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Simpson Pine Partscaster

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Mike Simpson, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. simply brilliant.
     

  2. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    61
    Mar 19, 2006
    Gilbert, AZ (PHX)
    I finally got around to taking some pics in natural light (no flash)
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    Here are the decals I made.
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    As you can see I have been playing this guitar every day since I finished it...
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  3. mojocasterman

    mojocasterman Friend of Leo's

    Jan 9, 2006

  4. unzari

    unzari Tele-Meister

    356
    Sep 8, 2004
    Canada/Japan
    Ooooh, that's nice, yeah.
     

  5. giginthesky

    giginthesky Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    45
    Jul 28, 2007
    south jersey

  6. cbnutt

    cbnutt Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 7, 2006
    lebanon missouri
    awsome ! :) Mike , how did you get the cool neck wear so fast , that looks great, o and any one know if B benders can be routed in pine ? id herd they wont do work on basswood as its soft.
     

  7. Trimmed&Burnin

    Trimmed&Burnin Tele-Holic

    870
    Sep 8, 2007
    Bellingham Wa
    Man,,, there's something to be proud of!!
     

  8. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    61
    Mar 19, 2006
    Gilbert, AZ (PHX)
    Thanks everyone... I wanted to show more of the true color with the natural light. The pine is sort of "silky" in the light and seems to vary in color depending on the angle of the photo and the lighting / flash. It can look anywhere from pale yellow to an orange amber.


    The wear on the neck was done the old fashioned way... I play this guitar a LOT... I did not try to make it look that way, it is just happening on it's own. perhaps it's the nitro or the way I applied it but if I did anything to accelerate wear other than playing it... it is purely accidental. The finish is Nitro over shellac.
     

  9. Arlo

    Arlo Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    59
    Jul 22, 2006
    Upta Camp
    Mike! Stunning and quite Pinetastic I might add. :cool:
     

  10. Motor

    Motor Tele-Holic

    783
    Aug 2, 2008
    Portland Oregon
    Awesome! I love this thread.

    Cheers,
    Motor
     

  11. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    61
    Mar 19, 2006
    Gilbert, AZ (PHX)
    Thanks Motor,
    Here is what it looks like today after a year of playing it ... a lot...
    I have made no attempt to purposely relic it or any attempt to keep it from showing wear.

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    Last edited: Nov 26, 2008

  12. getbent

    getbent Telefied Ad Free Member

    Wow, Mike, this is an amazing thread and an even more amazing guitar... just gorgeous!
     

  13. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR

    Hmmm.... Going to have to coin that someplace. :D
     

  14. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    61
    Mar 19, 2006
    Gilbert, AZ (PHX)
    Thanks getbent

    I finally got around to making a matching strap a few weeks ago.

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  15. getbent

    getbent Telefied Ad Free Member

    that is it! major admiration for your work amigo! I gotta know that instrument gets played with LOVE!
     

  16. CHAZ2

    CHAZ2 Tele-Meister

    407
    May 2, 2008
    UK

    What a great Tele...i would be so proud of that...the leather work looks amazing, very brave of you !!
     

  17. Arlo

    Arlo Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    59
    Jul 22, 2006
    Upta Camp
    Looking good Mike! The matching strap is a great touch too. Great job!
     

  18. roger ebelrin

    roger ebelrin Tele-Holic

    Age:
    47
    517
    Dec 23, 2008
    sandy hook
    Awesome, guitar, pick guard, strap. All of it looks great and apparently plays great as well.
     

  19. cbnutt

    cbnutt Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 7, 2006
    lebanon missouri
    looking great ! i love that neck wear ! nice strap too :)
     

  20. FenderTeleT69

    FenderTeleT69 TDPRI Member

    Age:
    32
    8
    Sep 22, 2008
    Liverpool
    love this pinecaster , now i got to run to home depot buy some pine!
     

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