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Pics - Cherry knotcaster!

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by Tollehouse Twang, Dec 1, 2017.

  1. Tollehouse Twang

    Tollehouse Twang Tele-Meister

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    Here's my old growth Cherrywood knotcaster! I've grown to love building with unconventional pieces of wood. That really celebrate the wood. I did some custom work for a guy and he paid me with this cherry wood. I showed up to collect my wood and I was standing on a 19 foot slab! He cut me off a 6-foot by 3 ft slab and we had to use a tractor to put it on top of an SUV! And he's got three more 19-foot slabs! I can't imagine how big this tree was! Anyways, the wood has been drying for some time now and has cracked and checked basically all over. But I actually like it, I filled it with epoxy and then used wipe on poly for finish. I haven't got the resources to spray finish, I'll get into that later on I guess.

    I came across a lollar Charlie Christian so I threw that in the neck and I've got a hot rails Bridge pickup on the way! Sounds incredible.

    I did some weight relief under the pickguard. It's still pretty heavy, I'd say a tad over the Les Paul range. But for personal guitar I'm not worried about weight so much.

    Thanks for looking!
     

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  2. teletimetx

    teletimetx Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

    Jul 25, 2011
    Houston, TX
    wow. that's some amazing cherry. the back is gorgeous. You do good work! thanks for posting.
     
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  3. LowThudd

    LowThudd Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 11, 2014
    Sherman Oaks, Ca
    Nice! Love the knot.
     
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  4. Tollehouse Twang

    Tollehouse Twang Tele-Meister

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    Thanks!! I'm just getting started! I've caught the bug. It's fully consumed me haha
     

  5. papa32203

    papa32203 Tele-Holic

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    Nov 4, 2011
    Surprise, AZ
    Oooh and ahhh!
    Beautiful...
     
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  6. bsman

    bsman Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 8, 2003
    Santa Clara
    Beautiful, and my first thought when I read the title was "I'll bet that weighs a ton!" I'm sure the couch doesn't mind! ;)
     
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  7. Lonn

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    I am so jealous of you guys with those skills.
     
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  8. Tollehouse Twang

    Tollehouse Twang Tele-Meister

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    Yeah, it's not the worst ball and chain to be dragging around!!!!
     

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  10. DrASATele

    DrASATele Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 6, 2012
    North of Boston
    Awesome!
    Who's Charlie Christianson Pup you got in there? What's it sound like?
     

  11. Tollehouse Twang

    Tollehouse Twang Tele-Meister

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    It's a lollar pick up. From what I understand in the research I did as its best use for jazz type playing. But really you can play anything with it. The quality is top-tier.
     
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