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Red Hot tele

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Tomasi, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. Tomasi

    Tomasi Tele-Meister

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    Jan 26, 2016
    Finland
    Well, it's not the Ferrari red to be completely Kimified as it felt a wee bit too orange for me, but it's quite close to classic italian Rosso Corsa. So it's as Kimi I can get. It seems it's not that hard to persuade me to make a red guitar.:)
     

  2. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    By stating, "but YOUR guitar is just that", I meant you made it your own. I also, generally prefer, blue-reds, that is darker tinged variants of the hue...but recent spell would suggest otherwise, with a thing for Fiesta Red.
     

  3. Tomasi

    Tomasi Tele-Meister

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    Jan 26, 2016
    Finland
    I usually get a funny look when I say that I feel somehow orangey reds to feel colder to me. Few tick towards to blue not to purple though really does it for me. We're in the same boat with that. But yeah, Fiesta red is an exception. It just works!
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2016

  4. Tomasi

    Tomasi Tele-Meister

    109
    Jan 26, 2016
    Finland
    Sunshine.jpg
    Had some sunshine here today in Helsinki, so I managed to take some pictures that show better the color and gloss of this one. I'm also happy to find out that with Crazy Cacti overdrive and Kemper loaded with suitable Orange AD30HTC profile gives me quite Sam Lockwoodian tones as planned. Me happy!:)
     
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  5. oldrebel

    oldrebel Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Oct 23, 2011
    Lynchburg Tennessee
    That looks great!!
     

  6. Tomasi

    Tomasi Tele-Meister

    109
    Jan 26, 2016
    Finland
    Thanks!

    I really hope I have some day a possibility to have an access to a proper workshop to build a guitar from scratch, but some patience, hand tools and tru oil allow quite nice results from unfinished prefab parts. This site has been a great inspiration for me to do things I never thought I could do. Thanks everyone!
     

  7. hawkman

    hawkman TDPRI Member

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    Dec 9, 2017
    NC
    I'm sorry if I missed it, but where'd you get (how did you make) that custom neck joint plate?
     

  8. LowThudd

    LowThudd Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 11, 2014
    Sherman Oaks, Ca
    Nice! I didn't think I would like that red neck at the beginning of the thread, but it really looks good!

    By the way, you called that design on the neck plate a Candy Skull. In Mexican tradition it is called a Sugar Skull for Dia De Los Muertos, not a candy skull. Not to criticize, just thought you'd like to know. I really like that neck plate.
     

  9. wadeeinkauf

    wadeeinkauf Tele-Holic

    599
    Sep 24, 2010
    Monterey CA
    You have created a unique guitar....all of us that build guitars know that is no easy task....Great Job!
    I have found that having the ability to select the neck pickup in parallel mode is useful also...if you find there is little difference between your 2 and 4 positions on your switch.
    Wade
     

  10. Tomasi

    Tomasi Tele-Meister

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    Jan 26, 2016
    Finland

  11. Tomasi

    Tomasi Tele-Meister

    109
    Jan 26, 2016
    Finland
    Thanks! Yesh, it's definitely a sugar skull. I have no idea where I came up with candy skull when I wrote it... ;)
     
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  12. Tomasi

    Tomasi Tele-Meister

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    Jan 26, 2016
    Finland
    Thanks, I really appreciate it! Yeah, I'm really happy with the switching scheme, all tones are very usable. I rewired my Ricky copy with ultra complex system earlier to make it versatile and ended up with several usable tones and so much completely useless that it got really complicated to remember how to get the good ones let alone switch them live. :twisted: This is much better.
     

  13. mefgames

    mefgames Tele-Afflicted Platinum Supporter

    Oct 31, 2010
    North Bay, Ca
    Great looking Tele, nice work !!
     

  14. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    I'm loving the chili pepper circuit and the head stock logo. Too cool.
     

  15. ebb soul

    ebb soul Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
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    Jun 7, 2016
    Smyrna georgia
    I was hoping for the afforementioned wide range pickups. Other than that, it's great...
     

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