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

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

  1. Caferacer501

    Caferacer501 TDPRI Member

    Age:
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    Nov 7, 2017
    California
    My Snakehead build. I made every part you see here. 242E8036-687C-4C73-A213-8D59C7B809C9.jpeg
     

  2. jklotz

    jklotz Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 10, 2012
    Atlanta, GA
    well, it's finished, but there is no finish on it. I think I'm going to pull it apart and do a clear lacquer finish on the body when I get time.

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  3. awasson

    awasson Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Age:
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    Nov 18, 2010
    Vancouver
    That’s awesome! What wood is that?
     

  4. bettyseldest

    bettyseldest Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 13, 2011
    UK
    Sixteen years ago, rather than take a Saturday job in Waitrose, my daughter bought Squier strats for £50-£80, parted them out and sold the parts on eBay for £100-£150 guitar. She gained some practical and business skills, and could earn from a single guitar each month as much as she would earn working Saturdays in the supermarket. She bought one Strat for £25, the body had been badly handpainted butterscotch, so I started to strip it.

    The base layer is Red, then there is a blue (handpainted) layer under that, finally a thick poorly applied butterscotch layer. I used paint stripper and a scraper to remove as much as I did. Someone has obviously used a blow torch at some point in the past as the cavities are badly burnt. I considered a fabric paisley finish at one point as it will need copious amounts of filler, but my current inclination is to just build a guitar with it as it stands. Then maybe I'll just put it back in the garage where it has sat for so long.
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  5. Barncaster

    Barncaster Poster Extraordinaire

    The Decompocaster...
     
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  6. RickyRicardo

    RickyRicardo Friend of Leo's

    Mar 27, 2012
    Calgary, Alberta
    Best relic job ever!!!:eek:
     
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  8. WingedWords

    WingedWords TDPRI Member

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    Feb 4, 2015
    Kent, UK
    I really want to get on with this. The bits have been in a box for three years now... 20171108_111516.jpg

    MiM neck, Guitarbuild swamp ash body, Bare Knuckle pickups.It'll be natural finish in Truoil, but every time I get enthusiastic about it it's way too cold out in the garage to work on the finish. So glad I'm not alone...
     
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  9. bettyseldest

    bettyseldest Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 13, 2011
    UK
    Glad you like it

    6 Degrees outside, 9 in the garage, but 28.5 in my conservatory, do you think the wife would mind if.....
     
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  10. awasson

    awasson Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Age:
    53
    Nov 18, 2010
    Vancouver
    Same issue here but more along the lines of 6 degrees outside 4 degrees in the shed and no hope I’ll be able to do any finish work in the house. No, I’m afraid it’s amplifier and effects building weather for at least the next 4 months.
     
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  11. Greg M

    Greg M Tele-Holic

    862
    Sep 4, 2003
    Virginia
    Will be finished if the humidity drops a little soon.

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  12. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Meister

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    446
    May 15, 2017
    Auckland, New Zealand
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    My Dano project. Had a cold wet winter here, so finishing became impossible. Gave up sanding/spraying over and over. Getting warmer now, so need to get back onto it.
     
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  13. reddy2300

    reddy2300 TDPRI Member

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    Aug 25, 2017
    Dublin, Ohio

  14. Billnchristy

    Billnchristy Tele-Meister

    156
    Sep 21, 2017
    Georgia
    Unfinished guitars? I have a few.
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    Vintage SG clone
    Unknown hollow body
    Lefty lp clone
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    Lefty tele
    Purple sparkle strat
    Speaker guitar I am going to make into mini 335
    4 necks
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    Ash tele
    Pine tele
    Mahogany strat
    Mahogany tele
     
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  15. Billnchristy

    Billnchristy Tele-Meister

    156
    Sep 21, 2017
    Georgia
    I love this thing. Clear coat it and leave some hardware outside so it will match the quality. A pick guard covered in stickers would probably fit well.
     
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  16. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Meister

    Age:
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    446
    May 15, 2017
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Erm......one or two! :D
     

  17. Billnchristy

    Billnchristy Tele-Meister

    156
    Sep 21, 2017
    Georgia
    They're like regrets.
     

  18. Ooba Tooba

    Ooba Tooba Tele-Meister

    Age:
    45
    210
    Jul 10, 2017
    Toledo Ohio USA
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  19. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    So cool, :pjust fix it, you know you want to:D:rolleyes:;):)
     
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  20. 2blue2

    2blue2 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 20, 2013
    Island of Oahu
    I'm waiting for this stuff to get older and my unfinished thread guitar about Koa Veneer Straty.
    So close but so far. Needs to be finished again, again.



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    Couldn't make my mind up on this one.

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    Probably be nice some day:D
     
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