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So what's going on in Kingma's shop...?

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by jkingma, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. DrASATele

    DrASATele Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 6, 2012
    North of Boston

  2. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    Well, whatever it is, it's nice looking wood.
     
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  3. jkingma

    jkingma Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I took the body/cap out of the clamps last night. Didn't get around to cleaning up the edge yet.

    Unfortunately I noticed the sapwood strip down the middle is slightly off center. It must have slipped a bit when I was gluing and clamping. In my haste and enthusiasm at getting into another guitar project I made an amateur mistake. I should have used a couple indexing pins. Jeez I'm a bit annoyed with myself.

    I'll have to clean it up tonight before I can say how far off it is... but looks to be a couple mm. Maybe it won't be that noticeable.

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  4. jkingma

    jkingma Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't usually ask for opinions on the next steps for my builds... but I am having a hard time deciding on what colour binding to use on the top. My 3 choices are black, cream and tortoise.

    Any opinions ?? I think I need a nudge.
     

  5. DrASATele

    DrASATele Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 6, 2012
    North of Boston
    I'll say cream!

    Although I bet if you did a heavy (say 1/2 round over) the alder would kind of look like binding. Just a thought. It will be awesome either way.
     
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  6. adirondak5

    adirondak5 Wood Hoarder Extraordinaire Ad Free + Supporter

    Oct 24, 2009
    Long Island NY
    I would think cream but the idea of black is intriguing . I know , not much help but I'm just as indecisive on my own builds :D
     
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  7. Mbechmann

    Mbechmann Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Jan 18, 2013
    Grindsted, Denmark
    It depends on the pickups. Are you going chrome, black or gold pickups? I would say black if you are going black pickups. Without looking at the pickups I would actually love to see some wooden binding - like flamed maple veneer. I think that would really set the body off big time.
     
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  8. jkingma

    jkingma Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't know about the round over... it could end up looking like hell, and then it's too late.
     
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  9. jkingma

    jkingma Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm going with a Peruvian Walnut neck and a 3x3 Headstock configuration. I've got enough leftover rosewood to do a matching headplate, but it's a bit too short for a 6-in-line headstock...

    Haven't decided on a fretboard wood yet.

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  10. DrASATele

    DrASATele Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 6, 2012
    North of Boston
    Got any birdseye maple John? That would look pretty sweet as a fret board.
     
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  11. jkingma

    jkingma Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't... but that would look nice... so I might have to get some.
     

  12. Zepfan

    Zepfan Friend of Leo's

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    I was thinking cream binding as well, but then thought about Maple binding. That would go well with a Maple FB too.
     

  13. coonhollow greg

    coonhollow greg TDPRI Member Platinum Supporter

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    Jul 19, 2014
    roseburg,oregon
    What color is the pick guard? I kinda like black for both of them.
     

  14. jkingma

    jkingma Super Moderator Staff Member

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    There isn't going to be a pickguard. I don't want to cover up all that beautiful wood.
     
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  15. dazzaman

    dazzaman Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 12, 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    If it isn't too late, my vote is for cream.
     

  16. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    I'm think the red of the tortoise with the rosewood might be a subtle but sharply dressed look.
    But some other stuff would have to match. Time for water wet with sample kind pictures.
     

  17. jkingma

    jkingma Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Tortoise was my first pick as well, but after talking to a few people I've decided to go with cream... and a couple cream soapbar P90s.
     
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