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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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    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

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    [​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

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    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

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  6. Shepherd

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    Here's a headstock decal.

    [​IMG]

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



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  7. Jack Wells

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    Oh man ........... I'd trade all my Ridgid tools for that one. That deserves a larger format.

    ......[​IMG]
     
  8. kwerk

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    I don't actually believe that, Jack ;)
     
  9. Shepherd

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    I believe it. At his age? Get it while you can :p.
     
  10. Jack Wells

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    kwerk ............. I'm not talking about the pipe wrench.
     
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    Oh...was there a wrench?
     
  12. kwerk

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    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? :mrgreen:
     
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    Paint a bikini on her?
     
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