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The Walnut Strat Adventure

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by John Nicholas, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire Vendor Member

    Mar 30, 2011
    Oklamerica
    So, Helmut - how do you REALLY feel about Richlite? :lol:
     
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  2. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    Rog, I am not sure I follow the question :lol:
     
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  3. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Holic

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    May 15, 2017
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Awesome guitar IMO. I just love the look of walnut, and the whole gold trip just really works for me. As others have said - I'd be too scared to play that in public, plus I'd have to be a faaaaaaar better guitarist to use it:D
     
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  4. Ex-riverman

    Ex-riverman Tele-Meister

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    Jun 17, 2016
    Tulsa, OK
    Beautiful guitar. I really want a black walnut guitar.
    I'm not normally a gold hardware guy but I think it looks fantastic. I think it will be stunning when it starts getting some wear on it, too. Well done.
    This really makes me want to make a guitar.
    Thanks!
     
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  5. John Nicholas

    John Nicholas Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 26, 2014
    Poughkeepsie, NY
    Hi Dan,

    With a little luck, that work will be done this coming weekend. Are you asking for set up details?

    It will be going on Reverb when it's all done!! ;)

    Thanks Nosmo!!

    Thanks Rick!!

    When I was younger, had the same issue with my sweat being corrosive, it seems to have changed over time. One theory is I stopped drinking soda decades ago and drink mostly water... not sure though.

    It is a fun guitar to play!!

    Thank you!

    I agree the walnut is unique and beautiful!!

    You become a better player when you are inspired to play, sometimes that takes a guitar that inspires you!! :)

    Thank you!!

    Hey, join the madness, start building your own!!:lol:
     

  6. mPacT

    mPacT Tele-Holic

    893
    Dec 23, 2014
    Burbank, CA
    You really are a finishing ninja! From now on you are John "The Finishing Ninja" Nicholas.
     
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  7. oldrebel

    oldrebel Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Oct 23, 2011
    Lynchburg Tennessee
    That is absolutely gorgeous!! Great job.
     
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  8. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    Eek! This is a scary concept, because if you had to play only guitars of the same quality as your playing, I'd have to give up guitar-playing altogether, cuz there ain't no guitars that ugly.:eek::lol::lol:
     
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  9. Teleposer

    Teleposer Tele-Meister

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    Sep 28, 2016
    UK

    That is a beautiful work of art. I don't want to see any more. For one, I'll never own that beauty, and for two, I did own a really great Walnut Strat with EMG's and a Bird's Eye Maple neck.

    Oh the sadness for what I'll never have, and the sadness for what I have lost...

    But it's just a guitar, right?

    :)

    Excellent work. Kudos.
     
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  10. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.

    Sounds like there's a story there, but I hope you get your lost love, or a better one, back.
     

  11. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    And more importantly, how do you really feel about Richie----Lionel, I mean! (Which is how I misread Roger's post at first.):p

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  12. Teleposer

    Teleposer Tele-Meister

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    Sep 28, 2016
    UK
    It's worse than I made out. I used to play it through a Peterson amp. Now that is what keeps me up at night.

    I'll never replace that guitar or that amp. But what a combo.

    Just movin' on...
     

  13. John Nicholas

    John Nicholas Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 26, 2014
    Poughkeepsie, NY
    Now I'm a Ninja!! Cool!!

    Here I am in all my ninja glory....



    Thank you very much oldrebel!!

    Yeah, this is me too... I don't even deserve this guitar!! Maybe I should buy one from Toy's R Us??

    Thank you for the compliments!!

    It is only a guitar... there are millions of them!! :D

    Lionel Richlite... my favorite drummer!!

    Sorry to hear of your loss...

    I can sort of relate, but it sounds like your loss was more recent then mine.

    When I was young and stupid I sold a 1967 Hofner Beatle bass for $125. A 1987 Les Paul Standard for $350. and other bone headed moves...

    As you get older you realize that you can't go back and fix stupid... that's why I build guitars!! :lol::lol:
     

  14. LeftFinger

    LeftFinger Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 16, 2015
    Saskatchewan
    Well done ! err Very well done:D
     
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  15. John Nicholas

    John Nicholas Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 26, 2014
    Poughkeepsie, NY
    Thank you!!
     

  16. DrASATele

    DrASATele Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 6, 2012
    North of Boston
    Wow, that's a smoke show!
    You're making neck decisions difficult for that 1 piece walnut body you sent me. I started a Walnut and Ebony neck but now I kind of want a maple. Grrrr.

    But seriously that's a sweet axe!
     
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  17. double_a

    double_a TDPRI Member

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    May 16, 2017
    Toronto
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  18. John Nicholas

    John Nicholas Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 26, 2014
    Poughkeepsie, NY
    Hey Chris,

    A walnut and ebony neck would look great! If I had those materials I might have used them... there was maple in the wood pile!!

    I'm looking forward to seeing that body put to good use!

    Thanks!
     
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