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Old German Jazzbox: the dead shall rise again

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by parkwood, Jun 22, 2018.

  1. tintag27

    tintag27 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Jan 18, 2010
    Old England
    Wow - this Ugly Duckling has turned into a beautiful Swan!. This is a work of art!
    Great playing too
     
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  2. parkwood

    parkwood Tele-Meister

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    SecretSquirrel,
    tigger,
    tintag27,

    Thank you!

    This is what i use to tint nitro. It's a solvent based glass paints. IMO, it works great, and a color palette gives endless options. This particular lacquer is known here as NC218.
    This is for the amber coat.

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  3. parkwood

    parkwood Tele-Meister

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    And now a stand up comedy moment:
    this is my setup

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    I'm short of room and making 1-2 guitars in a year. So it is what it is. Though, looks funny to me also)
     
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  4. parkwood

    parkwood Tele-Meister

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    Anyways, the burst is on, as are some of clear coats.

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    You might have noticed that i've added a little support underneath the neck extention. While neck was setting up under string tension, the bottom of the heel moved a bit. I could fit a paper between the heel and body's back. This hasn't happened right away. So, maybe wood had contracted, maybe (more likely) i've missed something about the joint. Anyhow, i hope that additional support will help a bit.

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    My 'gramil' helped a lot while scraping the binding. The lacquer had a tendency to chip - i should've started scraping it earlier. My scraper uses a piece of hacksaw blade.

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  5. oldrebel

    oldrebel Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Oct 23, 2011
    Lynchburg Tennessee
    That looks great!! I love it.
     
  6. Chuckster

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  7. Kriticaster

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    She looks amazing!! Fantastic result so far
     
  8. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Friend of Leo's

    Oct 21, 2014
    Florida
    Love it! Nice playing too!
     
  9. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Friend of Leo's

    Oct 21, 2014
    Florida
    Man! That looks amazing! I want one!
     
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  10. Slowpoke

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    Mr P, you sure know how to use a sprayer as well as tools for fixing old guitars. That is one beautiful guitar now. Once its put together and strung up I think you should do another video of you playing it.. S
     
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  11. parkwood

    parkwood Tele-Meister

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    oldrebel,
    Chuckster,
    Kriticaster,
    El Tele Lobo,

    You very kind, thank you!

    i'll think about it)
     
  12. parkwood

    parkwood Tele-Meister

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    Gluing the neck

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    I'm backing myself up with the band clamp on the bottom of the heel. Required making a disposable holder.

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    Sanded to 800 grt
     
  13. Kriticaster

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    Looks amazing mate!! Such a fantastic job from start to (nearly) finish!
     
  14. songofthewind

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    I’m amazed. Your craftsmanship and improvisatory skills are remarkable. A real pleasure to follow!
     
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  15. parkwood

    parkwood Tele-Meister

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    Kriticaster,
    songofthewind,

    Thank you,

    Some more pics: sanded to 2000

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  16. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Tele-Afflicted

    Goooooosh I am AMAZED. Can’t wait to see the pic of the guitar ready to play, and to hear a clip. Wonderful job!
     
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  17. rdwhitti

    rdwhitti Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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  18. Kriticaster

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  19. Macrogats

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    I'm lost for words. That's come out stunning!
     
  20. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    How is the pickup coming?
     
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