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Can't wait any longer......must build archtop!

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Crafty Fox, Jul 23, 2017.

  1. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Meister

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    That's a great job dude. Love that tailpiece.
     
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  2. richa

    richa Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Apr 23, 2016
    Washington
    Really liking that headstock...along with everything else. :)
     
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  3. oldrebel

    oldrebel Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Oct 23, 2011
    Lynchburg Tennessee
    That looks fantastic!!
     
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  4. Greg M

    Greg M Tele-Holic

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    Sep 4, 2003
    Virginia
    Looks great man! These guitars are not easy to make. Not that any of them are, but these really are tough.
     
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  5. macaroonie

    macaroonie Friend of Leo's

    Lovely job , well done you. Award yourself 24 stubbies.
     
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  6. eallen

    eallen Tele-Meister

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    Jul 30, 2013
    Greenwood, Indiana
    Gorgeous work!
     
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  7. Crafty Fox

    Crafty Fox Tele-Holic

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    Nov 25, 2011
    Perth Australia
    Och thanks, and I don't even drink. Still got a hangover from my last night at Tennants on Byres Road. :eek:
     

  8. macaroonie

    macaroonie Friend of Leo's

    Tennants eh, Been in there many time over the years.
     
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  9. Davecam48

    Davecam48 Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Immaculate!

    DC
     
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  10. Crafty Fox

    Crafty Fox Tele-Holic

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    Nov 25, 2011
    Perth Australia
    Ok, here's the finished instrument:
    I did a little more fretwork yesterday prior to installing D'addario Chromes strings. I've never had a guitar with flatwounds before; very different.
    I'm happy all round with feel, sound, appearance etc.
    I took it over to a mate's for a road test. He gave it the thumbs up. Practically had to prise it from his fingers!!!
    The main point of this project was to lift my skills and also to acquire a new jazz guitar at a reasonable cost, not including labour of course.
    Yes, I'm very pleased with this one.
    If I can figure out how to add sound samples I'll try to include that later but, as mentioned earlier; carbon paper is pretty much my technical level.
    I'd like to thank everyone for the kind comments and input during this build. It has been very encouraging.
    Now, I just have to learn how to play it.............:eek:

    IMG_4184 (1).jpg IMG_4182.jpg IMG_4187.jpg IMG_4191.jpg
     
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  11. nosmo

    nosmo Friend of Leo's

    Jan 31, 2012
    Lake Jackson, TX
    Great job. That's beautiful.
     
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  12. RickyRicardo

    RickyRicardo Friend of Leo's

    Mar 27, 2012
    Calgary, Alberta
    Wow. Super nice! When can we hear it??
     
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  13. awasson

    awasson Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    That is really a work of art.

    As I mentioned in @richa’s thread, yours and his are the ones I was checking on every night to see how they were shaping up. One day I intend to build a nice arch top to keep my semi hollow body Ibanez Artist company.

    As far as providing sound samples, if you can somehow get a digital audio clip, you can upload it to SoundCloud and then link/embed it on here. I’ve got a Mac computer and a cheap digital interface called a Fast Track. I plug the guitar into my computer, fire up Garageband and record a series of obnoxious and self indulgent noises. Then I export it to Soundcloud to annoy people. I believe I have 2 followers. Lord knows why.
     
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  14. printer2

    printer2 Poster Extraordinaire

    May 24, 2010
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  15. Rythameen

    Rythameen Tele-Meister

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    Jun 24, 2017
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Been following this all along, that is one beautiful guitar, you sir have some skills.
     
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  16. 10orgtr

    10orgtr Tele-Meister

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    May 3, 2011
    western PA
    Absolutely beautiful.
    Cheers,
    Woody
     
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  17. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Meister

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    Speechless! Absolutely beautiful. Fantastic job dude.

    My orders in the mail. :D
     
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  18. richa

    richa Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Apr 23, 2016
    Washington
    Wow! That is beautiful. The final color is stunning as well as the craftsmanship.
     
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