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New sycamore/poplar build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Durk, May 29, 2017.

  1. Durk

    Durk Tele-Meister

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    I had an old B.C. Rich neck laying around and decided to build a body for it. It is a sycamore back with a poplar top. Not very far along yet because it was too hot and humid to mess with much today. 1496112696749.jpg 1496112703097.jpg 1496112710857.jpg
     
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  2. Dunkerhook

    Dunkerhook Tele-Meister

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    Nice! Sycamore is under appreciated. (The guitar in my profile is all sycamore.)

    Watching...
     
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  3. fortj3

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    Nice. Keeping my eyes peeled for this one.
     
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  4. LPTyler

    LPTyler TDPRI Member

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    That is some beautiful wood!
     
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  5. src9000

    src9000 Poster Extraordinaire

    Nice. What are your plans for a finish?
     

  6. Durk

    Durk Tele-Meister

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    Not sure yet. Maybe a tinted clear.
     

  7. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Meister

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    That's a nice looking gat in your avatar Dunkerhook.
     
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  8. fortj3

    fortj3 Tele-Meister

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    I don't normally say this to other dudes, but here goes:
    Nice wood.:lol:

    I like sycamore. I want a lefty LP, Hamer Sunburst, Strat, Jazzmaster, Mustang, Explorer, Flying V, SG, and another Tele, all in solid sycamore.
    Think ya can help me out?
     

  9. Durk

    Durk Tele-Meister

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    Wish I could. I don't have enough sycamore to make another body. Just a few tops. Plus working a full time job and raising 2 boys gives me very little time.
     

  10. Macrogats

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  11. Durk

    Durk Tele-Meister

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    Not yet. My wife had to have surgery a couple weeks ago and I have been really busy trying to deal with that. Should be in the shop next week sometime.
     

  12. jwp333

    jwp333 Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

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    I would have thought the sycamore would be the top and the poplar the back.
     

  13. Durk

    Durk Tele-Meister

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    I have some bookmatched sycamore to do that with. This was done using scrap wood and the sycamore was thicker, so I used it on the back.
     

  14. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Meister

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    Work as you can man. Hope all's well with the wife! :)
     
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  15. Durk

    Durk Tele-Meister

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    Finally getting back on this. I had about 20 minutes to play last night, so I routed the cavity for the neck pickup. 1501588717212.jpg
     

  16. Durk

    Durk Tele-Meister

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    Got in the shop again last night. Routed the rear cavity and bridge pickup cavity.

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  17. TheZ

    TheZ Tele-Meister

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    Looking great!
     
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  18. Durk

    Durk Tele-Meister

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    So I misplaced my binding tape and had already ran a bead of glue. Painters tape to the rescue, although it took twice as much. Found the binding tape on the counter in the house. Guess I carried it with me on my sweet tea run.

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  19. Durk

    Durk Tele-Meister

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    Decided to paint this one. The poplar had too many mineral streaks for me. Finished the paint and attached the neck. Almost ready for assembly.

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  20. TRexF16

    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2011
    Tucson
    Looks great but I sure miss the rays on that sycamore...
    Keep the pics coming.
    Rex
     

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