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Just finished these two tele's...what do you guys think?

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by ohno50, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. ohno50

    ohno50 TDPRI Member

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    Hi Everyone,
    I just wanted to show some pics of the last two tele's I built, these are my third and fourth. Before I go on I just want to thank everyone on this forum for their help and suggestions. It sounds pretty cheesy but this is one of those few forums where everyone gets along and everyone is willing to help each other out, no matter how many times its been done before.

    First one:
    - Walnut body and neck. Made both myself, I shaped the neck by feel really and didn't really try to copy any particular shape. I guess its a hybrid between a soft V that then transitions into a C shape.
    - Rosewood fingerboard with MOP fret markers
    - Seymour Duncan Little '59 in the bridge and Vintage Stack in the neck
    - I still have to put control knobs and strap buttons on it though

    Second one:
    - Swamp Ash body with Flamed Box Elder top. Neck is made out of Soft Curly Maple. I shaped the neck the same way on this one as I did on the Walnut one. - Maple fretboard with flamed box elder fret markers that I made myself. Kinda proud of myself on that one
    - Seymour Duncan Jazz Humbucker in the neck and TB-4 in the bridge with a 3way switch.

    I would really appreciate any feedback, good or bad on them.

    Thanks
     

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  2. ohno50

    ohno50 TDPRI Member

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    Here's a couple more pics of the Box Elder one
     

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  3. DMeltzer

    DMeltzer Tele-Meister

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    Speechless - both are gorgeous - love the grain on the ash one.....wow!
     
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  5. Bentley

    Bentley Friend of Leo's

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    Is the walnut chambered?
     
  6. ohno50

    ohno50 TDPRI Member

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    No it's solid. The bathroom scale says it weighs in at just over 8lbs.
     
  7. Bush Wiebe

    Bush Wiebe Tele-Meister

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    Unbelievably gorgeous:eek::eek::eek:! Both of them. Good work!!!
     
  8. guitar2005

    guitar2005 Tele-Holic

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    Both are very nice guitars.
    The only thing I don't like are those neck bolts. Other than that, fabulous!
     
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    Looking great........
     
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    tiskit86 Friend of Leo's

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    Very, very nice. I'm becoming fonder of the neck bolts over time, but only on the non-standard (not BSB or fender colors, for example). I think they look good on both of these.
     
  11. ohno50

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    Thanks for the kind words everyone
     
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    tele12 Friend of Leo's

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    Great job on both of them!!
    Since you asked for comments looking at the neck bolts it
    would be really easy to put a bit of heel contour, plenty of
    room from the bottom bolt to the edge of the wood.

    Again super nice!
     
  13. flatfive

    flatfive Friend of Leo's

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    Very nice! I like the clean, consistent look you achieved
    with both of them. It looks like you really thought through
    what you were going for.
     
  14. Colt W. Knight

    Colt W. Knight Doctor of Teleocity

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    Who would be crazy enough to build a walnut tele w. neck ferrules? Oh yeah...


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    crazydave911 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Sweet! :grin:................haven't seen that nice a pair in a long time ;)
     
  16. ohno50

    ohno50 TDPRI Member

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    I remember that one now. Maybe it was a subconscious thing on my part.
     
  17. gmann

    gmann Friend of Leo's

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    The only problem I have with them is they are not at my house! Great lookin' guitars. Someone mentioned the neck bolts and that would be my only concern as it seems a neck plate would be better but I'm sure you considered that and you obviously know what you're doin'.
     
  18. Colt W. Knight

    Colt W. Knight Doctor of Teleocity

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    Why would a neck plate be better?
     
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    onenotetom Tele-Afflicted

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    Very nice. I like the walnut one very much. I would suggest walnut knobs to tie it all together.
     
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    twiggymac Tele-Holic

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    wow, that walnut tele nearly looks like a rosewood harrison model! i was blown away by that until i saw the swamp ash!

    great body/neck combos on both and i LOVE the dot markers
     
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    thumbpick Tele-Afflicted

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    ..wow...nice job man..you can send me the dark one and thank you..i have lots of repair know how but i never built a Tele from the ground up...what would be the min. amount of tools i would need to do this...could i get away with basic hand tools...this is a one time thing ,not doing a factory production line...labour is no problem..the few times i have thought about doing this, i priced out it was cheaper just to order the body parts,and put it together....what are your thoughts or you fellas that bin there...thanks
     
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