1950 Double Esquire Build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by preeb, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. preeb

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    Eventually I went for my standard golden Logo decal... Couldn't think of a better one except the forbidden one... which I never use.

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    I still can't put this thing down... it's alive (-;
     
  2. Ron Garson

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    Fabulous!
     
  3. Lostheart

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    A truly great building thread, Gil! Really enjoyed watching how this beautiful guitar came to life...
     
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    Gil, one of these days when you are bored you need to drag out all those guitars in the background and let us see them.
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    Awesome! If you're tickled about it, it must be pretty special!
     
  6. preeb

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    LOL... most of them are going to be scattered all over the globe in a couple of days (-;
     
  7. preeb

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    Thank you!

    Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it... that's the whole point (-;
     
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    Yes it is. I'll definitely shed a tear when it's gone.
     
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    What a great thread! And what an amazing guitar.
    Beautuful work and chinelos :lol:

    Can't wait for the B-Bender.

    Grande abraço.
     
  10. preeb

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    Muito obrigado Tele-brewer. Estou feliz que você gostou.
    B-Bender em breve.
     
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    Gil, Once again some of the best handmade work in the world. Anybody out there in touch with Guitar magazine editors etc? This guy could sell a series of " how to do it yourself" THE RIGHT WAY
     
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    Great build as usuall. There is so much to learn in your threads.Thanks for sharing.

    Angel
     
  13. preeb

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    Thanks guys.
     
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    First of all, very nice build.
    Sencondly, what do you think, is 38mm okay(a 1mm less than 1,5inch) for a tele body?(does it stay too thin, would there be routing problems etc.
    I thought I'd ask it here, cause you built a pine esquire about that thichness(a bit thicker, if I remeber correctly)
    I didnt see any topics like " ask a luthier" or so(or maybe I didnt find any cause Im new, also didnt want to make a new topic about this stupid question :) )
     
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    Sure. 38mm is OK as long as you rout the control @ 36mm deep.
     
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    Just read this whole thread - absolutely OUTSTANDING work!
     
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    i have an'affinity squier with the slimmer body, and when i must replaced the strings nut and cut the slots not having the specific and exapansive set of files they assumed that "v" shape....that carachteristic make me sick but, after i read this milestone thread that guitar is my pride
     
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    The V is cut after the slots are done with a set of correct rounded edge files.
    Done to help preventing buzzes in the nut slots.
     
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    Sorry I missed your post.
    Thank you very much Grin'n'pick!
     
  20. koolaide

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    THANK YOU GIL

    Don't want to hijack this thread, but I am compeled to let everyone know I am the fortunate reciever of one of the guitars pictured in this post.(the sonic blue strat) I recieved the guitar Saturday. It is unbeliebable in EVERY detail. For those of you that have not seen Gil's work up close and first hand, let me tell you from communication to exicution, it is all flawless. What you see in Gil's post on this forum is pale on comparason to the genuine article.

    Gil, you exceeded my expectations. If Something happened to this guitar, I would be sad to say the least, and immediately ask you to build it's clone.
    THANK YOU!!!!
     
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