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Mahogany deckcaster

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Budda45ftw, Aug 21, 2017.

  1. Budda45ftw

    Budda45ftw Tele-Meister

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    Thanks! I actually screwed up the finish more than once but it's sorted out niw
     

  2. Budda45ftw

    Budda45ftw Tele-Meister

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    So when I wet sanded with the Danish I left the slurry on too long and had a nasty sticky mess. Pretty but gooey feeling. IMG_20170903_005936751_HDR.jpg this was right before I put a chisel through the divider between the neck pickup route and the neck pocket. This is a laminated body and there were 4 pieces to collect and epoxy back in place. I also jacked up the surface by slipping with another chisel across the upper bout.
     

  3. Budda45ftw

    Budda45ftw Tele-Meister

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    IMG_20170903_005949256.jpg I'm going to try to document all the screw ups... My next body will be properly masked during all routing, soldering, chiseling, etc... So sloppy. Still. It plays, the action is reasonable, the 35 dollar kmise neck is straight and no dead frets, no buzzing. I think I'm hooked.
     

  4. Budda45ftw

    Budda45ftw Tele-Meister

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    IMG_20170903_065409444.jpg tuned and tested. Gfs ferrite p90 "gold foils", lots of copper shielding, cheap amazon neck and hardware, gfs bridge. I have a USA Reverend with the same bridge and like the style, super easy to dial in
     
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  5. Budda45ftw

    Budda45ftw Tele-Meister

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    Oh my goodness. These pickups are SO MUCH FUN! I play thru a Budda sd45 1x12, my regular stage guitar is a hagstrom duce f with emg's, and these sound better. This is going to be my favorite guitar.
     

  6. nojazzhere

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    What wood is the neck? I have a mahogany Warmoth neck on my Tele.....I LOVE it! I really like old, all mahogany Les Paul Jr.s. Have long toyed with the idea of an all mahogany Telecaster. Yours looks great.
     

  7. Budda45ftw

    Budda45ftw Tele-Meister

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    It's maple with rosewood. 35 bucks shipped from Amazon. It's way wider than I'm used to but I'll deal. The last Tele I had was one of those fmt carved top 2 humbucker jobs
    I put a jb and a jazz in it and it was the best sounding guitar I had ever played. These cheap gfs pickups are waaaaay better than the Duncans ymmv but the ferrite faux gold foils are super super articulate, Dynamics are very very sensitive. I've never heard my Budda like this before.
     
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  8. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Tele-Afflicted

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    What are you calling "wider than I'm used to..."? Mine is 1 11/16" at nut....wonder if I should have gone with 1 3/4". But I DO like the "Fatback" depth....1" deep at nut all the way up past 12th fret. BTW, I use a hot GFS pickup in my bridge position.....it's great!
     

  9. Budda45ftw

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    This feels more like an ibanez neck. I'll take some measurements later today
     

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    Budda45ftw Tele-Meister

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  12. Budda45ftw

    Budda45ftw Tele-Meister

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    So the neck has a 12.6" radius, it's very flat feeling and in need of a fret leveling but should be good to go after that. I'm going to build a couple more, I think. An offset body based on my USA Reverend and another tele.
     
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  13. cactusrob

    cactusrob Friend of Leo's

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  14. cactusrob

    cactusrob Friend of Leo's

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    Can you post some detail/close up pics of that $35 neck. I've seen those but never gave them a second thought. ..but now I'm interested
     

  15. Budda45ftw

    Budda45ftw Tele-Meister

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    Sure, I just ordered 2 more, one a strat style

    I'm going to refret/radius one of them I think
     

  16. cactusrob

    cactusrob Friend of Leo's

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    Cool, thanks. Looking forward to seeing it......
     

  17. Budda45ftw

    Budda45ftw Tele-Meister

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    IMG_20170907_172004669_HDR.jpg leveled and crowned the frets, sanded off the sealer coat and applied a little ebony minwax. Also put it on a cigar box. IMG_20170907_172109189.jpg


    Open d nastiness. Love it. The extra necks will be here tomorrow.
     
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  18. Budda45ftw

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  19. Budda45ftw

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    All done!

    New neck came, the fingerboard was much lighter on this one, but I think it works better. IMG_20170909_150522609_HDR.jpg I definitely got a little sharpie on the neck during the leveling, but I got the thing set up perfectly, no buzzing, no dead frets,1.3 ish mm at the 12th on the low e, not bad for a 35 dollar neck and a novice level/crown.

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  20. newuser1

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    Can you post a link to the seller you bought the necks from?
     

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