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First build from scratch (tele)

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by truckstopchuckie, Aug 24, 2018.

  1. Freeman Keller

    Freeman Keller Tele-Meister

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    The guitar has a black pin stripe line offset inside the bwb purfling. Its actually painted on as part of the finish.

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  2. mistermikev

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    wow, that looks very nice. sorry for hyjacking op!
     
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  3. truckstopchuckie

    truckstopchuckie TDPRI Member

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    I have to agree with you here. I’ve trashed the milk paint plan and will go the tru-oil route. Maybe not a good idea, but I had to put on a coat before the binding goes on (still in the mail) just to see where this is going. Looks promising. Tru-oil does bring it more to life.

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  4. ukepicker

    ukepicker Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 15, 2013
    East Texas
    I whitewashed a guitar one time (and finished with tru oil). A light color will let the grain show through - especially if you stain/sand or grainfill beforehand.

    But that is an especially nice piece of wood. I’d love to have a body just like that :) tru oil is a great way to bring it to life.
     
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  5. truckstopchuckie

    truckstopchuckie TDPRI Member

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    Put on the new binding yesterday, using the method described by someone earlier in the thread. Looks promising.

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  6. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Afflicted

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    Yep, that does look good.
     

  7. Solaris moon

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    For future reference - try WELD - ON cement. It's what I use to attach binding to bodies. Works good, but messy. It's best when using only one layer of binding. I use acetone for multiple binding strips.
     

  8. chemobrain

    chemobrain Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Nov 5, 2016
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    well put
     

  9. chemobrain

    chemobrain Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Nov 5, 2016
    oakland ca.
    seeing you do this , makes me happy. thank you for sharing your pursuit.
    I wanna see it when you wanna show it .
     
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  10. Art VanDelay

    Art VanDelay Tele-Holic

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  11. truckstopchuckie

    truckstopchuckie TDPRI Member

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    Getting closer now. I’ve got the sides flush, though it needs a little more sanding on both sides of the neck pocket.

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    Also got a nice wood delivery yesterday. Cherry blanks for three necks, some old rosewood fretboard blanks (from an old norwegian furniture factory that shut down thirty years ago) that’s 14 mm thick so each blank might cover two necks, so theoretically four necks (one is for a Flying V I’m planning to start on once this tele body is done)... Ufortunately I don’t have a band saw to split the rosewood, but I’m working on it.

    The big wood blank underneath the cherry and rosewood is elm. Haven’t figured out what to do with, other than it needs to be some kind of thinline guitar. It’s so stupidly heavy.

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  12. chemobrain

    chemobrain Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    true oil certainly complement the wood grain, very nicely done. BINGO!
     
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  13. Nice work and great to see someone jump in head first on their first build! Look forward to seeing more.

    Eric
     
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  14. BlackieBlues

    BlackieBlues TDPRI Member

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    First build?! What?!? That’s amazing.
    Do you plan on selling any of your work?
     
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  15. truckstopchuckie

    truckstopchuckie TDPRI Member

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    Thanks for kind words. :) There have been some f**k-ups along the way, but I managed to fix most of them. There’s a flaw on the frontside binding that’s really bugging me.

    Of course, I choose to upload pictures of the neatest parts. ;)
     
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  16. John Nicholas

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    Jun 26, 2014
    Poughkeepsie, NY
    It’s pretty easy to fix binding mistakes. It melts using acetone. So take some binding and melt it with acetone and you can fill your “mistakes”.
     

  17. truckstopchuckie

    truckstopchuckie TDPRI Member

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    Working on the neck template. Nice fit so far. Ordered truss rods yesterday.

    Used a Warmoth neck to do the heel tracing and a plan of a 62 custom headstock for the headstock (differences between the Warmoth and the 62 custom headstock).

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    There. I think I’m done. Looks correct, and all the measures should be right. I’m going to try making a test neck from some scrap wood meant for house building and not guitar building, just to see if I got everything right.

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