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Unfinished guitars...Let's see 'em!

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by goldguitarguy, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. goldguitarguy

    goldguitarguy Tele-Meister

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    Oct 4, 2010
    Alberta,canada
    Let's see those unfinished guitars and projects hanging around the shop!
     

  2. goldguitarguy

    goldguitarguy Tele-Meister

    215
    Oct 4, 2010
    Alberta,canada
    I'll start with one...cause I got a few..lol

    Here's a paisley tele with a neck contour that I keep telling myself I'll finish it some day...

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  3. awasson

    awasson Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Age:
    53
    Nov 18, 2010
    Vancouver
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    Here's one I started about 35 years ago that's inching closer to my workbench. It needs a lot of work. The neck pocket is too deep, too wide and slightly off angle. I blame a teenage me for that.
     
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  4. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County
    See the majority of my threads....:)
     

  5. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

    The neck is from another guitar, a bad strat copy with a heavy twist, just put it there to see how the strat will look when finish! image.jpg
    So I need to build a neck!!!
     

  6. Captain Nutslot

    Captain Nutslot Friend of Leo's

    May 3, 2012
    Rochester, NY

  7. John Nicholas

    John Nicholas Tele-Afflicted

    Jun 26, 2014
    Poughkeepsie, NY
    You just don't get the effect until you put them all in a little piggy pile! Sheesh... that's a lot of unfinished guitars!

    Stop slacking off dude, get to work!:D

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  8. jmoore65

    jmoore65 Tele-Meister

    Age:
    58
    248
    Sep 27, 2007
    Oz
    Current project that's taking forever... Body is a sandwich of Mountain Ash (Eucalyptus Regnans, otherwise known as Tasmanian Oak) inside two pieces of Australian Red Cedar (Toona ciliata, from an old piece of furniture) - with an elbow cut. Neck is Warmoth with an ebony fretboard and turquoise dots. It's waiting for a Hipshot tremolo bridge and Lollar Firebirds.
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    Grass is couch.
     

  9. Jackadder

    Jackadder Tele-Meister

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    Jun 12, 2014
    West Australia
    Just waiting for some parts to arrive.... 2a1.jpg
     
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  10. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    60
    Jan 8, 2008
    Coral Springs, FL
    image.jpeg I still need strings.
     
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  11. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    60
    Jan 8, 2008
    Coral Springs, FL
    The top one is obviously your favorite, and rightfully so!
     

  12. JebWV

    JebWV TDPRI Member

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    Jul 17, 2014
    WV
    Not a tele, but maybe one day I'll go back and finish this little guy. So many dumb mistakes in it though.
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  13. trev333

    trev333 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Well, there is this Thinline project I started in '13 still gathering dust...:rolleyes:

    I hogged it out of a cheap donor body, selected a top... then other builds got precedence...

    one day...;)

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  14. geetarboy

    geetarboy Tele-Meister

    Age:
    22
    110
    Sep 16, 2012
    New Zealand
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    Thought id try and build a guitar in my last two days at school, also thought i'd be smart and use epoxy to glue the blank up. glue let go 1 day after that photo. made a good chopping board:)
     
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  15. AlterEgo

    AlterEgo Tele-Meister

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    Apr 8, 2014
    Portland, ME
    Wow very sharp! It's that paint, fabric or paper?
     

  16. DrASATele

    DrASATele Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 6, 2012
    North of Boston
    Yeah, I got just a few . . .mmmm... maybe more
     

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  17. goldguitarguy

    goldguitarguy Tele-Meister

    215
    Oct 4, 2010
    Alberta,canada
    Thanks!

    It's Fabric. I done one side at a time using mod podge for glue,which I wouldn't do again because it took forever for it to harden,then I coated the fabric heavily with clear acrylic laquer before trimming the edges with a razor blade. Once the laquer was hard it was like cutting through wax and it was easy to get crisp edges.
     

  18. loopy reed

    loopy reed Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 14, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    This has the potential to be a very embarrassing thread for me.

    This '02-ish MIM strat body gave up and lives outside now. It's had two refinish attempts. I'm trying to build up inspiration to try again, but I got nothing.

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  19. loopy reed

    loopy reed Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 14, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    A lap steel I was working on until I found a Supro that was, you know, functional and real

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