What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. tvvoodoo

    tvvoodoo Tele-Afflicted

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    I thought I was done. Put it all together, strung it, got the neck dialed in, took a few pics. Guitar feels way more "lively" than before.... as cliche as it is to say it, it's noticeably true.


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    Tru-oil neck feels awesome.

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    But, sad news, has to go back onto the gurney. Plugged it in, no sound, not even an annoying buzz. Back to the operating room. Grrrrrr! Such a terrible electrics man I is
     
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  2. Itchyfeet1000

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    IMG_20180915_195702.jpg Started work on an electric baritone ukulele, based on a thinline Tele design but with some modifications. It's a commission for a friend so I can't screw this up. Maybe not the best time to attempt my firdt neck build.
     
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    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

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    Photo or it didn't happen!:D
     
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    Boubou Doctor of Teleocity Gold Supporter

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    Some seam rippers ( I call them stitchers) that I turn.
    The Ms has me turn them then auctions them off for charity through her instagram thingy.
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    ndeli55 Tele-Afflicted

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    Here they are together:

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    You're right about that.
     
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    Take it slow and ask questions here. You'll be fine with that first neck.
     
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  11. coonhollow greg

    coonhollow greg Tele-Meister

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    NGD... 1537492753267.jpg 1537492772003.jpg 1537492783166.jpg 1537492788986.jpg After following Parkwood's thread on resurrecting a old German acoustic guitar I was wanting to give it a try. I bought this on eBay (1941 Kay) I have been googling my brain numb but was only able to find one picture with no info except the year and model. Anybody know anything about it?
     
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    This and its almost done i just gotta put the back and the shelves back in and add the guitar hangers to the side 20180920_112049.jpeg 20180920_112927.jpeg 20180917_125318.jpeg 20180920_145949.jpeg
     
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    Making good progress on the baritone ukulele. Currently focused on the cosmetics of the body and the wiring while I wait for a new router collet to arrive. Can't flush-trim the edges of the neck without it.

    I may also do a binding on this. It's for a friend who really loves the look of my thinline, so I'd like to match it as much as I can.

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    I took a load of scrap to the scrapyard a couple days ago and rescued this baby.
    They are made of aluminum and make awesome reso cones. It's like they have a built in spider bridge too.
     

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  16. Itchyfeet1000

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    Didn't have much free time after work today so I used what I had to finish the bridge and pickup plate for my baritone ukulele build. It's looking pretty dam fine!

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    John Nicholas Friend of Leo's

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    That looks amazing! Very clean work.
     
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  18. Clint Walker

    Clint Walker Tele-Meister

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    The white Strat thing just left the bench...ash body, flamed maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, Wilkinson Trem, 25" scale...pickups are GFS Vintage 59...really fun guitar for some of that 80's stuff.

    I have been on an ash kick lately. I have been wanting to do a "reverse" offset on a tele for a while...figured now is as good a time as any to go for it. While I was at it, I went ahead and did a Firebird'ish center raise...I am making the pickups for this one...going to wind them up a little hot.

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  20. Clint Walker

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    Thanks Slick! It is exactly that...I painted the body white...grain filled with some ebony grain filler...then hit it will a couple clear coats.
     
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