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Build 7: replacement tele

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Manny012, Jul 18, 2017.

  1. Manny012

    Manny012 Tele-Meister

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    8 years ago I started this journey and made my first guitar. I gave it to my then 10 year old son. One thing led to another and the spawn from hell I was married to at the time, threw it out onto the back porch and cracked the headstock. It lasted a while but finally broke due to string tension.

    So now I have peace in my life again, it's time to build a replacement. I'll be using the components from the old guitar.

    The original looked like this
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    The new design is this:

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  2. Manny012

    Manny012 Tele-Meister

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    Selecting neck materials

    Australian Cypress hardwood neck and fretboard.



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    Body blank Queensland maple...similar to mahogany.
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  3. SoulstormTX

    SoulstormTX Tele-Meister

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    Love the headstock shape.
     
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  4. Manny012

    Manny012 Tele-Meister

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    Thanks Soul
     
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  5. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    Great design for the new one.
    But I think you should break in your Workmate properly before you start the build.:lol::lol:
     

  6. Manny012

    Manny012 Tele-Meister

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    Don't knock the workmate...im in temporary premises at the moment and it's my go to bench lol
     
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  7. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    Too much respect for something that's been through as many battles as that one has! She's earned her keep about 20X over, I'd say. :cool::p
     

  8. Manny012

    Manny012 Tele-Meister

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    Fret board slotted and glued.

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  9. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Feb 17, 2009
    London, UK
    Wow, you finished that quickly - time to string it up and see how it plays ;)
     
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  10. Manny012

    Manny012 Tele-Meister

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  11. Robert.II

    Robert.II Tele-Meister

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    Victoria, BC
    It's sad to hear about the destruction of a guitar, I hope this one lasts a little longer! It's off to a good start so far, I can't wait to see how she turns out!
     
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  12. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Holic

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    This is gonna look good.
     
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  13. Manny012

    Manny012 Tele-Meister

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    some progress today

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  14. radiocaster

    radiocaster Friend of Leo's

    Aug 18, 2015
    europe
    That's a nice piece of Queensland maple. I can't believe you did that neck pocket with hand tools, nice job.
     

  15. Manny012

    Manny012 Tele-Meister

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    I did hog it out with a drill first, then took my time and squared the edges. I want to do as much by handtools as possible, just to improve my skills.
     
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  16. Manny012

    Manny012 Tele-Meister

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    Inlays for build 7...

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  17. Macrogats

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  18. Manny012

    Manny012 Tele-Meister

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    Sydney, Australia
    IMAG1032.jpg Ok. Had some issues with the finish in the pearloid blocks, so I recreated a neck and used dots with the pearloid at the 12th.

    Rounded the body, ready for cavities now.

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