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Old 02-12-2013, 08:03 PM   #1
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NGD - Warmoth Tele Build

Hey all,

So as the title says, this is a warmoth telecaster. Body is a quilted maple top, and a black korina body. The neck is also maple, and has an ebony fret board. Neck pickup is a seymour duncan vintage tele, and the neck is a JB sh2. Most of the other parts were straight from warmoth, though I did get the electronics from stewmac, and the dye from lmii. Really can't say enough good things about all three places, had to call around and all three were fantastic to deal with

Full disclosure, I'm not 100% done with it, still want to do some touchups on the clearcoat in spots, as well as do a proper polish on it as well. Just got tired of working on it and figured I'd toss it together, snap a few pics. Turned out pretty well, though the colour on it can't be photographed properly if i tried. It's actually a really dark purple/black combo, but for whatever reason, when ever i take a picture, it just looks like it's purple/blueish but i swear it's a dark, manly purple haha

Anywho, hope you enjoy it!

Just for reference, this is what I'd started with. Had them route the bridge to a humbucker, just to switch things up hah
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:06 PM   #2
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Looks sweet!

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Old 02-12-2013, 08:29 PM   #3
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:46 PM   #4
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If you turn off the flash, and use another light source (lamp on the side, etc), it will help capture the brilliance.

Looks really cool though, I bet it's even more kickass IRL.

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Old 02-12-2013, 09:03 PM   #5
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Yup, don't use flash. This is how to solve 90% of crap photo problems. Flash should only ever be used as a last resort. Learn how to bump up the ISO, use a larger aperture or a slower shutter speed, instead. Even if you're stuck with automatic settings and few controls, taking an under exposed image and making the picture brighter with software is often better than using flash.

But yes, nice axe. Good call dying it yourself, Warmoth's purple dye is a really nasty rose colour (not to mention horrifically overpriced).
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:41 PM   #6
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Awesome. Nice build.

Also the red background made it look blue. See how in the pic without the blacket it looks more purple?
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:24 PM   #7
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Thats one of the nicest teles I've ever seen, great job HNGD
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:17 PM   #8
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Great build! Nice choice on the color.

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Old 02-13-2013, 09:56 AM   #9
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i was gonna ask if that was a ebony fretboard, but you already told us. great choice.

it looks like you got the forearm cut on the body, did you get the tummy cut too?

man, you should have gotten the controls routed on the back so you can see more of that quilted maple top. awesome get dude!

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Old 02-13-2013, 10:04 AM   #10
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Lordy lord that is a NICE top.

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Dude i like rap and stuff. Im a furry and I also have a wolf plush with a hole that i use at times.

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