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New build, sorry it's not a Tele

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Clintstone, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. Clintstone

    Clintstone Tele-Meister

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    Jan 17, 2016
    Brandon Manitoba
    So I was cleaning up my shop and was about to throw out a pail of maple cut offs. Now being the COB that I am I couldn't do it and decided to glue them all together into the shape of a guitar. Then I glued maple caps front and back, and thickness sanded the whole mess. Since I have never built a set neck guitar yet I thought this would be the perfect Guinea pig. Any guesses as to the model I am aiming for? IMG_20181201_181716_753.jpg
     
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  2. John Nicholas

    John Nicholas Friend of Leo's

    Jun 26, 2014
    Poughkeepsie, NY
    How much dose the body weigh??
     
  3. Clintstone

    Clintstone Tele-Meister

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    Jan 17, 2016
    Brandon Manitoba
    I just weighed it, 5 pounds and 11 ounces, not overly heavy.
     
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  4. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Afflicted

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    May 15, 2017
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Good call. Waste not, want not. ;)

    Nice figuring on that top. What's your finishing ideas?
     
  5. Artslap

    Artslap Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Bookmatched Cap? Nice.

    CP.
     
  6. Artslap

    Artslap Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Apologies. Double-post.

    CP.
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2019
  7. soggybag

    soggybag Tele-Meister

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    Oct 20, 2012
    san francisco
    L6, or Marauder?
     
  8. mistermikev

    mistermikev Tele-Meister

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  9. soggybag

    soggybag Tele-Meister

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    Oct 20, 2012
    san francisco
    I take it back it has to be a jr.
     
  10. Tenderfoot

    Tenderfoot Tele-Meister

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    Katy, TX
    Still time to make it a "Mindbender"!
     
  11. Clintstone

    Clintstone Tele-Meister

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    Jan 17, 2016
    Brandon Manitoba
    Soggybag for the win, what made you think Jr?
     
  12. Clintstone

    Clintstone Tele-Meister

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    Jan 17, 2016
    Brandon Manitoba
    Checking my fretboard for straightness before pressing in frets.
    IMG_20190109_203132_978.jpg
     
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  13. chemobrain

    chemobrain Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Nov 5, 2016
    oakland ca.
    Might I suggest a two pick up Gibson style Marauder with the flying vee head.... I know I know everybodies and art director. BUT, the world needs a well built Marauder, really, maybe:twisted:
    you could set it up with a tele bridge pickup in a tele bridge with a P-90 in the neck. nudge,nudge,nudge
     
  14. Zepfan

    Zepfan Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    Wraparound bridge, P90 pickup in the bridge area and a real deal Firebird in the neck. Oh Yeah.
     
  15. Clintstone

    Clintstone Tele-Meister

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    Jan 17, 2016
    Brandon Manitoba
    So I have decided to go with a tune o matic (mostly because I had one laying around and didn't want to but a wrap around) I managed to get the holes drilled tonight. 20190110_202701.jpg
     
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  16. Clintstone

    Clintstone Tele-Meister

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    Jan 17, 2016
    Brandon Manitoba
    I like using heel adjustable truss rods, especially on a thin neck. I machined a groove to allow my Allen wrench enough clearance. 20190110_203911.jpg
     
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  17. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    Another clean shop with a spiffy drill press. What is this place coming to.....
     
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  18. 2blue2

    2blue2 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu

    Looks like more than a drill press is going other.
     
  19. Newbcaster

    Newbcaster Tele-Holic

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    what kind of neck angle do you got?
     
  20. Clintstone

    Clintstone Tele-Meister

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    Jan 17, 2016
    Brandon Manitoba
    If I recall correctly it was about 3 degrees
     
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