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Looking for this painted Tele Body

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by tommyb45, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. tommyb45

    tommyb45 NEW MEMBER!

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    Jan 11, 2011
    Geelong, Australia
    Hi all

    I have recently got the urge to build another guitar after successfully building a strat on TDPRI sister's forum.

    I really want to have a go at making a Telecaster with the below body yet im not really into spending that much on the body.

    http://www.warmoth.com/Showcase/ShowcaseItem.aspx?i=pt2493&Body=2&Path=Body

    I want to build this this style of paint job but I don't have the tools nor the time to paint (attempt to paint) it myself.

    So I would like to find an alternative.
    Does anyone know of any cheaper shops that could do this?

    I live in Australia so i would need international postage which I am happy to do.


    Thanks

    Tommy
     
  2. Mojotron

    Mojotron Poster Extraordinaire

    Dec 21, 2008
    Seattle
    [​IMG]

    I'm no finish expert, but this looks like perhaps they took a dark blue dye, got it into the grain, sanded it back, put clear on top of that, then stained it in a diluted mix of the same dye - cool idea. That alone looks pretty cool, the faux binding adds a nice accent.

    If you did not want the faux binding, perhaps it might be cheaper to get done somewhere - but - IMO - that price looks really good for that body with that finish. The other thing is that you know that you like that grain, a lot of times I've found that it's cheaper to get exactly what you want when you find it.
     
  3. captcoolaid

    captcoolaid TDPRI Member

    92
    Nov 10, 2011
    Pearl Ms.
    You can do it a couple of ways. Sinse it is bound you could get a Tele body and plane it the thickness of a veneer and get a maple quilt veneer and use black analine dye sand it back so it is only a bit left to make the quilt pop. Then use a trans blue analine dye for the actual color. Then some nitro and you can even tint the nitro if you are spraying it with a gun. Takes some work and some time but it can be done.
     
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  5. Jack Wells

    Jack Wells Doctor of Teleocity

    Oct 19, 2003
    Albuquerque, USA
  6. Shepherd

    Shepherd Friend of Leo's

    Jan 17, 2008
    Maple Ridge, Canada
    Here's a headstock decal.

    [​IMG]

    Dont have any Rigid tools but I'm going to start saving up for one of these



    [​IMG]
     
  7. Jack Wells

    Jack Wells Doctor of Teleocity

    Oct 19, 2003
    Albuquerque, USA
    Oh man ........... I'd trade all my Ridgid tools for that one. That deserves a larger format.

    ......[​IMG]
     
  8. kwerk

    kwerk Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 22, 2010
    New Zealand
    I don't actually believe that, Jack ;)
     
  9. Shepherd

    Shepherd Friend of Leo's

    Jan 17, 2008
    Maple Ridge, Canada
    I believe it. At his age? Get it while you can :p.
     
  10. Jack Wells

    Jack Wells Doctor of Teleocity

    Oct 19, 2003
    Albuquerque, USA
    kwerk ............. I'm not talking about the pipe wrench.
     
  11. Engraver-60

    Engraver-60 Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    64
    Jan 6, 2008
    Franklin, TN
    Oh...was there a wrench?
     
  12. kwerk

    kwerk Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 22, 2010
    New Zealand
    Gotta admit, I didn't notice a wrench either, but I'm still convinced you wouldn't give up your tools, despite Shepherd's observation ;)

    You'd at least spend a few seconds thinking about it.

    Besides, what would you do with all those stocks of orange paint? :D
     
  13. Engraver-60

    Engraver-60 Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    64
    Jan 6, 2008
    Franklin, TN
    Paint a bikini on her?
     
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