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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by jhogsten, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. jhogsten

    jhogsten TDPRI Member

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    this is my first post thought I would say hi and tell you all about a new tele Im building, My background is country gospel. Played with the voices triumphant of the happy goodman family hour and the perrys sisters for years.

    Im starting off with a pine body with a tummy tuck and contoured fore arm The wood has some knots in it. Im just going to dye it a little darker and put a danish oil finish. Im using a leather pick guard. Don Mear bridge and middle pickups and a tv jones in the neck. A birseye flame combination neck from warmoth with a rosewood board and a vintage tint finish. It is a boatneck with a soft v. Kluson tuners. A cold rolled bridge from Glendale and his brass saddles. Ill post some pictures when I done
     
  2. Joe Chaney

    Joe Chaney Tele-Meister

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    wow, what does a pine body sound like? they look super, there's this other dude making a pine tele, and its HOT!
     
  3. eyema_believer

    eyema_believer Former Member

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    Jul 24, 2007
    Milan, Michigan USA
    Welcome to the site!!
    Sounds like you've got a great project going there! I used to live near Flatwoods in Huntington WV.... beautiful place down there!

    Blessings,

    ~Shawn
     
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  5. riggergreg

    riggergreg Tele-Afflicted

    Welcome to the club, Jeff. Pine teles Rock!!

    Here's my pair-O-pines..

    [​IMG]
     
  6. jhogsten

    jhogsten TDPRI Member

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    Shawn werent you a music director at Ed Harpers church, Im the audio engineer at the tv station in Ashland, meet you once there. You were looking for a steel player I think. Jeff
     
  7. eyema_believer

    eyema_believer Former Member

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    Jul 24, 2007
    Milan, Michigan USA
    Nope Jeff, wasn't me. I've never worked at any church outside of Michigan. Hopefully we'll meet sometime this side of heaven! Next time I get down there, I'll look you up. I still have family there.

    Peace!

    ~Shawn
     
  8. BellyBoy

    BellyBoy Tele-Holic

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    Chula Vista, Ca
  9. leewhit

    leewhit Tele-Meister

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    Dec 1, 2003
    baltimore,md.
    Hey you! Where's our pics? Ha!! How's it going? Called Bob and heard your guitar. Wow!! It may turn out better than mine. Can't wait to hear it with pickups. Keep me posted.
     
  10. maestrovert

    maestrovert Poster Extraordinaire

    Welcome Aboard Brother !

    i'm lookin' forward to pics when you've completed your project too....
     
  11. jhogsten

    jhogsten TDPRI Member

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    how do you post a picture
     
  12. jhogsten

    jhogsten TDPRI Member

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    here are a few pics I took about a week ago, just sanded down with tounge oil. I couldnt belive how glossy it looks with no finish I just got my Don Mears pickups on and the sound is unreal Ill post some more pics soon

    Jeff
     

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  13. marty h

    marty h Tele-Meister

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    just bought me a glendale tele.pine body,all one piece flame maple neck,
    can,t wait to get it.:eek:
     
  14. marty h

    marty h Tele-Meister

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    that is one gorgeous piece of wood.wow
     
  15. RichardWitt

    RichardWitt Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 1, 2006
    Australia
    Wow! :eek: That's extra special!!! :D

    Didn't think knots in Tele bodies were a good idea until this very moment! They're in perfect placement on the body!
    You're gonna have alot of people drooling here, that's for sure! That's gorgeous!

    Welcome and congratulations! :D
     
  16. jhogsten

    jhogsten TDPRI Member

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    One of the things that appealed to me about a pine body was that it is rustic and since I wasnt going to finish it I thought the knots would look good. I debated a long time and Im glad I went that way. IM totally happy

    Jeff
     
  17. I wouldn't at all be surprised to see in the future lots and lots of rustic pine Tele Body builds, with nice pickups but otherwise no frills.

    The body turned out great, congrats.


    Bubbanov
     
  18. tuuur

    tuuur Friend of Leo's

    Nov 12, 2006
    the Netherlands
    One of the most beautiful teles I know has a few knots:

    [​IMG]

    This one was made from some super dried 180 years-old pine from some old barn. More pictures in this link.

    Jeff, yours looks very good! I'm in the process of creating some pine based tele as well... and considering using oil as a finish. Judging from your pics, that would be a good idea!
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2007
  19. jhogsten

    jhogsten TDPRI Member

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    wow I love that I am thinking about something along those lines for my next one. Did you make the pickguard. I was going to go with leather for mine and still may but I put the turtle shell on for a temp but really like it so I may stick with it Im not sure yet. I think Im going to put a parson white bender on it

    Jeff
     
  20. tuuur

    tuuur Friend of Leo's

    Nov 12, 2006
    the Netherlands
    Heheh, sorry, maybe I wasn't too clear, but I didn't make that one...
     
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