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F hole ideas..

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Tollehouse Twang, Dec 28, 2017.

  1. Tollehouse Twang

    Tollehouse Twang Tele-Meister

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    I've just glued together my cherry thinline build and I'm debating on a traditional f hole or some other type of shaped hole.

    I don't like pointy so I'm not into the old diamond Gibson style.

    Let's see some options! Or ideas? Something personal would be cool but also has to LOOK cool.

    Any ideas of suggestions would be appreciated, thanks!
     

  2. Tollehouse Twang

    Tollehouse Twang Tele-Meister

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    I know I should have made the f hole before gluing but really I routed a thinline for weight reduction of the cherry wood. I wasn't even sure I wanted an f hole.

    So I guess I won't do one until I get some inspiration. I would love to see some ideas
     

  3. LowThudd

    LowThudd Friend of Leo's

    Feb 11, 2014
    Sherman Oaks, Ca
    I like this one in my Carlo Robelli. Always thought it was rather graceful. Been thinking about how that would look on a thinline.

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    Here is also a rubbing of the F hole in my Avatar body that I am getting together now. In case you can use it.

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  4. mefgames

    mefgames Tele-Afflicted Platinum Supporter

    Oct 31, 2010
    North Bay, Ca
    How about this ?

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  5. Tollehouse Twang

    Tollehouse Twang Tele-Meister

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    I do quite like 3 section f holes!!
     

  6. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Apr 2, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    I got a cat-eye I'm binding up, soon as I find some time:

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  7. TRexF16

    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2011
    Tucson
    WOW! That is both "different" and lovely. Those two adjectives don't go together nearly as often as their designers intended.
    Well done.
    What's the switch up on the upper bout going to do?
     
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  8. TRexF16

    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2011
    Tucson
    Here are some other resources to help out the OP:
     

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  9. ndcaster

    ndcaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 14, 2013
    Indiana
    I like these violin style f holes

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    but they don't look great on a tele, which is a more basic style

    borderradio has a great idea there with the teardrop
     

  10. 2blue2

    2blue2 Friend of Leo's

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    Variations on a theme....

    Forward backward fatter thinner



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  11. Maricopa

    Maricopa Friend of Leo's

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  12. Billnchristy

    Billnchristy Tele-Holic

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    Sep 21, 2017
    Georgia
    I think I am going to do a capital F
     

  13. MatthewDickin

    MatthewDickin Tele-Afflicted

    I always rather liked Music Man's take on the Axis Super Sport Semi-hollow- a script 'M'. You could play around with other letter shapes, too, as long as it's not an 'A'

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    I have a friend who is a professional lettering artist, and I'd love him to design me an F-hole.
     
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  14. mefgames

    mefgames Tele-Afflicted Platinum Supporter

    Oct 31, 2010
    North Bay, Ca
     

  15. Rock-Ola

    Rock-Ola Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Nov 26, 2009
    Hellsinkin', Finland
    Says who?

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  16. MatthewDickin

    MatthewDickin Tele-Afflicted

    Your guitar can have an a-hole if you want.
     

  17. s_tones

    s_tones Tele-Holic

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    Nov 10, 2013
    central CA
    Wow, love that one! Im working one up now that i will post shortly. Its hard to be original and make it classy if you’re not an artiste’ (as I am not)
     

  18. Billnchristy

    Billnchristy Tele-Holic

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    Sep 21, 2017
    Georgia

  19. Tone Revival

    Tone Revival TDPRI Member Vendor Member

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    Dec 5, 2017
    Israel
    This is a guitar I built a long time ago. I think this style can look very nice on a thinline.



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  20. LowThudd

    LowThudd Friend of Leo's

    Feb 11, 2014
    Sherman Oaks, Ca
    Well, you could do a stencil type a like below.

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