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6 metres of sumfink

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Mat UK, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 17, 2009
    London, UK
    Here's the next guitar. Plans redrawn from various sources and ready for templating.
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  2. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    Oooohhh, a Jag-ish build. And in the most sophisticated, professionalized, and successful guitar building programme this forum has ever seen!, WOW. Attention focused.

    Looking forward to seeing how you fret from about #25 through #43! :D
     
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  3. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 17, 2009
    London, UK
    Ha, I like to use the extended scale to inform where I place pickups... for some reason
     
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  4. RickyRicardo

    RickyRicardo Friend of Leo's

    Mar 27, 2012
    Calgary, Alberta
    But how do you get the fret onto the pickup cover? Can't wait to see that...
     
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  5. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 17, 2009
    London, UK
    Not literally... just a guide
     

  6. twocup

    twocup Tele-Meister

    No frets on the pickups, using brown poplar, where will you cut corners next?
     
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  7. NotAnotherHobby

    NotAnotherHobby Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 27, 2015
    Da' Magic Mittin'
    Rosewood made out of compressed roses.
     
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  8. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 17, 2009
    London, UK
    Jeez! You guys have no vision.

    I've also taken stock of my finishing colour, high gloss; the first batch didn't come out quite how I wanted the second batch are just right, pic below

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  9. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu

    What he said !
    We been needing a new successful guitar building program President / Director.
    Lots of upper management round here at The Unfinished Guitar Project Institute, though.
     

  10. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu

    Ohhhh! Buuuttter Scooootch!......and cherry, yummy
     

  11. Bristlehound

    Bristlehound Tele-Holic

    Age:
    57
    605
    Jan 4, 2017
    Wales
    Looking forward to watching whatever may happen. I like those colours.
     

  12. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 17, 2009
    London, UK
    I think my candy apple red joke was a bit abstract... finishing colour is undecided, although I do like the Johnny Marr Sherwood Green Jag.

    Picked up some MDF today, creeping closer to the project start


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  13. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 17, 2009
    London, UK
    Where can I apply? Hopefully it doesn't matter that I have little to no experience

    They are good colours - candy apple red is on my list of potential guitar colours
     

  14. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 17, 2009
    London, UK
    I've made some adjustments to my drawings. I've decided to make the pickguard and control plates myself - this gives me more control locating everything accurately on my templates, I've also taken the liberty of adjusting the shape a touch. I'm still undecided on what bridge I will use - I'm not a fan of the mustang bridge, I'd like to use a roller style tunomatic - if I can find one in the UK. I haven't made accurate measurements of the trem, couldn't find anything online, so I'll wait until I buy one and retro fit it then... the end Screen Shot 2017-02-06 at 23.24.24.png
     
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  15. DrASATele

    DrASATele Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 6, 2012
    North of Boston
    Well look at them apples . . .
     
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  16. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County

    That's a nice drawing :)
     
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  17. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 17, 2009
    London, UK
    Thanks Marty. Biding my time until the real work begins
     

  18. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    How 'bout them apples?

    And I do like the transparent MDF. Can't wait til it gets over here to the Newnited Stats.

    And Mat, I have, in a bin somewhere waiting attention, a bracket for Jaguar roller pots. If you still are looking for dimensions, I'll dig it out, photograph it, and measure it for you.
     
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  19. TheletterJ

    TheletterJ Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 13, 2014
    Rochester, NY

  20. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 17, 2009
    London, UK
    Thanks for the kind offer Rick; initially I typed out a 'yes please if it's not too much trouble', but on reflection I think I will kindly decline for the following reasons:

    - fabricating one myself gives me the flexibility to tweak the design myself to compensate for any design changes (or **** ups more likely)

    - it's a new skill to add to the repertoire

    - it will be cheaper

    But yeah, thanks for the offer Rick, much appreciated!
     
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