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"Project" guitar is done and it turned out AWESOME!

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by brobar, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. RoyBGood

    RoyBGood Poster Extraordinaire

    How about getting Crazy Heart Leather to make a matching strap?
     
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  2. brogh

    brogh Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 26, 2010
    italy
    Hey Brobar !

    Beautiful !!!!, actually the strap is a great suggestion ;)
     
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  3. 4 Cat Slim

    4 Cat Slim Friend of Leo's

    Oct 17, 2012
    Nelson City TX
    That's beautiful, and a very moving story.
     
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  4. JL_LI

    JL_LI Tele-Meister

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    May 20, 2017
    Long Island, NY
    I'm not into body bindings on Telecasters and I'm not into leather but your guitar is a beautiful tribute to your daughter and a real work of art. I love it. I know you'll be thinking of her every time you pick it up.
     
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  5. teletimetx

    teletimetx Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

    Jul 25, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Beautiful. Wonderful, loving tribute to your daughter. Thanks for posting.
     
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  6. rad1

    rad1 Tele-Meister

    456
    Aug 5, 2015
    Santa Cruz CA
    Absolutely stunning.

    I have never been a fan of leather pickguards, but I just changed my mind. I love things that have meaning; and when they are also beautiful like your guitar, it just does not get any better.
     
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  7. brobar

    brobar Tele-Holic

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    42
    501
    May 30, 2017
    Colorado
    I've thought about that. He has made some sweet straps. If he is up for it, I may just have him do that one of these months.
     
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  8. RoyBGood

    RoyBGood Poster Extraordinaire

    I hope you don't mind me making a suggestion. Being a designer in a former life, I thought that the strap could have the same 'core' and edging colour / texture as the scratchplate, so they look like a 'matching set' and the strap only gets used with that guitar. I don't know what the tooling limitations are, but if possible, a nice touch could be to repeat the winged heart (but a lot smaller) about 4 to 6 inches from the top strap button hole, so depending on how high up or low down you wear your guitars, the little heart would line-up with your big heart, if you see what I mean.

    I've thought a lot about you and this moving story while at work today and you have my deepest sympathy.

    Kindest regards,

    Roy
     
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  9. ThorTC

    ThorTC TDPRI Member

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    May 1, 2012
    Isla Bermeja
    Great guitar and I love the pickguard as well
     
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  10. Mercyfulfate

    Mercyfulfate TDPRI Member

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    May 14, 2017
    Tornado Alley/OK
    sorry to hear of your Daughter,i just lost my oldest one.

    the pickguard looks amazing!
     
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  11. brobar

    brobar Tele-Holic

    Age:
    42
    501
    May 30, 2017
    Colorado
    I hate hearing about parents losing their children. No parent should ever have to bury their own child! That's not supposed to be the order of things. It's absolutely the most excruciatingly painful thing I've ever experienced and I wouldn't wish it on anyone! My condolences!
     

  12. richa

    richa Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Apr 23, 2016
    Washington
    My condolences on the loss of your daughter. That pick guard really is stunning. I really like the way the background texture ties everything together and is something I don't think I've seen on a leather pick guard.
     

  13. brobar

    brobar Tele-Holic

    Age:
    42
    501
    May 30, 2017
    Colorado
    Thanks. Yeah that texture was a specific request. I figured it would look very flat with all of that negative space. I didn't want him adding any design to it because I didn't want it being distracting and taking away from the heart and wings. So I asked if he could texture the negative space so it would add just a little something without it being distracting. I also wanted some "depth" and nice texturing to the wings.

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    He gave me exactly what I requested and knocked it out of the park! If I ever get another guard done, he'll be the guy I go back to!
     
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  14. RockNRollin_Nolan

    RockNRollin_Nolan TDPRI Member

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    81
    Aug 30, 2017
    Chandler, AZ
    Stunning. Absolutely stunning.

    Very sorry to hear about your daughter. :(
     
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