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New walnut and maple tele.

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Bugeater281, Nov 19, 2017.

  1. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

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    Im making a new guitar again, this is the forth so I have confidence for this one. It's going to have a walnut body and a quilted maple top. I'm debating between a walnut neck with a quilted maple fingerboard or a laminated maple neck with a maple fingerboard. I'm leaning towards the walnut neck. Pics so far. IMG_7166.JPG IMG_7167.JPG IMG_7171.JPG IMG_7172.JPG
     

  2. Thin69

    Thin69 Friend of Leo's

    Oct 28, 2009
    Galveston, TX
    Love the walnut!
     

  3. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

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  4. callasabra

    callasabra Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 11, 2016
    USA
    Ooohhh sub'd. Post a lot and post often..
     

  5. papa32203

    papa32203 Tele-Holic

    750
    Nov 4, 2011
    Surprise, AZ
    What is the purpose of cooking the body on the stove?;)
    Have fun- I'm watching along...
     
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  6. mefgames

    mefgames Tele-Afflicted Platinum Supporter

    Oct 31, 2010
    North Bay, Ca
    I like the all walnut from the back look and the all maple from the front.
     

  7. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

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  8. RickyRicardo

    RickyRicardo Friend of Leo's

    Mar 27, 2012
    Calgary, Alberta
    Great job. That is a beautiful top.
     

  9. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Afflicted

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    Yep, beautiful looking top. Can't wait to see this one unfold.

    I reckon the maple on maple neck would look awesome - especially against the back of the body. But that's just me. Either way, this looks like one sweet build.
     

  10. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

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    Made some progress. IMG_7207.JPG
     
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  11. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

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    Desperate times call for desperate measures. I had one spot that wouldnt sit flat and and had no more clamps. I had to innovate. IMG_7208.JPG
     
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  12. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

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  13. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    Looking nice, how is the weight so far. Both pretty heavy wood types. Maybe very heavy. My first DIY is Walnut & White Ash and a 12 lb guitar. ;)
     

  14. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

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    My first was an oak guitar :lol:. Its heavy. This one is chambered so that dropped the weight by a lot.
     

  15. flatcat

    flatcat Tele-Meister

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  16. Bird Dog

    Bird Dog TDPRI Member

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    Feb 8, 2012
    Jefferson City, Mo
    I am glad you chambered it. The axe in the attached pic was once solid walnut. The tone was not good at all. Too thick and harsh. On a later rebuild I chambered the back/top half and cut a swimming pool route for the pickups (which are Fralins - a Big Single Neck and High Output HB bridge). The tone is very good now. It's much lighter too. It was too heavy before. R Mood 1.jpg
     

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  17. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    I had only limited Tele experience, LP Customs my poison in the day. I did get a 67-8 Tele around 1976 after Roy/Green Onions lit me up. But I was not agile enough to handle other than chucky frets and Super Distortion HBs and sold it off. Sure wish I still had that one now. ;)

    Point is then in 2003ish when I started cobbling, I had no idea Teles weight was tabo if the same as what I was used to, 12lb LP Customs. ;) By 2008-9 I was hooked on 6lb 1-9/16" thick pine slab Teles....
     

  18. 2blue2

    2blue2 Friend of Leo's

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    To get a 'well done' tele of course!

    That top is beautiful and the water wet back is very nice too.
     
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