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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Ripthorn, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. Ripthorn

    Ripthorn Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    34
    Oct 22, 2009
    Austin, TX
    There are two possible outcomes: 1) move the bridge really far back on the body, kind of like with bass guitars or 2) extend the neck out. 1 has the disadvantage of being able to rest the arm on the guitar while placing the palm on the bridge and 2 has the disadvantage of a very high likelihood of neck dive. Honestly, with these little things, it's like playing with a capo on the 2nd or 3rd fret. I think I might try heavier strings and try to "downtune" to standard pitch.
     
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  2. Ripthorn

    Ripthorn Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    34
    Oct 22, 2009
    Austin, TX
    I actually lived in Santiago for 2 years when I was 19-21 years old. We could talk in modismos chilenos all day long. You just got to make it up here :)
     
  3. oldrebel

    oldrebel Friend of Leo's

    Oct 23, 2011
    Lynchburg Tennessee
    Great work. I'm loving it.
     
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  5. Ripthorn

    Ripthorn Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    34
    Oct 22, 2009
    Austin, TX
    Alright, there has been quite a saga of breaking tools related to inlay in my shop, and I have to have the fretboard inlaid before I can do too much more. But I was able to get a few things done, like this:

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    And I also did this:

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    Which on the side looks like this:

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    Now, keep in mind that the neck and headstock will be finished in tiger eye, so hopefully the cream binding will match well with the maple tuner buttons and truss rod cover.
     
  6. nosmo

    nosmo Friend of Leo's

    Jan 31, 2012
    Lake Jackson, TX
    Should look great with the finish. Beautiful top too.
     
  7. Ripthorn

    Ripthorn Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    34
    Oct 22, 2009
    Austin, TX
    Thanks! The top is actually an offcut from a board I bought that is 14" wide by 8' long. So I have four 1 piece tops all with this kind of figuring, just waiting for me. And it was all $10/bd ft! I guess if you pick through the big curly maple pile long enough, you find something.
     
  8. h2odog

    h2odog Tele-Meister

    Age:
    52
    159
    Feb 16, 2017
    The Dalles, Oregon
    Looking good, I can't wait to see more. :)
     
  9. Ripthorn

    Ripthorn Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    34
    Oct 22, 2009
    Austin, TX
    Alright, so after way too long, I got my test fretboard inlays cut. However, in looking at it, I think the higher frets need wider inlays. This is simply due to how sharp the corners get and the fact that I have a finite sized end mill. I'm using .02", but it still leaves a little radius and can't get in super tight to the very small corners in my drawing. What do you guys think? Widen the upper inlays, or leave them? Keep in mind that this will still need binding. Once I have that question answered, I will then inlay the actual board.

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