First thinline build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by adirondak5, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. Stratoplus

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    Thank you very much for such a warm welcome, and Dave thanks as well.

    Congrats with the finishing of this beauty! I have a Bleus Jr Texas Red and it are great amps! Enjoy playing on this killer guitar! (I like your Paisley tele very much too!)
     
  2. vlada

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    hey herb.
    this guitar looks super cool. like a bottle of finest whiskey. bet it sounds like heaven.
    great job.
    stay well.
     
  3. Loudog99

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    Wow,that is my dream tele. Semi-hollow, P90 in the neck, natural finish with rosewood neck- looks killer. I have that same pickup combo in an SX ash tele copy and love the sounds I can get.

    Lou
     
  4. 4string

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    Man that came out NICE!


    Outstanding work Herb..;)
     
  5. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Wood Hoarder Extraordinaire

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    Thanks Stratoplus , I was looking for a Texas Red a while back , couldn't find one but I am pretty happy with my tweed.

    Hey vlada , thanks , it's smooth like Black Velvet , it does sound good.


    Thanks Lou , the pickup combo is pretty good , I am liking it a lot .

    Thanks Marty , long time on this one but it is nice , thanks for all the comments and help along the way , this was a blast to build !
     
  6. Joedrc

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    Looks awesome, good job!
     
  7. adirondak5

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    Thanks Joe :)
     
  8. adirondak5

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    As promised , here's a link for a real crappy cell phone video , the sound is not good , but that's what I had to make a short video , now for the best part of this build , this guitar is for my son in law , Steve , I never mentioned that because he follows these threads every once in a while , he has been oogling over this guitar for a while now , well , he came over last night and I gave it to him , he was pretty excited , so here is Steve playing a little , also keep in mind I still need to do a real proper setup on this , this is just a quick 15 minute setup , still needs nut work , a fret level , it sounds way better than this video sounds , just watch Steve towards the end , the amp is my Blues Jr , the room is my shop where it was built. Steve has a good video camera that we'll use to get a better quality video up shortly.

    http://s832.photobucket.com/albums/zz246/adirondak50/?action=view&current=VIDEO0004.mp4
     
  9. crazydave911

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    No worries! :D
     
  10. Engraver-60

    Engraver-60 Friend of Leo's

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    WOW - want to adopt another child? :) With a father-in-law like you, he'd better stay on your good side. What a great gift. And a great guitar. It's beautiful.
     
  11. JBennett

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    That guitar came out looking great! Nice configuration for a tele off the beaten path.
     
  12. adirondak5

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    I see your grin and raise you 2 grins :) :)
     
  13. adirondak5

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    Ha , thanks Mark , Steve is a good young man , he was a friend of some of my daughter's friends years back , after a horrible car accident years ago my daughter started visiting him in the hospital , his back was broken , the doctors said he would never walk again , well , they are now married with two beautiful children , and Steve is walking , with a cane , but walking . I am very proud of them both . He is getting back to music more and more , practicing with his old band , so this kind of was an easy decision to give this guitar to him ( Steve , if you read this don't think I've gone soft) .
    Adopt another child ? Good lord , we have 4 grandchildren now and another on the way , I'll be building forever :) ,
    mini teles , my wife is asking
     
  14. adirondak5

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    Thanks Jonathan , hope the paisley comes out as well .
     
  15. Jack Wells

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    Built yourself a real beauty there Herb.
     
  16. mlp-mx6

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    I hesitate to bring this up, but is lacquer rubbed through on the edge of the headstock? Or am I just seeing a reflection?

     
  17. adirondak5

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    Thanks Jack.
     
  18. adirondak5

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    That's just reflections if you are talking about the top and bottom edges. The reflections are of the carpet the headstock is laying on .
     
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  19. Modern Morlok

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    What a great project, and a story with a happy ending. Thanks so much for sharing!
     
  20. djeffery

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    Hello,
    I am new here, and this is my first post, so please forgive any duplication ...and my ignorance. I did try to search for my question before asking!
    Now, I am considering building a thinline Tele, but I'd really like to include the Bigsby tremolo.
    Would including that necessitate using incredibly hard wood for the body top? I have an 8 ft sheet of alder that is gorgeous. Would that do?
    Thanks in advance for any help you all can provide.
     
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