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Oak body tele with an ash neck.

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Bugeater281, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. fenderchamp

    fenderchamp Tele-Meister Ad Free + Supporter

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    Isn't that the case with mahogany too?
     
  2. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 TDPRI Member

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    I'm not to worried about the grain on the ash. It's really dense.
     

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  3. 24 track

    24 track Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    the oak in my guitar was not ll that heavey when compared to my swamp ash strat and mine had a tight grain .
     
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  5. maxvintage

    maxvintage Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    One of the great things about wood is the way it varies from species to species and even from board to board from the same tree
     
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  6. maxvintage

    maxvintage Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Yes and also walnut. In my experience both are much easier to the grain-fill than oak or what fender likes to call "swamp ash."

    If you look up oak in the wood database you'll see that it averages ten pounds heavier per square foot than soft maple
     
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  7. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    My first thought when I read the title I have to say...
     
  8. fenderchamp

    fenderchamp Tele-Meister Ad Free + Supporter

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  9. RickyRicardo

    RickyRicardo Friend of Leo's

    Mar 27, 2012
    Calgary, Alberta
    Nowhere near as much as ash or oak. Mahogany is a much finer grain.
     
  10. Sjnoring

    Sjnoring Tele-Holic

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    Yeah I can barely restring a guitar let alone build one.
     
  11. Swampash&Tweed

    Swampash&Tweed Friend of Leo's

    Jun 22, 2011
    South Florida
    Wood is such a beautiful substance. Smells and looks wonderful, can be powerful as heck or paper (get it?)thin.

    Yours look nice.
     
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  12. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    I learned early after my first DIY Tele. Look at this nice black walnut. But it is only 1-1/4" thick. Oh!, a one piece white ash 5/8" clear top!

    Nice, got my woods....

    Weight? What had that got to do with it? My LP Customs were 12ish.

    What, a Tele isn't supposed to be 12 lbs? I didn't know.

    So search my posts over a decade ago and since for Two Ton Tele and you will see the beast.
     
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  13. flyingbanana

    flyingbanana Poster Extraordinaire

    But guitars don't have to be 12 plus lbs anymore. My Gibson LP is 71/4 lbs. :D
     
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  14. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    Of course, but my last LPs I sold in 1980. And 20 years later I logged on here and said... I have a shop and some skills and kids so I can't afford any LP anymore. I make a guitar!!
     
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  15. Clintstone

    Clintstone Tele-Meister

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    this beast is made of oak, it's a little heavier than my Les Paul but not much. I don't know if the oak has anything to do with it but this thing sustains longer than any other guitar that I have played. 20160928_214305.jpg
     
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  16. Bugeater281

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    As a mechanic. I love that f hole.
     
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  17. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    I appreciate/dig pupose specific artistic expression like this. Of course for me it would be a pedal wrench or cone spaner. ♤♡◇♧
     
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  18. Clintstone

    Clintstone Tele-Meister

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    Ya I am an industrial mechanic/machinist so this guitar was kind of a tribute to my trade. It was my first build and I knew literally nothing about wood. I made quite a few screwups along the way but the project taught me a lot about presicion woodworking and types of wood. I used oak for this one because it was free (an old door casing) it splinters really easily and the sawdust is nasty. But if it is all you have use it, you will learn a lot about routers and tear out.
     
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  19. imploration

    imploration Tele-Meister Ad Free + Supporter

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    Oak is great, other than it will dull the heck out of blades!:) Super excited to see your finished product!!! Best of luck!
     
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  20. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 TDPRI Member

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    I'll have to get some better pictures up but I got the ash neck cut out. Currently I'm debating what slotted fretboard I'd like to get from stewmac. Torn between maple and rosewood.
     

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  21. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

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    Mar 19, 2006
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    Cool... I been planning a build with an ash neck.
     
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