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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Bugeater281, Nov 19, 2017.
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.
That is going to be beautiful. I love the combo of walnut and maple.
Made some progress.
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.
Very nice. Carvin got me hooked on walnut guitars way back.
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!
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.
I love walnut, and there is a lot of it in Nebraska!
I love Walnut,
Personally, I’d keep going with the Tru-Oil, really make the grain pop in both the Walnut and Maple.
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.
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.
I can’t speak to touring, but it was originally made as a gun stock finish, so I think it’s fair tough.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
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.
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.
Their name is "neck ferrules." Good luck on it - should be nice.
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.