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New Design Proto Build - Bone

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by preeb, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. ratter

    ratter Tele-Meister

    Age:
    42
    324
    Apr 2, 2009
    PA
    I'm so excited right now...
     

  2. Scooby Snax

    Scooby Snax Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Apr 26, 2009
    Toronto
    Sorry Gil, I drove from Boston yesterday, I'm a little behind the curve...

    Happy Passover!
     

  3. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Mar 30, 2011
    Oklamerica
    The freezer/heater trick is awesome. Like others here, I've used it on metals before, but never thought of using it for wood. That's good stuff right there.
     

  4. Davecam48

    Davecam48 Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Age:
    69
    Dec 31, 2009
    Queensland Australia
    Pin routers are great aren't they?

    Exemplary work Gil.

    DC
     

  5. ModerneGuy

    ModerneGuy Tele-Holic

    525
    Mar 9, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    Wow what a fantastic way to start the Easter break - a new thread from Gill!

    Interesting that you went with the wider waist area, I strapped on a LP after reading that and thought ..."he's right". This puts the shape more in the Gretsch Firebird or Guild Aristocrat ballpark. Anyway thanks for sharing all this as it's very inspirational - and for giving me a new mental image whenever I hear the term "a body in the freezer" ;)
     

  6. fretman_2

    fretman_2 Friend of Leo's

    May 9, 2011
    Mobile, AL
    Yep...looking forward to this build.
     

  7. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    58
    Feb 23, 2010
    East Tennessee
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    Subscribed! :D


    BTW Gil, here are your missing photos ;)



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  8. tintag27

    tintag27 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Jan 18, 2010
    Macclesfield, UK
    Wow, this is more exciting than Homeland ....and just as groundbreaking!
     

  9. Tone_Chaser

    Tone_Chaser TDPRI Member

    16
    Jan 29, 2010
    Northwest Missouri
    I will enjoy watching this come together. I learned a lot from your previous builds and I know I will with this one.
     

  10. Nick JD

    Nick JD Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Awesome, Gil. Always knew your original designs would be stunning.

    Will the paulownia be resilient enough for the neck joint? I would have been cautious and kept a "neck block" of mahogany.
     

  11. thecableguy

    thecableguy Friend of Leo's

    Awesome stuff Gil. I'm along for the ride!

    The body shape is very cool. :cool:
     

  12. Shepherd

    Shepherd Friend of Leo's

    Jan 17, 2008
    Maple Ridge, Canada
    I remember seeing an article online where the custom shop built a Tele like that. From what I remember it was just to reduce weight and I think it was built for Justin Norvell who was the vice pres. of marketing for Fender.
     

  13. Engraver-60

    Engraver-60 Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    65
    Jan 6, 2008
    Franklin, TN
    Happy Pesach, Gil. Thank you for sharing all of the innovative techniques. I am subscribed, and positive this one will be every bit as fine an instrument as all of your previous builds.
     

  14. Fred_Garvin

    Fred_Garvin Tele-Holic

    636
    Feb 21, 2011
    Atlanta, GA
    Holy cow! I was just thinking today about Preeb's fantastic and inspirational threads, and when I come here to see what he's been up to or to re-read the classics, I find this. Not reverse engineering a classic, but a Gil Yaron original!

    I'm so stoked to see how this comes out, I appreciate the classic designs, but there's always something about them that doesn't appeal to me. It's great to see you step out and put your own spin on things. I'm already amazed at the inegenuity of this design.
     

  15. Hobbesickles

    Hobbesickles TDPRI Member

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    Jun 25, 2012
    United States
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    I really like that headstock. It reminds me of the headstock on a Gretsch White Falcon.
     

  16. newtwanger

    newtwanger Blackguardian. Ad Free + Supporter

    Feb 11, 2007
    Quebec, Canada
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    Why the trussrod cover? I thought you were going heel adjust?

    Beauty so far Gil. I wish you well deserved success.
     

  17. Engraver-60

    Engraver-60 Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    65
    Jan 6, 2008
    Franklin, TN
    Set Neck - kind of difficult to heel adjust?:rolleyes:
     

  18. Glen Smith

    Glen Smith RIP

    Aug 20, 2011
    Canada
    This ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
     

  19. Engraver-60

    Engraver-60 Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    65
    Jan 6, 2008
    Franklin, TN
    Sorry - I did not catch the body end truss rod adjustment - I just ass-u-me-d it was set neck - headstock adjust. I still don't see how Gil is going to adjust from the body end easily. I guess truth will eventually be told.
     

  20. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    Maybe from the back! :eek:
     

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