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Ok everyone, Ive had this build going for awhile and was keeping it under wraps but since I'm working on this my other builds are not being updated so I decided to post this one as well so you can see I'm not totally slacking on the guitar building.

This is a Tele based semi-hollow with butterfly sound holes. I'm using a mahogany body with a quilted maple top that will be dyed purple with a natural maple faux binding. I'm trying out GFS's lipstick single and double pup just because I like the looks. I have multiple purple heart fret boar blanks but I think it might be too much so as of now I'm planing to do a natural maple fretboard with purple heart binding.

The design






The lipstick tube humbucker that I hope sounds halfway decent


Mahogany body


After being planed nice and flat


Sound holes very roughly cut


#5
I decided to rout out a line that follows the border of the body. I'm going to fill it with white inlace and it will serve as a border between the purple and natural faux binding.







I had a few inconsistencies with the line around the top horn area but hopefully it wont stand out too much and I'm please with the rest of the cut.

Ok so now I'm tackling the fret boards and necks for this and my other builds. I just finally got my radiusing jig dialed in today which was holding up a lot of stuff so expect progress on all builds shortly. Take care guys!
#7
you do fine work, sir. Can't wait to see the finished product.
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#9
Manliest build since the Hello kitty guitar. You should play some death metal on it,
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#10
I like the hook on the pick guard design, that flourish is starting to seem like your trademark almost. Looking great!
#11
Girl or not, I would own and play something like that. Nothing wrong with an element of 'nature' in a guitar's design, since it is made of wood, etc. I was going to have a humingbird inlay done on the guitar I'm having built and my gf gave me a weird look. I guess some of us artistic types have a feminine side, lol.
#12
Beautiful. Your guitars really stand out from the crowd; you really are a true artist.
EH


"Show me war; show me pestilence; show me the blood-red hands of retribution..."
#14
That's interesting; a single coil in the bridge and humbucker in the neck?
EH


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#16
Quote by eddiehimself
That's interesting; a single coil in the bridge and humbucker in the neck?

Super common, man.

I enjoy the idea of this build a lot. My girlfriend has some flowers around her house (forgot what they're called) that fade form orange on the outside to a vibrant purple inside, and it makes me really wanna use that scheme on a guitar like this. Keep up the great work!
Then there's this band called Slice The Cake...

Bunch of faggots putting random riffs together and calling it "progressive" deathcore.
Stupid name.
Probably picked "for teh lulz"

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#18
Quote by Shinozoku
Super common, man.


Well, maybe where you're from
EH


"Show me war; show me pestilence; show me the blood-red hands of retribution..."
#21
Quote by eddiehimself
Well, maybe where you're from

I'm from Earth Road Worn Player Tele, '72 Tele Custom, and '72 Tele Classic; look em up.
Then there's this band called Slice The Cake...

Bunch of faggots putting random riffs together and calling it "progressive" deathcore.
Stupid name.
Probably picked "for teh lulz"

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Last edited by Shinozoku at Sep 5, 2012,
#22
It looks very professional man, you should be proud.
I see you are using a dremmel tool with an attachment, is that what you used for all the routing?
#24
Quote by Shinozoku
I'm from Earth Road Worn Player Tele, '72 Tele Custom, and '72 Tele Classic; look em up.


Well that is 2 guitars; common
EH


"Show me war; show me pestilence; show me the blood-red hands of retribution..."
#25
Quote by eddiehimself
Well that is 2 guitars; common

There's a signature model Tele with that setup, and the Ron Wood ESP Tele signature has it as well. But I probably used the incorrect word. I meant to say, that setup on a Tele has been around for at least 40 years.

EDIT: Okay, I may have been mistaken on the Fender sig model, but there's a "Vintage Hot Rod 52" Tele with a minihumbucker ion the neck, and there's a '75 model.

And if we wanna get nitpicky, there are a few Squier equivalents.

Just sayin
Then there's this band called Slice The Cake...

Bunch of faggots putting random riffs together and calling it "progressive" deathcore.
Stupid name.
Probably picked "for teh lulz"

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Last edited by Shinozoku at Sep 6, 2012,
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Quote by Shinozoku
There's a signature model Tele with that setup, and the Ron Wood ESP Tele signature has it as well. But I probably used the incorrect word. I meant to say, that setup on a Tele has been around for at least 40 years.

EDIT: Okay, I may have been mistaken on the Fender sig model, but there's a "Vintage Hot Rod 52" Tele with a minihumbucker ion the neck, and there's a '75 model.

And if we wanna get nitpicky, there are a few Squier equivalents.

Just sayin


Well there you go. Ok, there are a few models out there, but the fact is that I have not seen or heard of any of these guitars previously. That is why I thought it was interesting. Having said that, I appreciate your educating me on the matter of guitars with a single coil in the bridge and humbucker in the neck position.
EH


"Show me war; show me pestilence; show me the blood-red hands of retribution..."
#28
Quote by \m/slipknot\m/
Thank you very much! I use the dremel for all the little stuff like the butterflys and inlay work but I use my big router for hollowing out cavities and chambers

Oh okay, I was thinking of buying that dremmel tool. But I think I should get a proper router. Keep up the build!
#29
Quote by eddiehimself
Well there you go. Ok, there are a few models out there, but the fact is that I have not seen or heard of any of these guitars previously. That is why I thought it was interesting. Having said that, I appreciate your educating me on the matter of guitars with a single coil in the bridge and humbucker in the neck position.

No prob!

It just clicked in my head though as to why I said they were common in the first place I live in southwest VA/northeast TN, the birthplace of country music. So Teles and all their derivatives are super common in this area, so shortly after getting into guitars, I noticed those models and went "wtf? O.o" myself.
Then there's this band called Slice The Cake...

Bunch of faggots putting random riffs together and calling it "progressive" deathcore.
Stupid name.
Probably picked "for teh lulz"

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#30
Took some scrap from the top to make a headstock plate


sanded down to thickness
http://s171.beta.photobucket.com/user/razor279/media/DSC00552_zps50303287.jpg.html?sort=3&o=105

maple fret board

slotting

taper cut



I re-did the neck and made it a little bit fancier with curly maple


truss cavity cut


and gluing up the fretboard


The tele electronics setup allows for front access and no need for a rear cavity cover so I'm left with an empty canvas of a mahogany back to work with. I do believe its inlay time...
#32
The sound holes are great, really detailed work
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#33
This morning I finished the Inlay with a total of 58 pieces and 13 hours into it from the time I started drawing till the epoxy was sanded off (not counting epoxy dry time). Its currently at 150 grit. I cant wait to polish it up and really make it shine. The purple heart is brownish right now from being freshly sanded but once the oxygen has time to get to it, it should turn the vibrant purple that the wood is known for.







#35
Really nice, my daughter would love that guitar.
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Quote by Robbgnarly
Really nice, my daughter would love that guitar.


I would play that guitar! :P
#40
Wow, that is some serious inlay skill. Looks great.
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