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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by PingGuo, Feb 25, 2021.

  1. PingGuo

    PingGuo Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    It started with a really pretty piece of maple. It got resawed and used for the top and back.

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    Next came some nice looking Wenge

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    Then the top split because of the crazy figure in the wood and I had to fixe it with a Wenge stripe
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  4. PingGuo

    PingGuo Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Then we stopped to make some picture frames. Getting those splines just right took forever!

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  5. Ronkirn

    Ronkirn Doctor of Teleocity

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    Lookin good... keep 'em coming..

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  6. PingGuo

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    Finishing took so so so long. We've really been struggling to find a process we like. And I've been learning a lot about how dyes change as they settle. This one didn't come out exactly like I wanted... but it'll have to do.

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    Wow, that's cool. I really like the color. How's it sound, with all those soapbars?
     
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  8. PingGuo

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    The switch is a 6 way freeway switch. So on half of the switch it gets the normal p90ish tones and ignores the middle pickup. The other half of the switch gets the in-between positions + all 3.

    It sounds like a good p90 guitar (though those are really just built like Strat pups on a p90 sized bobbin). It's wooly on the neck but clearer than most PAF style sounding guitars in general.

    Pickups are from @Bootstrap I finally used them!
     
  9. PingGuo

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    My biggest issue with this build was the fretting. I ordered the mega sized stainless steel wire from Warmoth on a whim when I was buying something for a repair for a buddy.

    I couldn't for the life of me clip it right. I have the 30" clippers from harbor freight. They have awesome leverage and make snipping wire a breeze. I have the flat ground stewmac ones too but the harborfrieght ones just cut like butter with their extra long handles.

    Anyhow, I really mangled the frets trying to press them in and clip them flush. I think the tang on those was bigger than my table saw slotting rig cut too. The whole thing was a mess. That's the biggest flaw on this build.

    I won't be doing stainless wire from warmoth again anytime soon.

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    I don't use their stuff unless specifically requested.... All Parts has all the different Fret Wire you can use and I've never had any issues cutting or using any of their Stainless.. Jescar is good too..

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    Oh. My. That is a nice guitar wow


    When you have time please do the video going through all the pickup positions and such, especially clean.
     
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    I have a few pounds of the regular stuff from stewmac, and some of their stainless too. I've never had a problem like I had with this last batch. Not sure exactly what went wrong. Oh well. The next one will be better.
     
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    That is some nice wood. And I love the shape.
     
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    Cool color. Looks like hot lava flow.
     
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    The body grain looks like fire. Really great work!
     
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    That is a beautiful guitar! Where did you get the control plate?


    That’s what she....never mind. Too easy.

    +1. It’s stunning.
     
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  17. PingGuo

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    Thank you :)

    Control plate is made out of the same Wenge as the neck.

    In another build or two I'll detail out my process. Right now it's not solid enough to share. I had to take a break from posting because of that. I was burning a ton of time documenting the dumb stuff I was doing and not enough time learning :lol:

     
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