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F hole ideas..

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

  1. MatthewDickin

    MatthewDickin Tele-Afflicted

    It's ok, I know that you CAN do an a-hole. I just don't think you SHOULD.
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  2. GGardner

    GGardner Tele-Holic

    Jun 22, 2017
    i was just about to chime in that I only like traditional f-holes (think Gretsch 6120) until I started scrolling down. Very cool stuff.
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  3. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Apr 2, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    Thanks, glad you like it. I cut it after the top was glued, no problem. The pickguard in the photo is a mock-up, the real one is to the side, the blue thing, in 1/8” clear acrylic, which will be painted metallic silver. The upper switch is the pickup selector, only a volume and ‘mud’ switch on the pickguard.

    Seeing this is my take on Tele-meets-Gretsch Duo Jet, I thought the Roger Rossmeisl thinline design could use some Rickenbacher-meets-Gretch cat’s eye design nods.

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  4. smokehousewilly

    smokehousewilly Tele-Meister

    Aug 30, 2009
    the big apple
  5. Rock-Ola

    Rock-Ola Tele-Meister

    Nov 26, 2009
    Hellsinkin', Finland
    Here's another one, inspired by Rickenbacker.


    Here's one a friend made using the same template, with less sharp corners. He also considered flipping the template upside down.

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  6. TRexF16

    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2011
    The first one looks like a penguin doing a swan dive. Not that there's anything wrong with that, it's just what I first saw...
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  7. Area51

    Area51 Tele-Meister

    Nov 4, 2016
    New Mexico
  8. s_tones

    s_tones Tele-Holic

    Nov 10, 2013
    central CA
    Have been working on this idea. Sort of snake/dragon/treble clef thingy.
    May require a support within the cavity to strengthen however. I have done that before. Doesnt show.

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  9. grilldanmo

    grilldanmo Tele-Meister

    Nov 14, 2017
    United States of America
    The Frits' Bros. went Ricky cat's eye on the Roy Buchanan thinlines:


  10. ModerneGuy

    ModerneGuy Tele-Holic

    Mar 9, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    I came up with this for my latest build. Started off by googling a range of designs and then playing around in Illustrator until I came up with something that might be suitable - a bit like a gum leaf crossed with a snow pea... A bit of final sanding to be done but almost there.

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  11. jimmyv723

    jimmyv723 Tele-Meister

    Dec 28, 2017
    Western New York
    Some awesome stuff in here. One of the more unique ones I've seen was the one Samantha Fish has on her custom Delaney...

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  12. Davecam48

    Davecam48 Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Dec 31, 2009
    Queensland Australia
    So shall we call it the "Gumpy" hole??? Actually looks simple and elegant, I like it!

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  13. 10orgtr

    10orgtr Tele-Meister

    May 3, 2011
    western PA mean there's a guitar in that picture?
  14. user34603

    user34603 Tele-Meister

    Dec 5, 2016
    Richmond VA
    I have that exact guitar barely used at $250 and it's a very sharp S/H guitar.... good pickups and well-made. The brand name is equated to crummy SamAsh acoustics. but some of the Robellis are pretty good guitars
  15. Torren61

    Torren61 Tele-Meister

    Mar 12, 2013
    Humboldt County, CA
    Just make three different size holes in it. Larger to smaller. Kinda like the Ovation hole thing but inline and arcing.
  16. Tollehouse Twang

    Tollehouse Twang Tele-Meister

    Jul 24, 2017
    Vista, ca
    Thanks for all the inspiration guys!!! So I went for the traditional... I just couldn't see any other shape on there.

    Old growth cherry wood. Some flame. Pine back that's been burned and milk painted, then sanded.

    I'm in love with this guitar!

    Attached Files:

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  17. lammie200

    lammie200 Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 11, 2013
    San Francisco
    Most tasteful IMHO.
  18. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Apr 2, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    Thanks! Going to wrap this up soon, solid color on the maple top, stain on the mahogany back.
  19. Les Paul lover

    Les Paul lover Tele-Meister

    Aug 20, 2017
    Lovely guitar!!!!

    Looks very traditional..... yet very different. Very nice!!!
  20. lammie200

    lammie200 Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 11, 2013
    San Francisco
    That maple is pretty nice. Sure you want to opaque over it?
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