#1
Finally I had enough time to complete this guitar it turned out to be soooo-weet!! I name this beauty "Wild Tiger" (ROAR!!!)

Spec:
Body:
Warmoth 1 part Mahogany with flame maple top. Les Paul style routed.
Neck:
Warmoth Birdseye maple back and fingerboard. Medium jumbo stainless steel frets. "Standard Thin" neck profile with 11-16 radius fingerboard.
Pickups:
Seymour Duncan Hot Rodded set (JB/Jazz), Splitable by volume knob
Hardwares:
Bridge: Gotoh Ge-103B-T tune-O-matic
Stoptail: Gotoh 510FA Stop Tailpiece
Tuners: Sperzel 6L Locking Tuning Keys, 12:1
Nut: Graph Tech Tusq
Jack: Switchcraft 1/4 Mono input
Neckplate: Gotoh NBS-3-CR
Electronics:
2x Guitarworks 500k "Super Potentiometer" (Volume)
2x Bourns 500K Push/Pull Potentiometer (Tone)
2x Sprague Orange Drop Capacitors .047mF



>>> More pictures <<<


The progress:
Finishing:
The maple figure on the body is the result of 2 long weeks of staining/sand off. It seemed like the more time I put on it the better it became. The black dye did a very nice job popping the flame on the front and the mahogany red + tiny bit of black dye makes the back. Both body and neck were finished with 10+ coats of tru-oil. Tru-oil is an amazing thing. It pops the grain the maple flame top and enhance the mahogany in the back so nicely. The surface of the guitar feels so much deeper only after several coats of tru-oil. The flame top changes on different angle when I looking at it. Absolutely gorgeous!

Wiring:
Took me 2 days because I made a mistake the first day and had to redo the whole thing. Learned some hard lessons about wiring that day. Then the bloody amp cable was broken which gave me a me a bit scare at the end.

Assembling:
The posts for the bridge and stoptail was a tiny bit too small so I had to open them up a bit. Still needed a hammer to push them down.

The neck pocket is super-duper tight. It took my whole weight to push the neck in place. I was so scared I might broke it but it went in just fine. The neck sits so damn solid in place it felt like I could just swing it around without it coming off. It's THAT tight .

I made a mess drilling the first 2 holes for the tuning pegs. Luckily it was repairable. Never start drilling these without proper support is all I can say.

Impression
The guitar plays like a dream. Like somebody said to me before "Once you've gone with finishes like tru-oil you will never want to go back to those industrial thick poly finishes ever again". I completely agreed! The neck is so smooth gliding up and down. The whole guitar smells oily and fresh. Love this smell!

I have to mention that this guitar has some crazy sustain (!), I think it is because of the super tight neck pocket and 1-piece body setup. Once I strum a chord I can feel the vibration gushing throughout the guitar so clearly it's so unlike any other guitars I've tried.

The fingerboard frets are stainless steel and this one is a huge improvement over the regular ones. The bending is so much smoother and I won't have to worry about fret wear a lot anymore. It will take much more to wear out these frets.

The whole project brought me back roundly $1000 in costs and in return I got a guitar that feels like it worth so much more. This guitar can easily put a Gibson or American Fender to shame.

My first Warmoth project and it turned out very nice. It was also very fun learning and doing at the same time. I sure have much more knowledge of how to make a guitar now and I will sure make use of them for the next project. So until then!
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ESP Standard Eclipse I CTM VW
ESP LTD Deluxe H-1001
ESP LTD Deluxe Viper-1000 STBC
ESP Edwards E-EX-100STD
Warmoth Paulcaster "Tiger"
Tanglewood TW170 AS
Vox Tonelab ST
Blackstar HT-1R


Last edited by hminh87 at Oct 24, 2011,
#3
Quote by hminh87

Impression
The guitar plays like a dream.


That's funny... that's exactly what I said when I finished mine, except I threw in the F-word for emphasis.

I can't stand tele's, but props on a great build! My W also sustains like crazy, like you - I think the rock-solid neck pocket plays a huuuge part. Although it sounds like your was really tight, I probably would have ever-so-lightly sanded the neck heel so you wouldn't need so much force (the last thing you want to do it split some wood!).

#5
I don't really like maple necks...but that thing is SWEET!!! Congratulations!!!
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#6
I love the wood, but hate the knobs not matching the hardware, as well as the black pickups. Throw some clear knobs on there and nickel covered humbuckers and it will be sex.

All that matters is that you're happy though. HNGD
#7
Excellent sir. I've been wanting to make a Warmoth Jazzmaster for a while now and this is definitely getting my GAS in gear. Congrats and HNGD!
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#8
that's sweet
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#10
Quote by W4RP1G
I love the wood, but hate the knobs not matching the hardware, as well as the black pickups. Throw some clear knobs on there and nickel covered humbuckers and it will be sex.

All that matters is that you're happy though. HNGD


Those are the hardwares that I had available. My ideal build would be metal pickup rings with zebra cream/black pickups These parts probably going off to my next build.
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ESP Standard Eclipse I CTM VW
ESP LTD Deluxe H-1001
ESP LTD Deluxe Viper-1000 STBC
ESP Edwards E-EX-100STD
Warmoth Paulcaster "Tiger"
Tanglewood TW170 AS
Vox Tonelab ST
Blackstar HT-1R


#12
Most people probably hate this but you should get some PRS bird inlays on that! The top looks alot like a PRS (compliment intended). The specs are alot better than most (if not all) mass produced $1000 guitars out there.
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#13
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#14
Beautiful.
I'm so jealous right now.
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#15
I made a mess drilling the first 2 holes for the tuning pegs. Luckily it was repairable. Never start drilling these without proper support is all I can say.

Warmoth doesn’t even drill the peg holes? I thought it was bad when I found out that they don’t drill the holes for the neck bolts. Do they even offer factory drilled holes as an extra?
#17
^when i bought my peices last year, they drilled the tuner holes on my 7 string neck but at the time, they only drilled mounting holes on 6 strings necks. damn them for not even doing that anymore?

TS its beautiful!! i havent seen very many Teles with nat tops and even less (or maybe none?) with figured nat tops. this one is gorgeous! really good work on it too! the black around the edges looks nice! i like the choice of LP wiring too. glad your happy with it. my warmoth peices are being painted by a 3rd party, i cant wait to get mine finished!


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#18
Quote by jpnyc
I made a mess drilling the first 2 holes for the tuning pegs. Luckily it was repairable. Never start drilling these without proper support is all I can say.

Warmoth doesn’t even drill the peg holes? I thought it was bad when I found out that they don’t drill the holes for the neck bolts. Do they even offer factory drilled holes as an extra?


Oh no. I mean the small alignment holes on the back of the headstock for the tuners. The tuner holes were pre-drilled nicely.
Update on the guitar. I think I got the pot wrong :p The RS Guitarworks "super-pot" is suppose to be a volume pot. Instead I wired them as tone pot because I wanted the volume to be push/pull. But then I find its actually pretty nice having the push/pull on tone. This wiring is coming off soon :p
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ESP Standard Eclipse I CTM VW
ESP LTD Deluxe H-1001
ESP LTD Deluxe Viper-1000 STBC
ESP Edwards E-EX-100STD
Warmoth Paulcaster "Tiger"
Tanglewood TW170 AS
Vox Tonelab ST
Blackstar HT-1R


#19
Holy shit. Hands down sexiest tele ever. Enjoy it man
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#21
Quote by hminh87
Finally I had enough time to complete this guitar it turned out to be soooo-weet!! I name this beauty "Wild Tiger" (ROAR!!!)

Spec:
Body:
Warmoth 1 part Mahogany with flame maple top. Les Paul style routed.
Neck:
Warmoth Birdseye maple back and fingerboard. Medium jumbo stainless steel frets. "Standard Thin" neck profile with 11-16 radius fingerboard.
Pickups:
Seymour Duncan Hot Rodded set (JB/Jazz), Splitable by volume knob
Hardwares:
Bridge: Gotoh Ge-103B-T tune-O-matic
Stoptail: Gotoh 510FA Stop Tailpiece
Tuners: Sperzel 6L Locking Tuning Keys, 12:1
Nut: Graph Tech Tusq
Jack: Switchcraft 1/4 Mono input
Neckplate: Gotoh NBS-3-CR
Electronics:
2x Guitarworks 500k "Super Potentiometer" (Volume)
2x Bourns 500K Push/Pull Potentiometer (Tone)
2x Sprague Orange Drop Capacitors .047mF


Shouldn't that say Telecaster instead of Les Paul? That being said very nice Tele.
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#22
Quote by ne14t
Shouldn't that say Telecaster instead of Les Paul? That being said very nice Tele.


The routing is Les Paul is what I mean.
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ESP Standard Eclipse I CTM VW
ESP LTD Deluxe H-1001
ESP LTD Deluxe Viper-1000 STBC
ESP Edwards E-EX-100STD
Warmoth Paulcaster "Tiger"
Tanglewood TW170 AS
Vox Tonelab ST
Blackstar HT-1R