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

  1. Jackadder

    Jackadder Tele-Meister

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    Jun 12, 2014
    West Australia
    This blackwood is so dense it's marbled....

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  2. Inglese

    Inglese TDPRI Member

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    Mar 7, 2018
    Italy
    I hope tonight I'll have the time to try to restore a fader from a '70 Gately mixer...
    Graphite rod is disconnected from one pole and I plan to try to restore connection using conductive silver varnish.
     
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  3. Jackadder

    Jackadder Tele-Meister

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    Jun 12, 2014
    West Australia
    I'm in love with a piece of wood.

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  4. ndeli55

    ndeli55 Tele-Afflicted

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    May 12, 2008
    oklahoma
    Now I believe she’s fixed.

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  5. Doyledagain

    Doyledagain Tele-Meister

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    Apr 11, 2016
    Los Angeles

  6. PimR

    PimR TDPRI Member

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    12
    Jan 24, 2018
    netherlands
    I was impressed.. a lady found it on her attic.. actually her little son found it and was playing with it around the house...


    A Wandre BB divoli...

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  7. LeftFinger

    LeftFinger Tele-Afflicted

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    Aug 16, 2015
    Saskatchewan
    I'd like to remember Bridget as more shapely.
    Not quite so lumpy looking :p
     
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  8. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2010
    Loganville, Ga.
    How cool! Love it, it’s so blooming fugly it’s beautiful!
     

  9. P Bill

    P Bill Tele-Meister

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    Feb 21, 2018
    Range View, Australia
    This caliper was on the bench not too long ago. The red hand is mm the black hand is 1/100's of a mm.

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  10. coonhollow greg

    coonhollow greg Tele-Meister Platinum Supporter

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    Jul 19, 2014
    roseburg,oregon
    Are those inlays or decals? I will second the fugly comment.
     

  11. ndeli55

    ndeli55 Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    34
    May 12, 2008
    oklahoma
    Just rough cut my template. This is for a 25” 22 fret neck. I’m pleased thus far. Should “go good,” with my first stop - full stop tele. 978979EC-DD5E-4F3D-AAE3-C770E6C5A853.jpeg
     

  12. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    You're lucky the magpies didn't take off with it!
     
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  13. P Bill

    P Bill Tele-Meister

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    Feb 21, 2018
    Range View, Australia
    I'm their God of Mince, they try and stay in the good book.
     
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  14. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    There is actually a very substantial market for those. Clean it up and keep it original.
     
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  15. ModerneGuy

    ModerneGuy Tele-Holic

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    Mar 9, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    First up that Wandre is fantastic - seems there are a lot of them, and fans of them, in the Netherlands, so I guess if you're going to find one it an attic .... seems the place to do it. Antonio Pioli (Wandre) was a very original thinker and a real artist. Some of it is completely "out there" but other times it just works. Love the double basses as well.

    Today I spent many hours playing this - my Maton Sapphire 12 from 1967, and then some time with it apart to shim the neck slightly. As I'm currently building a 12 this was a good thing to do. I've been really undecided as to whether I should add carbon fibre to the neck - today helped me decide that I should. Apart from the neck on this being slightly twisted so that setting it up is always a bit of a compromise, I'd just forgotten or just now realised how much tension/pressure the 12 strings, and 25.5inch scale, puts on the neck and how much bow this adds. I want my build to be more stable than this - off to eBay for those rods I guess.

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    ps of course I couldn't find any of my string winders today:mad:
     
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  16. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 27, 2012
    Northern California
    It's something I picked up from Jeff Traugott. He calls it a floating back brace. The bottom is radius'd. The purpose is to hold the radius in the back of the guitar. The theory goes...over time conventional acoustics have their backs flatten out. Then the neck block rotates inward and raises the action. Over time it gets to the point where you can't fix the action because there's no saddle left and that forces a neck reset. I am trying my best to avoid all of that and build a very solid instrument so this seemed like a good thing to utilize.
     

  17. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    There you go thinking again!
     

  18. DrASATele

    DrASATele Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 6, 2012
    North of Boston
    Mmmmm...Koa

    Side note, what a PITA, this stuff chips if you look at it the wrong way IMG_5654.JPG IMG_5653.JPG
     
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  19. Zepfan

    Zepfan Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    Put fretboard markers on the Bo Diddly neck and satrted staining the neck and box.(Seafoam Green markers on Ebony neck)
     

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  20. Doyledagain

    Doyledagain Tele-Meister

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    Apr 11, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Very cool. And it looks gorgeous.
     

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