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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by helectrix, May 19, 2012.
You've nailed it bro!!
switch: bypass tone control
nope, no neck angle, just plain neck through construction
I'll do a video asap, have to do some final setting up, lowering the bridge a bit, some fret fininshing etc.
That came out great!
Wow, I love it. Nice project in every way.
Mine is "poplar", which is actually Liriodendron tulipifera, the Tulip Tree....
Thanks for this build thread...
Love those things!
No interest in this build? I'm sorry you're done with it!! Is that Firemist Gold?
I can't wait for a sound clip! I think I read somewhere that Ritchie Valens played one of these. Too cool. Thanks for the link for the plans.
Looks great sir nice work! Did you consider going without the truss rod like the originals?
thx all for the nice comments!
hooked up the electrics and she sounds fantastic! When oigun send me the pickup, I sticked it to another build I was working on (mahogany body with bolt on neck) to test it. I'm amazed by the difference in sound now that this pickup sits in this maple neckthrough guitar.
Wood and construction do matter definately.
In doubt whether I should radius the bridge nut according to the fretboard radius: plays fine now, but that would improve playablity. But with a straight bridge, it's just perfect for slide playing.
at Gerry B: It says just "Gold" on the rattle can, I checked out a number of different brands and this one seemed to match the color of the montgommery ward version the most.
at Swordfish: the originals do have a truss rod (non adjustable though). I didn't consider not installing a truss rod in spite of the very fat neck (not quartersawn). Once tried that on a tele like build: also neck way over an inch thick but after a couple of months starting bowing ...
I was under the impression that it was the later post 57 Stratotones that had the steel neck reinforcement not the H44 which they produced from 52-57.
It looks great- fantastic job!
Awesome work. Love, love the colour, yet I'm not normally a fan of gold, but it works fantastically on that beautiful gat.
That's a beauty , like kwerk said I am not a fan of gold either , but that guitar changed my mind.
Having owned an original I'm in awe of how close this clone looks.
I wonder if a 3/4 size gig bag would fit it??
yep, strange how sometime colors work great on one model, and are hideous on another... fe. normally don't like blue guitars but pelham blue on a firebird or daphne blue on a strat: yummie!
I'm not a good youtube player, but this should give an idea of how she sounds.
sorry for the guitar being slightly out of tune . I tend to make clips too early. still need to dress the frets, lower the action, cut a decent nut and connect the pots and switch...
Wow that's freakin beautiful man!!! Make me one?
No interest, are you kidding?
Great job and it sounds great. Love those pickups.
Great!! Happy? (otherwise send it to me hèhè)