Now its my MJT Telemaster build

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by ifallalot, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. ejphotos

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    That looks great!
     
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    After I sanded where I filled where the routing bit had bit into the edge it looked pretty good

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    Football plate fit right over it to cover it

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    After I finish maintenance on Saturday morning at work, I'm here on-call in case of issues, so I decided to take this in to do some more assembly. We have much better soldering equipment here so I went ahead and did the controls and pickups

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    Control plate put together, pickups and bridge installled

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    Looking good

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    I used a ruler to eyeball where the rear strap button would go

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    I just eyeballed the upper bout one

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    The football plate conformed to the contour of the body nicely when tightened

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    Here's how it will look with the pickguard

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    I was going to drill the pilot holes and screw it down, but there was some overlap by the neck. I didn't bring the neck in so I'm going to mount that at home and then trim what's necessary to get the pickguard on

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    You’re doing well!
     
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    This is looking great man. Nice work on fixing your mess ups. I've made enough myself that I'm getting pretty good at it. Haha.
     
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    Onto the neck today. This is a much quicker job than the rest of it.

    First, I used my high tech graphite applicator for the nut slots. This nut was pre-slotted bone included in the kit

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    Next, I sanded the sides of the nut until I was able to get the nut in

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    In hindsight, I should have sanded the nut more, as the finish is very thin on the neck. Luckily its only really bad-looking in the kind of light I took this picture in

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    Hey, glad its a heavy relic
     
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    String tree next. I simply compared where the tree on my American Original 50s Tele was installed

    Tapped a nail mark in, then drilled

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    Few screw turns later

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    Just a tiny bit of sanding in the neck pocket and it fit right in

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    Placed the screws in, and voila, a guitar

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    Now as you can see I took you guys' advice on the Bigsby, now I need a vote before I string it up and set it up

    Seeing it sit on the bench over the week, I started to really like it without a pickguard. So what do you guys say, pickguard or no pickguard?

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    Sorry for the dog tail
     
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    I usually wait until I put strings on and then find where the string tree should go. It's always nerve-racking drilling into the finished neck, and it's the last thing I do before the whole thing is done. The first one I ever did the screw broke.. I use wax now.
     
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    Awesome!
     
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