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Finally finished her up

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by Slowisfast, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. Slowisfast

    Slowisfast TDPRI Member

    17
    Jul 9, 2014
    Mt. Rainier
    Took me a while to get around to finishing this tele up. Work obligations caused me to keep putting it off. Super happy with how it turned out, with it being my first build and all.

    All-Parts Neck and body.
    TRO-V
    62 Custom

    Body finished with Duplicolor Jade Green Metallic. Wanted a British Racing Green/Dark Sherwood look. Metallic was a pain and I probably won't do it again. But I got the color I was looking for.

    Neck finished in ReRanch amber.

    Everything top-coated with Watco Lacquer.

    CTS pots with cloth wiring. Orange drop .022 cap. Fez Parka mod.
    Wired with a four way switch.

    Had Nate Sanford of Sanford Magnetics wind me a set of pups. Neck is nice and full and bridge is very Broadcaster like. Very rock and roll. They sound great together in series and parallel.
    A5 mags, plain enamel wire.

    Needed to shim the neck with a .25degree stew mac full pocket shim to get the action close to playable. Kinda bummed with that but the shims are great and save a ton of time. It's barely noticeable and I can't imagine it having any negative effect on tone. Not that I'm a good enough player to worry about it. Other then that the neck and body worked out pretty well. All said and done it comes in at an even 8lbs. A little heavier then I would like but, oh well.

    My next build is going to be a strat and I've decided to go with USACG. They're local and come highly recommended.

    Thanks for all you who post on the boards. I lurk and learn a lot. It was fun to do this start to finish and it certainly won't be the last. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  2. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Age:
    60
    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    Welcome, beautiful guitar!
     
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  3. adjason

    adjason Friend of Leo's

    Jan 9, 2010
    virginia
    that looks fantastic!
     
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  4. SonsOfMoog

    SonsOfMoog Tele-Meister

    Age:
    31
    100
    Jul 22, 2017
    US
    There's aren't enough dark green teles out there. Enjoy that handsome guitar.
     
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  5. noname_dragon

    noname_dragon Tele-Meister

    181
    Jan 13, 2010
    North east coast
    Lovely. That shim doesn't effect the tone at all, so no concerns!
     
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  6. Slowisfast

    Slowisfast TDPRI Member

    17
    Jul 9, 2014
    Mt. Rainier
    Thanks y'all. Yeah I love the green. Was thinking of building a dark green strat first but I just really wanted a tele. So that ended up getting the color. I dig the way it looks with the binding.

    Glad to hear about the shim. I've never had to do that before but I'm aware that so many left Fullerton with makeshift shims. This stew mac shim is pretty foolproof.
     
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  7. Vespa_One

    Vespa_One Tele-Meister

    306
    Feb 14, 2017
    United States
    Really cool color scheme, I dig it! Rock on
     
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  8. coonhollow greg

    coonhollow greg TDPRI Member

    71
    Jul 19, 2014
    roseburg,oregon
    That is a very nice guitar. The color works really well!
     
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  9. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 21, 2014
    Florida
    That's a real looker. If you record a demo of those pups, please share with us. Enjoy!
     
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  10. Slowisfast

    Slowisfast TDPRI Member

    17
    Jul 9, 2014
    Mt. Rainier
    I plan on doing that in the near future.
     

  11. pwhite

    pwhite TDPRI Member

    56
    May 3, 2011
    Liberty, SC
    I think it's an Allparts thing with their bodies because I am doing a Strat with their body and neck and had to do a .25 in it as well. I have done 3 with 2 fender bodies and a custom made body that didn't need anything using their necks. Still that's a good looking Tele.
     
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  12. CJM3309

    CJM3309 Tele-Meister

    214
    Mar 22, 2009
    Illinois
    That guitar is beautiful. I really want a sherwood green jazzmaster or strat someday. Great color choice!
     
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  13. Slowisfast

    Slowisfast TDPRI Member

    17
    Jul 9, 2014
    Mt. Rainier
    I can't complain too much regarding All-Parts. Everything was well done. Binding and routes and whatnot. Needed very little finish sanding before sealing and painting. I probably won't ever use them again. Not because of quality necessarily but because USACG is very local and seems to come very highly recommended. I'd rather spend my dollars in my backyard. But the price was right on that body and neck and I have no regrets. As I said in my first post, it was the first parts guitar I've ever done so if I was going to muck up I'd want as little regret as possible.

    That dark green is great. In some light it looks like a black custom in others VERY green. Works for me. And green is my wife's favorite color and when I told her what I wanted to build she was all about it. So +1.
     
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  14. moosie

    moosie Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Age:
    60
    Jul 18, 2010
    Western Connecticut

  15. RLee77

    RLee77 Friend of Leo's

    May 15, 2016
    Silicon Valley
    That's a really sweet looking tele!
     

  16. rze99

    rze99 Friend of Leo's

    Feb 26, 2014
    South London UK
    Congratulations to you. That looks superb.
     

  17. Bristlehound

    Bristlehound Tele-Holic

    Age:
    57
    605
    Jan 4, 2017
    Wales
    ooo - that's lovely, that is!
     

  18. Lars F

    Lars F TDPRI Member

    71
    Jun 13, 2017
    Denmark
    Welcome. And well played on the build - looks awesome.

    Regards,

    Lars
     

  19. imploration

    imploration Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

    135
    Sep 19, 2010
    Midwest
    Beautiful job!!! Love the green!! Double bound tele, my favorite!!!
     

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