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Pine-o-zemait-o-caster?!

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by kkphoto, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. jvin248

    jvin248 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 18, 2014
    Near Detroit, MI
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    Link seemed to work. Nice guitars.

    Who on TDPRI knows how to set up the designs and etch aluminum? That would be a good thread like when the leather guitar strap was done.

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  2. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 14, 2005
    Nueces Strip
    The engraving of Danny O'brian is fairly easy to copy. (Much that my respect is there).
    I can do leather, but I'll leave that to others.
     
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  3. Davecam48

    Davecam48 Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Great job KK. My only criticism so far is the screws for fixing the switches and the control panel and pick-guard to the body. I think it would look even better with silver countersunk screw heads all round, and if possible rout a small channel on the top of the control plate cavity to flush mount it to the body.

    Now I'll have to check out the Op Shops for old silver trays. Damn!!!!;)

    DC
     
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  4. kkphoto

    kkphoto TDPRI Member

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    It's actually an old catering tray from work that we don't use any more! Made of aluminum...
     
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  5. kkphoto

    kkphoto TDPRI Member

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    Yep! I agree about the screws. Good idea!
     

  6. kkphoto

    kkphoto TDPRI Member

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    IMG_5105.JPG IMG_5102.JPG IMG_5101.JPG IMG_5098.JPG IMG_5061.JPG Boy, what a wild weekend. Flew over to Maui and did a 23 mile outrigger canoe race to the island of Molokai. The channel was raging! One of the guys on our crew is a really good wood worker who restores koa canoes and I was telling him about my guitar build… And he said you want some GOOD wood? I can hook you up with some wood! Can't wait! I walked into the hotel room that our crew was sharing and found him looking at the counter in the bathroom. It was a beautifully figured light wood and I asked him what it was and he said macadamia! He says it's a super hard wood. Might make a beautiful neck down the line!

    Oh, the crew that won the race shaved 20 minutes off the course record and beat us by an hour and a half! (In our defense they are a semi pro team and we were all *AT LEAST* 25 years older than those guys. I know… excuses, excuses!)

    Anyway, after getting back to my island and collapsing for about five hours I decided to slap some strings on my build and check the neck and set the string height and intonation. Seems like I got pretty lucky with my cheap Chinese neck! No issues besides the high E at the nut. Now all that is left is to solder in the pick ups and finish the rest of the wiring. She plays pretty well unplugged so I'm optimistic.
     

  7. kkphoto

    kkphoto TDPRI Member

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    IMG_5106.JPG This is off topic, but you guys might find it interesting. Don't have any pictures of our crew, but this is my buddy Rodrigo's mixed crew of men and women from Saturday's race. Epic day.
     
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  8. Blue Bill

    Blue Bill Friend of Leo's Ad Free + Supporter

    Feb 15, 2014
    Maine
    Aloha KK! I'm enjoying your project, it is coming out great. Unique, with the knotty black finish and engraved plates, but still a for-real Telecaster. I like the knobs, too. Mac-nut wood is nice; super tight grain, it should sustain like crazy.

    Also, consider kauila, if you can get a body slab. I think it's one of the most beautiful of island woods. Hard to find though. Kiawe is also gorgeous, and not so precious.
     
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  9. kkphoto

    kkphoto TDPRI Member

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    Hilo, Hawaii
    Kauila, huh? I'll have to do me some googling! Thanks!
     
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  10. gigs

    gigs TDPRI Member

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    pittsburgh, pa
    I like the guitar. Great job. Let's hear some clips.
     

  11. kkphoto

    kkphoto TDPRI Member

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    Thanks! Will do, once I get her wired up!
     

  12. maxvintage

    maxvintage Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Mar 16, 2003
    Arlington, VA
    Looks great--very cool project
     
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  13. kkphoto

    kkphoto TDPRI Member

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    Ok! I got her wired up and have proof of life! I threw together a quick clip w a demo of some tones from Claudine. (just a little one chord shorty beat. Did it last night after I got home from work after 8 hours in the kitchen when I should’ve been showering and eating some dinner.)
    Have a lookieloo right here...
     

  14. Blue Bill

    Blue Bill Friend of Leo's Ad Free + Supporter

    Feb 15, 2014
    Maine
    Nice video, sounds great!!
     
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  15. kkphoto

    kkphoto TDPRI Member

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    Thanks! I'm a crap player so recording helps... you only need to do it well one time!
     

  16. Budda45ftw

    Budda45ftw Tele-Meister

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    That looks fantastic!
     
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  17. kkphoto

    kkphoto TDPRI Member

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    Thanks Budda!
     

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