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Yawn... Just another P90 Tele Build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by tschommer, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. mrothacker

    mrothacker Tele-Meister

    Oct 6, 2008
    Very nice ! How does it sound ? How about some audio clips?

  2. straightface

    straightface Friend of Leo's

    Nov 17, 2006
    Love it! Don't put a guard on it. I was just lamenting on another thread how I haven't been able to find a good lefty p90 guitar. More and more it seems this is the way to go.

  3. axmaker

    axmaker Tele-Holic

    Mar 29, 2008
    Oakley, CA
    yeah same here, no yawning. i likey.[​IMG]

  4. degsycaster

    degsycaster Tele-Holic

    May 11, 2006
    Suffolk, England
    It's nice to see something different that isn't over the top or garish. It looks very stylish IMO :cool:

  5. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    Wonder what Ron K would say

    I know he has a ton more experience than most of us new-bee guitar makers. ;)

    I like the body relief idea and your implementation and I'd like to incorporate this into a build at some point.

    Now as far as Ron's experience goes; I wonder how far and with which woods pushing this would be effective with out breaching compromise in wood stability and structure/strength etc.

  6. TeleDrifter

    TeleDrifter Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 13, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ, USA
    That's a Super-Sweety......................Nice Job

  7. pick & 2 fingers

    pick & 2 fingers Tele-Meister

    Jul 3, 2006
    Jeff City Mo
    That is really sharp!!
    I'm not a fan of green guitars & was expecting to think "eww", but that is purty. That almost looks gray.

    Off topic question.....does a P90 get twangy? Never played a guit w/them in it.

  8. ptfreak

    ptfreak Tele-Meister

    Oct 19, 2005
    Holmsund, Sweden
    Yep, go ahead and put on that pickguard, or any suitable pg, but those "half guards" are nice.
    It looks a little too naked without it, and the tortoise really brings the guitar to life visually speaking.


  9. CHAZ2

    CHAZ2 Tele-Meister

    May 2, 2008
    That is really the colours, love the forearm Tele gives me a real sore forearm after playing for a while....really nice yawning here either

  10. RichardM

    RichardM Tele-Holic

    May 3, 2007
    Ocean View near Bris Aust
    Love it!

    I'm in the middle of a P90 build myself, and was thinking about a cut-down Wilkinson bridge, I was also considering a no pickguard look.

    You've convinced me on both counts.

    Well done that man!

  11. dilbone

    dilbone Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 4, 2008
    Bowling Green, Ohio
    That's what I'm talking about...

    After I put a p90 in the neck of my first build this fall I was thinking for my first scratch body build I wanted a dual p90. I just got a squier custom II on the cheap and hoped that would get me by until I get the chance to build. Now that I see your build...WOW... that next build might start sooner than I had planned.
    Love the cutdown wilkinson...might be stealin' that idea myself...

    REALLY nice job, no need for any appologies or qualifiers on this one

  12. tschommer

    tschommer Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 23, 2003

    Thanks for all of the kind words and encouragement guys! I even appreciate some of the pickguard suggestions, but I am sticking to my original design. I really like the simple clean design as it is. In my last couple of builds I have done 2D renderings in Adobe Illustrator and I like sticking to my original plans. The skull knobs are the only unplanned element (other than the cutaway). I felt that they actually fit the guitar pretty well in the end, just because there are other contradictions in the guitar design.


  13. BAW4742

    BAW4742 Tele-Afflicted

    hey tschommer. Nice work here. I really like the color. It's a little different and it looks good with no guard on it.

    The shot of the back floored me. Nice! And then I read that this was a save from a small mistake. Way to go.

  14. mobman924

    mobman924 TDPRI Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Weatherford, Oklahoma
    Love the Tortoise!

  15. FrankB

    FrankB Tele-Holic

    Mar 21, 2006
    Havertown, PA. U.S.A.
    that's a beauty. How would a mint green partial PG look?

  16. Tele Fan

    Tele Fan Friend of Leo's

    Oct 26, 2007
    Louisville, Ky

  17. tschommer

    tschommer Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 23, 2003
    Thanks!! I like the kind of mistakes that make you think. I was bummed out for a bit, but after I remembered Jeff Millers Tele build with the cool sculpted heel, I got even more excited about the project. The sculpted heel is a really great improvement to the overall playability, and I think it looks pretty cool as well.

  18. BAW4742

    BAW4742 Tele-Afflicted

    I thought that Jeff Miller's name seemed familiar so I checked out the link that you posted. I had been on his site a while ago looking at his work installing Variax electronics in a Strat body. He does great work.

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