is right).

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Old 02-18-2013, 10:54 AM   #29
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Progress! Finally made it to the workshop over the weekend and spent a few hours planeing and glueing the body then slicing up the neck material to make the laminate blank.

To recap: two piece poplar body and five piece mahogany and wenge neck. Well worth the umpteen wenge splinters I received for my trouble. Neck has a mahogany center surrounded by two wenge strips that were split from the same piece, shame to glue them up really as the figure is beautiful.

This guitar also now has a name. She will bear the name Valerie, in loving memory of my amazing aunt who passed away just before Christmas.













More next weekend hopefully
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:19 PM   #30
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Tad more progress... got the neck blank planed and ready for rough cutting before the fretboard goes on.



Got my redwood top glued up too, hope to have this glued to the body soon then the fun really starts

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Old 03-29-2013, 06:54 PM   #31
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Looking good, man.

My only piece of advice would be to buy some Titebond Original.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:12 AM   #32
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Looking good, man.

My only piece of advice would be to buy some Titebond Original.


Done, my good man. Somebody else suggested this brand too so I picked some up. Will be used going forward for all remaining tasks (gluing fretboard to neck, body top to body etc).

Only two parts left to buy now, the control plate assembly and the bridge pickup (currently looking at Rio Grande humbuckers).

More action next w/e
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Old 04-21-2013, 03:43 PM   #33
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Redwood top glued to body, fun starts soon



On a side note, I really need to take my DSLR to the workshop instead of using my shitty camera phone...
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:20 AM   #34
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Good to see the UK builders out in force!

All looks to be going well so far, keep up the good work
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:40 AM   #35
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Settled on a hardware combo, all black with chrome pickups

Should look something like this:

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Old 04-27-2013, 07:49 AM   #36
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Good stuff so far. If you don't mind I ask, what made you decide on a five piece neck for the first build? I am starting a build soon, and just doing a one piece Sapele neck for a 7-string.
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:33 AM   #37
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what made you decide on a five piece neck for the first build?


if you can glue 5 bits of wood together and chuck it through a thicknesser, it's no different to a one piece or a 20 piece neck.
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:09 PM   #38
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Holy shit, I'm eager to see this one. Tele hybrids give me a boner.
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:22 PM   #39
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Holy shit, I'm eager to see this one. Tele hybrids give me a boner.


As I'm sure I've mentioned, the boner I got looking at your shredcaster is what inspired me to knock one together myself!

On a side note, May is going to be a month of very little progress on this build. Work is mega busy and I can't see a free weekend in my diary until at least the 3rd weekend of the month
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:00 PM   #40
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This is shaping up to be a nice build. keep the pics coming.

Sharp tools to ya.

as an aside......here's my first tele build.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/foru...d.php?t=1493900
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