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Show your natural finish Teles

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by lineboat, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. Tele Plucker

    Tele Plucker TDPRI Member

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    Apr 25, 2015
    Twin Cities, Mn
     
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  2. Tele Plucker

    Tele Plucker TDPRI Member

    62
    Apr 25, 2015
    Twin Cities, Mn
    Hey, nice combination of nickel and brass (I am assuming). If the control knobs are indeed brass, could you share the source of these fine looking pieces?

    I will be starting my first build of a Tele partscaster soon and am in the process of selecting all the parts.

    Going with Lollar Vintage T pickups and an Emerson control set. Body and neck from USACG.
     

  3. Tele Plucker

    Tele Plucker TDPRI Member

    62
    Apr 25, 2015
    Twin Cities, Mn
    Image 88.jpg Well, all you folks out in T style partscaster land, here's a photo of my first attempt at a partscaster. Just finished assembling it this morning and took it to my luthier for a pro setup.

    It took way too long to get this finish done to an acceptable level. I did the ebony grain filler, shellac for seal coat, water based walnut dye and finished with a single coat of SC Johnson wax for a satin type finish.
     

  4. elskipper

    elskipper TDPRI Member

    60
    May 22, 2012
    California
    Also happens to be my first Tele. It has a few more dings and a Dimarzio zebra PAF now, and a modified Esquire circuit. African mahogany Warmoth body, Warmoth neck, all shot in clear lacquer.


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  5. lammie200

    lammie200 Tele-Holic

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    Jan 11, 2013
    San Francisco
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    I have something similar going on with my last build.
     
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  6. fordfanjpn

    fordfanjpn Tele-Holic

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    Jun 2, 2009
    Tokyo
    I posted this somewhere else but it fits here too. My paulownia and pine Tele's both finished with Tru Oil.

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  7. Tele Plucker

    Tele Plucker TDPRI Member

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    Apr 25, 2015
    Twin Cities, Mn
    Here is a new view of the guitar is just finished.
     

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  8. capt pearl

    capt pearl Tele-Meister

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    Jul 8, 2003

  9. Lacking Talent

    Lacking Talent Tele-Meister

    433
    Oct 22, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    You're just one enormous pickguard away from the Peavey T-60 look!
     

  10. rze99

    rze99 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Feb 26, 2014
    South London UK
    Stripped to natural Ash, my 2014 '50s Road Worn. I switch between black and white guards.
    I put Nocasters and USA electronics in there. It's a beast.

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  11. Mr Joad

    Mr Joad Tele-Meister

    138
    Jun 26, 2003
    Turku
    Looks great! what have you finished it with?
     

  12. rze99

    rze99 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Feb 26, 2014
    South London UK
    The prior owner stripped it and covered it in stain. Badly. I picked it up cheap. He knew he'd done a bad job.

    I sanded it all back and used boiled linseed oil. Then later thinned artist shellac. Then I used 000 wire wool to dull back to a very light sheen.
     
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  13. cmclayton101

    cmclayton101 Tele-Meister

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    Oct 12, 2016
    Raleigh, NC
    Thats gorgeous!!! Very different! !!
     
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  14. cmclayton101

    cmclayton101 Tele-Meister

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    Oct 12, 2016
    Raleigh, NC
    Great :)
     

  15. Dismalhead

    Dismalhead Poster Extraordinaire

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    Feb 16, 2014
    Auburn, California

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