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Telemaster build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Tele-brewer, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Tele-brewer

    Tele-brewer Tele-Meister

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    This will sit til next week.
     

  2. Tele-brewer

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  3. Muzikp

    Muzikp Friend of Leo's

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    This is turning out really really nice. Excellent work.
     

  4. Tele-brewer

    Tele-brewer Tele-Meister

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    Thanks!
     

  5. Tele-brewer

    Tele-brewer Tele-Meister

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    Ok.

    This is what I've done these past few days:

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  6. Tele-brewer

    Tele-brewer Tele-Meister

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    I just noticed that my fretboard ended up uneven at body end. :eek:
    It's higher on the treble side.

    I'll address this when I sand dots down.

    I struggled a lot with the fretboard sanding. And still will.

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  7. Tele-brewer

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  8. Tele-brewer

    Tele-brewer Tele-Meister

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    I got to finaly assemble the neck to body.

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    Checking for the alignment befor drilling the neck.

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    Done.

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    It's straight!

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  9. Tele-brewer

    Tele-brewer Tele-Meister

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    After I assembled the neck, I drilled the bridge holes

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    Not straight, but I still like it that way.

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  10. czook

    czook Tele-Afflicted

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    Fun thread. I also build Jag shaped Teles. I have not done a belly cut on any of them, but probably will this next one.

    Good work and thanks for sharing.
     

  11. Tele-brewer

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  12. supersonicobr

    supersonicobr TDPRI Member

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    Hey Tele-brewer

    Which luthiery school are you attending? B&H? Thought I'd ask.

    Do keep up the good work - I love bound guitars, certainly my second full scratchbuild will have binding, possibly double! Any ideas on the colour yet?
     

  13. Tele-brewer

    Tele-brewer Tele-Meister

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    I did attend B&H. I've finished my guitar there back in 2010. Since then I've only visited a few times.

    Oh, yes. It's gonna be a Fender Sunburst.
    I tend to like the brighter colors (blonde, butterscotch, natural, etc.). But all my guitars are bright colored! :eek:
    So...
     

  14. ChameleonGuitar

    ChameleonGuitar TDPRI Member

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    Dude that is one thick fretboard. What kind of wood is it?
     

  15. Tele-brewer

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    Yes it is. Do you know of any downsides to that, besides that it looks odd?
    It's that thick because I recessed the truss rod into the fretboard and I wanted a thick neck.

    The wood is Pau Marfin, a Brazilian native. I can't tell what it's similar to.
     

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