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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by imploration, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. imploration

    imploration Tele-Meister Ad Free + Supporter

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    Sep 19, 2010
    Midwest
    Thought I'd share my latest , from scratch build. Double bound Walnut crotch/burl Telecaster, bound walnut burl pick guard and bound walnut quarter sawn neck (Strat Neck) with rosewood fretboard! Wow, that's a lot of binding AND walnut, ha! Hope you'll enjoy the pics as much as I enjoy yours!

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  2. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Mar 30, 2011
    Oklamerica
    That's a beauty! Did you make the neck as well?
     
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  3. NotAnotherHobby

    NotAnotherHobby Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 27, 2015
    Da' Magic Mittin'
    Very nice. And yeah, that's a lotta walnut. Cool, though.
     
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  5. crisscrosscrash

    crisscrosscrash TDPRI Member

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  6. imploration

    imploration Tele-Meister Ad Free + Supporter

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    Sep 19, 2010
    Midwest
    Yes sir! Ill try and get a pic up of the neck contour soon, came out gorgeous! Ivory bakelite fret markers and red side dots! Thanks so much for commenting!
     
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  7. imploration

    imploration Tele-Meister Ad Free + Supporter

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    Thank you so much! I really appreciate it!
     
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  8. imploration

    imploration Tele-Meister Ad Free + Supporter

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    Sep 19, 2010
    Midwest
    Thanks so much!!! Ive been aching to build a walnut guitar for quite awhile, tele just seemed to be the right way to go!
     

  9. 2 Headed Goat

    2 Headed Goat Tele-Meister

    455
    Jul 28, 2012
    Here & Now
    That's Rad! And from scratch no less… Very Cool. You have a fine eye for detail.
     
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  10. imploration

    imploration Tele-Meister Ad Free + Supporter

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    Sep 19, 2010
    Midwest
    I appreciate that so much, thank you 2HG!!!!!!!
     

  11. tacomamc

    tacomamc Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 2, 2009
    Northeast Pa
    That's beautiful! What'd you finish it with?
     
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  12. darkforce

    darkforce TDPRI Member

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    Jan 2, 2016
    Germany
    Wow! Incredible guitar! I love the wood and the attention to detail. I'm not a great fan of binding, but in this case it just looks right :)
     
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  14. imploration

    imploration Tele-Meister Ad Free + Supporter

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    Sep 19, 2010
    Midwest
    Hey Tacomamc, I shot it with 3 coats of shellac sealer, sanded it and then shot it again with another three quick coats of shellac sealer. I let it cure up for two weeks and then rubbed it down with 0000 steel wool and linseed oil.
     
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  15. imploration

    imploration Tele-Meister Ad Free + Supporter

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    Sep 19, 2010
    Midwest
    Thank you so much for the kind words!!! I really appreciate it!!!
     
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  16. imploration

    imploration Tele-Meister Ad Free + Supporter

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    6stringcowboy, Thanks so much for checking it out and the kind words!!!
     
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  17. RickyRicardo

    RickyRicardo Friend of Leo's

    Mar 27, 2012
    Calgary, Alberta

  18. imploration

    imploration Tele-Meister Ad Free + Supporter

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    Sep 19, 2010
    Midwest
    Thank you!!!!
     

  19. Lake Placid Blue

    Lake Placid Blue Friend of Leo's

    Sep 24, 2016
    California
    That is amazing. I love seeing wood grain in guitars. My Squier Bass VI and Thinline show their grain really well. You did a great job. I love how the pickguard matches and stands out from the body at the same time.
     
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  20. Lake Placid Blue

    Lake Placid Blue Friend of Leo's

    Sep 24, 2016
    California
    By the way, your tele matches your piano and floor really well too
     
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  21. tacomamc

    tacomamc Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 2, 2009
    Northeast Pa
    That body is simply stunning, really. I'm beginning a build and am Leaning toward shellac for a finish. I'm months away from that point, but it's good to know what's possible. Thanks again for sharing.
     
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