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Tele and Wolf of Baltic Birch plywood

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by gangreen, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. gangreen

    gangreen Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    48
    Aug 4, 2012
    Montrose, Colorado
    Plycaster all done.

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  2. NotAnotherHobby

    NotAnotherHobby Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 27, 2015
    Da' Magic Mittin'
    I envy your skill with plywood...
     

  3. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    That looks yummy! What finish?
     

  4. ndeli55

    ndeli55 Tele-Afflicted

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    May 12, 2008
    oklahoma
    A strat like that would be cool with the end grain dyed in different colors like recycled skateboards
     

  5. gangreen

    gangreen Tele-Afflicted

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    Aug 4, 2012
    Montrose, Colorado
    Used the stew Mac clear green filler which worked pretty well. Then sprayed polyurethane. Satin I believe.
     

  6. gangreen

    gangreen Tele-Afflicted

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    48
    Aug 4, 2012
    Montrose, Colorado
    Stop it with the whole dyed Plywood Stratocaster! You're giving me more ideas!
     

  7. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    Impure thoughts......
     

  8. HockeyPop98

    HockeyPop98 Tele-Holic

    504
    Oct 12, 2012
    Ohio
    That plycaster is absolutely beautiful. The straight vertical lines and natral woodtone combined with the "normal" wood of the neck give it a man/nature fusion vibe. Really cool.
     
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  9. Musekatcher

    Musekatcher Tele-Holic

    Excellent - how does it sound?
     

  10. gangreen

    gangreen Tele-Afflicted

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    Aug 4, 2012
    Montrose, Colorado
    Sounds like a Tele. Twangy. Weight is good.
     

  11. Johnson johnson

    Johnson johnson Tele-Holic

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    892
    Dec 30, 2016
    Memphis
    Those look awesome sir, well done. My kingdom for your shop, wish I had me one of those. Very nice.
     

  12. Marcelo R

    Marcelo R Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 3, 2014
    Uruguay
    A very impressive job! Congratulations!
     

  13. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    51
    May 15, 2017
    Auckland, New Zealand
    The Plycaster build was VERY inspiring. New thread to follow soon!

    Great work on both of these, and your other stuff dude!
     

  14. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York

  15. DrASATele

    DrASATele Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 6, 2012
    North of Boston

  16. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    It's awfully quiet in here. Sure would like to hear that guitar. Hmmm, hmmm, hmmm.....
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2017

  17. gangreen

    gangreen Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    48
    Aug 4, 2012
    Montrose, Colorado
    I’ve been shamed into action. But alas the plycaster now lives in Scotland. In the hands of someone who actually knows how to play the thing.
     

  18. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    51
    May 15, 2017
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Guess I'll just have to make one then! :rolleyes:
     

  19. NotAnotherHobby

    NotAnotherHobby Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 27, 2015
    Da' Magic Mittin'
    You know, I came across this video not too long ago and thought about posting it here. Now that it's been revived:



    The sound comparison:



    Unlike this one, the neck was also plywood. Supposedly the neck had a "rubbery" quality with the plywood. The builder said that it was because of the type of plywood and the number of plies, but I think it was because it was made of plywood, period. The glue (and sometimes the ply filler) is partly elastic, which I think accounts for the feel. I could be wrong.
     

  20. apacitto

    apacitto TDPRI Member

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    Mar 13, 2014
    Toronto
    Super inspiring thread.
    I’m currently working on this now. IMG_5150.JPG
     

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