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New walnut and maple tele.

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

  1. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

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  2. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

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    Put a thin layer of tru oil to seal the main surfaces. Still needs a bit of sanding and I may add a bit more dye to the top, the back is looking spectacular. IMG_7498.JPG IMG_7499.JPG IMG_7501.JPG
     
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  3. oldrebel

    oldrebel Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Oct 23, 2011
    Lynchburg Tennessee
    That is going to be beautiful. I love the combo of walnut and maple.
     
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  4. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

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  5. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

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    Has anyone used epoxy as a finish? I was thinking of using epoxy as the finish on this. I just sealed it with tru oil.
     

  6. Lonn

    Lonn Tele-Afflicted

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    Very nice. Carvin got me hooked on walnut guitars way back.

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  7. devrock

    devrock TDPRI Member

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    The walnut, by itself, is gorgeous. You almost could have sliced that up and gotten a walnut top for a second axe.

    Regardless, she's a beauty!
     

  8. johnboy99

    johnboy99 Tele-Meister

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    Very cool build and looking great. In your first post, you mentioned maybe using a quilted maple fingerboard... Quilted maple (generally) is a lot softer than hard maple and other woods typically used for fretboards. I have no idea if the lower density would create a problem or not in terms of stability, tone or how well it would wear, but it is going to be a lot softer than the typical hard maple used and a lot softer than rosewood, ebony etc. I also think you would lose most of the visual effect of the quilt on a fretboard since quilt is a pretty big pattern and you have a pretty narrow area covered with frets and inlays etc... Just my 2 cents.
     

  9. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

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    DrASATele Poster Extraordinaire

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  11. boredguy6060

    boredguy6060 Friend of Leo's

    Mar 28, 2012
    Sou Cal
    I love Walnut,
    Personally, I’d keep going with the Tru-Oil, really make the grain pop in both the Walnut and Maple.
     

  12. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

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    Originally that was what I was going to do. But this is for a traveling artist and I was worried about tru oils durability while touring.
     
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  13. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

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    Ya your right, I looked up big leaf maple and it's a really soft wood, I have a hard maple fingerboard laying around I'll use instead.
     

  14. boredguy6060

    boredguy6060 Friend of Leo's

    Mar 28, 2012
    Sou Cal
    I can’t speak to touring, but it was originally made as a gun stock finish, so I think it’s fair tough.
    I love the way it makes the back of the neck feel, I have also used Washburn Guitar Juice over the TO as a polish, but the neck I did with TO is just perfect, for me.
    I did two other necks that were sold that I’ve heard no complaints from
     

  15. TRexF16

    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2011
    Tucson
    I may have missed it, but are you planning to use neck screw ferrules or a standard neck plate? It looks like you made a 1/4" or 3/16" roundover all the way around the back side of the neck pocket. I did this on my second build and had to end up making a custom neck plate with non-standard screw spacing because a standard one now hangs over the roundover. You might be able to do neck screw ferrules on standard neck hole position if you inset them deep enough. I have a pic of how I solved my problem with the custom neck plate but it's on another computer I can't get to right now.

    Apologies if you already addressed this earlier in the thread and I just missed it.

    Very pretty guitar, BTW.

    Rex
     

  16. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

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    I won't be using the standard setup on the neck screws. I hadn't mentioned that yet. I'll use inserts on the neck and use fancy washers below the screw heads, I'm having a brain fart and can't remember their name. It'll be like this. I used this on my last build and like it way more. This was mock up, I recessed the holes. IMG_7543.PNG
     

  17. TRexF16

    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's

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  18. Tomasi

    Tomasi Tele-Meister

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    Congrats, beautiful tele with beautiful woodgrain on both materials. Maple top and walnut body makes a great telecaster! I built one without any weigh relief, It's on the heavy side but fortunately not an anchor. There's a great snap on the attack of the tone with lustrous body on the sustain. RedHot.jpg
     
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