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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by guitarbuilder, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Meteorman

    Meteorman Tele-Holic

    725
    Dec 23, 2012
    State College PA
    ...seems a little harsh, Creekrat....
     
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  2. Lostininverness

    Lostininverness TDPRI Member

    97
    Jan 28, 2012
    Christchurch, NZ
    Hi Dave,

    How do you rate the New Guinea rosewood compared to the indian/"normal" rosewood used for guitars? I've read somewhere that it has a lower density therefore may not be as good for fret boards etc.? What are your thoughts, as I can get NG rosewood in NZ and not have to deal with the CITES issues.

    Grant
     

  3. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    51
    May 15, 2017
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Greetings fellow Kiwi.

    Care to share where you're getting this NG Rosewood from? I've been struggling with ideas for FB material. I picked up a few pieces of Vitex awhile back which seems a very hard wood, so was planning on trying that for a couple of neck/FB projects.
     

  4. TRexF16

    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2011
    Tucson
    I saw what you did there...good one.
     
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  5. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    Haa haa haa haa haa. The look on the postman’s face must have been priceless!
     
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  6. ZeroGravity

    ZeroGravity TDPRI Member

    Age:
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    75
    Dec 18, 2016
    Canada
    Today was new bass string day. Over the holidays I traded my Dot for a Yamaha TRBX304 bass with unknown strings on it. I wasn't really enjoying playing but the strings were a heavier gauge than my P-bass. Some new medium light GHS Bass Boomers, fret polish, and fretboard oil and I am feeling the love now.
     

  7. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    Wait until you prise that package off the mailbox and 3 of the postman’s fingers fall out!:eek:
     
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  8. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    Perhaps she prefers staying with the “girls”.
     
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  9. Davecam48

    Davecam48 Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    70
    Dec 31, 2009
    Queensland Australia
     

  10. Davecam48

    Davecam48 Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Age:
    70
    Dec 31, 2009
    Queensland Australia

    Don't know what happened above ???? My reply just didn't take. Re the rosewood .........don't think I've ever used rosewood of the non New Guinea type, but have used the NGRW for fret boards and found it good. I do prefer the old red-gum to just about anything else though, if you can lay your hands on some really old and dry R.G. it is superb I.M.H.O.

    DC
     

  11. creekrat

    creekrat TDPRI Member

    Age:
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    97
    Feb 22, 2017
    Grove, OK
    Strap button on the bottom of the thunderbird pulled out. Found out that the screws were already the longer ones for strap locks but fortunately I had already bought the oak dowel. Drilled out the hole to where the dowel was a pretty snug fit and then glued and tapped it in. Will trim off tomorrow with the dremel and then drill a pilot hole for the new screw. The button is large enough to completely cover the dowel.

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  12. Clinchriver

    Clinchriver Tele-Meister

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    315
    Apr 28, 2012
    Andersonville, TN
    Using up some Lutz spruce brace wood stock I don't use for acoustics anymore (I use Red Spruce exclusivily) Shooting the edge pre glue. Made a nice body blank. Swamp Ash blank from my lumber yard score. Spalted Curly Maple with worm holes drop tops, I see some chambering and F-hole's in the future
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  13. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Feb 17, 2009
    London, UK
    Nut roughed in; tuners on; strung up; plugged in and live.

    Feeling good about this one - I’ll do a proper setup in a day or two after it’s had time to settle into its new 6 strings. (Oh yeah, it also needs a string tree...)

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  14. Macrogats

    Macrogats Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    51
    May 15, 2017
    Auckland, New Zealand
    That is one black guitar! :D

    Looking good!
     
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  15. Mat UK

    Mat UK Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Feb 17, 2009
    London, UK
    Ha yeah, it sure is, thanks. The words in mind for this build were 'Mono' and 'Silhouette'...
     

  16. Davecam48

    Davecam48 Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Age:
    70
    Dec 31, 2009
    Queensland Australia

    And some black fret markers Mat! :lol:
     
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  17. Deegatron

    Deegatron Tele-Meister

    199
    Feb 5, 2014
    Alberta, Canada
    Mat UK,
    Love the build. Very visually striking. It needs a coat of Vantablack to be just perfect...
    Are those the controls on top of the body? if so, I need MOAR PICS!!!
     
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  18. Pullshocks

    Pullshocks TDPRI Member

    67
    Dec 17, 2012
    Seattle
    I really go for the blacked out look and that one knocked me out so much that it took me a minute or 2 to notice there are no knobs on that guitar...
     
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  19. Doyledagain

    Doyledagain Tele-Meister

    Age:
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    134
    Apr 11, 2016
    Los Angeles
    I had been debating doing a black headstock recently, and I think you just sold me. Love the ebony or whatever that fretboard is too. Super cool tele.
     
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