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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Tassytele, Aug 3, 2012.
please, lets not encourage this madness.
1997 B-bender Tele with an arm bevel, I love it.
That belly and arm contour is just fantastic. Did you do it with a plan? Or did you just wing it? How deep did you make the cuts?
I totally agree, I wish strats were slab bodies also, and really wish strats had tele bodies just routed for strat electronics. I’m not a fan of the upper horn on the strat body either . However I do still love strats, just not as much as teles
sorry for note replying sooner Mangus, I drew a light pencil line for the bevel edges, but didn't start at the line with the grinder. started on the edge of the guitar, and took off laters with the grinder, (maybe a sixteenth of an inch thick at a time) swooping the grinder blade along the line with a smooth regular motion. Get it somewhat close then the sander takes over for the finer stuff. The grinder works pretty fast.
Mine are done. Today I am going to be sanding the sealant from the kit and sand prepping. Probably from 150 to 320( or 400)stain will follow and then. Should I seal it before truoil?
I love the belly cuts and contours of my Stratocaster as it is my go to guitar when I am playing a 3-4 hour gig.
When I'm feeling stronger, earlier in the night, a Telecaster with no contours pleases me as it feels like an acoustic like many of us learnt on.
It's like a lot of things with guitars, whatever makes you happy and feel comfortable.
I know this is heresy but I really like a belly cut on a tele. Maybe it's because I played a bass that was pretty much a spector for many years. The body was basically u shaped.
My Elite has a belly cut, and I don' even think about it. I just play. I love my Tele.
Here are a few pics, the contours ended up smooth but well( I was afraid of going too crazy)