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Old November 11th, 2011, 11:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking for this painted Tele Body

Hi all

I have recently got the urge to build another guitar after successfully building a strat on TDPRI sister's forum.

I really want to have a go at making a Telecaster with the below body yet im not really into spending that much on the body.

http://www.warmoth.com/Showcase/Show...dy=2&Path=Body

I want to build this this style of paint job but I don't have the tools nor the time to paint (attempt to paint) it myself.

So I would like to find an alternative.
Does anyone know of any cheaper shops that could do this?

I live in Australia so i would need international postage which I am happy to do.


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Old November 11th, 2011, 11:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm no finish expert, but this looks like perhaps they took a dark blue dye, got it into the grain, sanded it back, put clear on top of that, then stained it in a diluted mix of the same dye - cool idea. That alone looks pretty cool, the faux binding adds a nice accent.

If you did not want the faux binding, perhaps it might be cheaper to get done somewhere - but - IMO - that price looks really good for that body with that finish. The other thing is that you know that you like that grain, a lot of times I've found that it's cheaper to get exactly what you want when you find it.
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Old November 11th, 2011, 11:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You can do it a couple of ways. Sinse it is bound you could get a Tele body and plane it the thickness of a veneer and get a maple quilt veneer and use black analine dye sand it back so it is only a bit left to make the quilt pop. Then use a trans blue analine dye for the actual color. Then some nitro and you can even tint the nitro if you are spraying it with a gun. Takes some work and some time but it can be done.
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Ole Dan Erlewine describes how to do that type of finish in the following tutorial. He even does it in blue.

http://www.stewmac.com/freeinfo/Fini...lueguitar.html

I did it in orange.

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Old November 12th, 2011, 06:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Here's a headstock decal.



Dont have any Rigid tools but I'm going to start saving up for one of these



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Old November 12th, 2011, 07:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Oh man ........... I'd trade all my Ridgid tools for that one. That deserves a larger format.

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Old November 12th, 2011, 07:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I don't actually believe that, Jack
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Old November 12th, 2011, 07:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I believe it. At his age? Get it while you can .
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Old November 12th, 2011, 08:08 PM   #9 (permalink)
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kwerk ............. I'm not talking about the pipe wrench.
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Oh...was there a wrench?
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Old November 12th, 2011, 09:22 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Gotta admit, I didn't notice a wrench either, but I'm still convinced you wouldn't give up your tools, despite Shepherd's observation

You'd at least spend a few seconds thinking about it.

Besides, what would you do with all those stocks of orange paint?
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