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Build 8: Paisley Tele

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Manny012, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. Manny012

    Manny012 Tele-Meister

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    Hi folks

    Been a while. I finished build 7, still working on build 6 archtop but have an idea for a paisley build. I'll be posting progress on that here.

    Body: Queensland Maple (an Australian tonewood that's similar to mahogany)

    Neck: Rock maple with Ebony fretboard.

    Black paisley on white. Chrome hardware. Preparing the body

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  2. oldrebel

    oldrebel Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Oct 23, 2011
    Lynchburg Tennessee
    Sounds good. Will you be using paper or cloth?
     

  3. Manny012

    Manny012 Tele-Meister

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    Cloth ... Glued down. And then sealed before trimming.

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  4. Manny012

    Manny012 Tele-Meister

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    Body shape cut out. Time for pocket and cavities

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  5. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    One look at my avatar photo, and you know I am with you.

    I used cloth as well.

    Subscribed!
     
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  6. Manny012

    Manny012 Tele-Meister

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    That looks awesome buddy.
     

  7. Manny012

    Manny012 Tele-Meister

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    Personalised plate

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  8. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Looking forward to yours!

    I have attached a pic of the back of my avatar git.
     

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  9. Manny012

    Manny012 Tele-Meister

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    That's a great contrast with the neck. I'm still deciding on Ebony or maple for the fingerboard. Definitely a maple neck It'll be two piece with board glued on top over truss rod. No skunk stripe for this one.
     

  10. Manny012

    Manny012 Tele-Meister

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    Material glued, two coats of sealer and rough trimmed

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  11. Manny012

    Manny012 Tele-Meister

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    Goodies arrived today

    Maple neck blank with contrasting Ebony finger board

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  12. tvvoodoo

    tvvoodoo Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 11, 2010
    Western Canada
    Looking great - I have done this myself - one tip is do not be in a hurry to cut out you control and pup cavities - cut them out way later - worry more about edges and sides now - having cutouts just complicates the levelling process
     

  13. PingGuo

    PingGuo Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

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    May 19, 2014
    North FL
    awesome start! super stoked to see this one come along
     

  14. Crowcaster

    Crowcaster Tele-Meister

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    That's gonna look great!
     

  15. Manny012

    Manny012 Tele-Meister

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    Cheers Fellas.

    Time to slot the board and glue up the neck.

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    Test fit Neck.

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  16. samuelmorrissey

    samuelmorrissey Tele-Meister

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    Looks great, kudos! Definitely watching this thread - Planning a similar project myself on a Tele that's already assembled but I'll strip it and put the material on afterwards

    Couple of questions just to see what your plans are for this, I'll need the knowledge / help no doubt...

    Did I read correctly that you put the sealer on before fully trimming the material? Is that just to seal the material to the body / adhesive? Are you putting another clear coat on top? What finish are you going for on the sides?

    Thanks,

    S
     

  17. samuelmorrissey

    samuelmorrissey Tele-Meister

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    By the way, that rosewood board is a beautiful contrast with the paisley colour!
     

  18. Manny012

    Manny012 Tele-Meister

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    Dec 8, 2015
    Sydney, Australia
    Hey Sam

    Ive laid 5 coats of sealer on this far. The material is glued down flat with wood glue The sealer has locked it in and now I'll start levelling soon.sanding flat with 400 grit then reapply a coat or two and repeat until The surface is smooth.

    I don't trim The material or route the edges until. The sealer is cured hard. It'll make it safer so The router doesn't rip Up the material when rounding the edges.

    Top coats will be 60s formula nitro.
     
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  19. Manny012

    Manny012 Tele-Meister

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    It's actually Ebony but it's a little lighter. But thanks. Yes I like the contrast especially with a white maple neck.
     

  20. 2blue2

    2blue2 Friend of Leo's

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu


    That ebony and paisley look sharp together

    Did the wood color show through a little when you first glued the cloth?

    Will you be fading the edge with white?

    looking good! carry on!
     

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