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Let's see some tortoiseshell!

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Otis Fine, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown

  2. Reggie77

    Reggie77 Tele-Meister

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    Jul 16, 2017
    Connecticut

  3. magicfingers99

    magicfingers99 Tele-Meister

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    May 7, 2015
    atlanta
    There's a hare on this one:

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  4. tintag27

    tintag27 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Jan 18, 2010
    Macclesfield, UK
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    Reminds me of a Harmony Sovereign 1266 I used to own...
    Sadly I didn't take any photos of it before I leant it to a girl - I've never seen it since :0(
     

  5. Jimclarke100

    Jimclarke100 Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 8, 2009
    Horsham, UK
    Had some tortie left from a build so:

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  6. StrangerNY

    StrangerNY Tele-Afflicted

    I've only got one with tort - the Ghost Burst Tele.

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    - D
     
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  7. ReaL Madras

    ReaL Madras Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 8, 2012
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  8. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Apr 2, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    ...but this one has a Spitfire :D
     

  9. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Ad Free Member

    May 10, 2003
    Near Milwaukee
    Yamaha FG750S. It stays on a stand in our great room for late night noodling. Tortus pickgaurd, binding and tuners (but I'm sure if tuners count).

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    Bob....my beloved Russian Tortoise who is named after my late father. Bob likes romaine lettuce and he'll outlive all of us. Freaks me out.

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  10. Armo

    Armo Tele-Meister

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    Nov 13, 2008
    Wales

  11. Southpole

    Southpole Tele-Meister

    431
    Apr 10, 2014
    WellingtonNZ
    The Deluxe on the right has tort pick guard and matching tort binding!

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  12. jorbjorb

    jorbjorb Tele-Meister

    321
    Jul 18, 2012
    Winnipeg
    here ya go
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  13. ndcaster

    ndcaster Friend of Leo's

    Nov 14, 2013
    Indiana
    perty gits on this thread!

    there was a great thread on making your own tortoiseshelly thingamabobs here somewhere, think it was a brainy thread
     

  14. TigerG

    TigerG Tele-Holic

    675
    Aug 14, 2015
    Nashville
    The new tort material that came for my Tele project is lighter than the tort pickguard on my Jazzlemacaster. I'd always felt that the Jazzlemacaster pickguard was too dark, especially since it was also lighter than the pickguard on my 5-string bass, which was the inspiration for the Jazzlemacaster's aesthetics. So yesterday I took the time to make a new pg for the JM, and I'm quite liking the result. It brightens it up and ties in better to the red on the arm contour, which was the whole idea behind the red on the arm contour to begin with.

    New:
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    Old:
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  15. TigerG

    TigerG Tele-Holic

    675
    Aug 14, 2015
    Nashville
    More freshly cut tort for the Tele project:

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  16. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Apr 2, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ
    Update....3-ply....ts/w/b...30 degree bevel...

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  17. bossaddict

    bossaddict TDPRI Member

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    Jul 22, 2014
    Birmingham, AL
    Here's my '63 Jazzmaster. It was oversprayed with Sonic Blue a long time ago, but the original Olympic White (hence the tortoise guard) is showing through some of the wear.

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  18. Quinn23

    Quinn23 TDPRI Member

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    Mar 5, 2017
    Somerset England
    Ibanez 1981 Blazer with tort guard, unfortunately not cut very well...
     

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  19. Quinn23

    Quinn23 TDPRI Member

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    Mar 5, 2017
    Somerset England
    And a tele.
     

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