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

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

  1. I_build_my_own

    I_build_my_own Friend of Leo's

    Mar 9, 2012
    New York
    This relic body could easily fetch quite some dollars on eBay!!!

    I am normally not a relic guy — but this one is awesome!!!
     
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  2. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Meister

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    Not as cool as yours - but reminded me of this one I scored at a junk shop for 20 bucks a few weeks ago. Got a very unusual curve on the top from just in front of bridge to the neck. The neck also curves back down to the body from about 12th fret.

    Forgot to take pic, but it has a huge split down the back, but should be easily replaceable. I've got a mock up bridge from a piece of plastic with "teeth" in it to hold strings in place. I'm a bit confused about the tailpiece string spacing in relation to the rather fat neck. Strings are at 50mm total at tp.
     

  3. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Meister

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    NB - the headstock looks like its had a makeover and some rough treatment along the way too. I've no idea how old or what it is, but it has a nice woody tone to it. Gonna string it up properly - just need to adjust or replace tuners - and give it a proper whirl before I push on with replacing the back and sorting out a bridge for t.
     
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  4. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

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  5. Billnchristy

    Billnchristy Tele-Meister

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    Sep 21, 2017
    Georgia
    That's an unstarted guitar!
     
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  6. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

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    I cut this out of the tree to make a guitar. So I technically started on it. So it's incomplete!
     
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  7. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

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    But if people are going to complain maybe I'll cut out the neck pocket tonight! That'll show you.
     
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  8. Billnchristy

    Billnchristy Tele-Meister

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    Sep 21, 2017
    Georgia
    I guess that's fair
     
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  9. IronSchef

    IronSchef Tele-Holic Platinum Supporter

    This one is not going to be in the "unfinished" state for much longer --- expecting my NGD officially to be Sat or Sunday. :D

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  10. Anode100

    Anode100 Friend of Leo's

    May 9, 2014
    Behind my beard.
    I have a Paulownia body to prep, spray, polish, then put together.

    I have all the parts - what I don't have is time right now...maybe next week.
     

  11. Deed_Poll

    Deed_Poll Tele-Meister

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    Feb 8, 2013
    Brighton, UK
    Please tell me you're making a 1-piece Flying V body out of that!?
     
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  12. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

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    EVERYONE SAYS THAT. Too bad I don't like flying Vs. Anyone want to trade some wood . Otherwise I might get yelled out when I don't make a v.
     
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  13. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Meister

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    It would look neat as a V, but I'm sure it's gonna look good no matter what.

    Is it a proposed Tele build?
     

  14. Ooba Tooba

    Ooba Tooba Tele-Meister

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    I just can’t stop seeing naked ladycaster in that hunk of wood. Flying V indeed:cool:
     

  15. Ooba Tooba

    Ooba Tooba Tele-Meister

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    Cool! Looks like a steal for $20!
     

  16. Billnchristy

    Billnchristy Tele-Meister

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    Sep 21, 2017
    Georgia
    Digging the 2 strang
     

  17. bottlenecker

    bottlenecker Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 6, 2015
    Wisconsin
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    I need a garage guitar to hang on the wall between my mill and lathe. It will get hit with metal chips now and then, and get played with dirty hands.
    So I've got some cheap tele kit parts I've had for years and never used. The neck has a chunk of wood missing next to one of the tuner holes, so it will probably end up with one mismatched tuner on the other side of the headstock. Maybe the pickups from my classic 50s. And this teisco (?) vibrato tail, after I cut and weld it shorter. It has to tune up and play and sound twangy, but I will do it with minimum effort and expense, and try to use up the worst parts I have.

    But will I ever get over the belly cut body, even hanging on the garage wall?
     

  18. kidmo

    kidmo Friend of Leo's

    May 25, 2008
    Funkytown
    Still in the early planning stages...
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  19. SamIV

    SamIV Tele-Meister

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    May 14, 2011
    South Louisiana
    Now that’s funny. You might be a while.
     

  20. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Meister

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    Lol. That's hilarious! :lol:
     

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