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'53 Tele inspired build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by mcomio, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. Zmatko

    Zmatko Tele-Meister

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    damns, didn't i reply on this thread already?
    That might become really really beautiful, though the controlplate seem a bit gleeming.
     
  2. mkhhunt

    mkhhunt Tele-Meister

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    Nice "Inspired" Logos! :D
     
  3. Lostheart

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    Great job on those 53 Repros!
     
  4. Tidepoolbay

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    Great work!

    Tidepoolbay
     
  5. mcomio

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    The only tool I used today was screwdriver.
    Only thing left to do is put in the pickups and setting up the guitar.

    A friend is yet to wind me a couple of mean 50's pickups.
    My guess is that I'll have them by monday.
    In the mean time I'll do setup.
    Here's a teaser :D
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  6. mcomio

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    Just a little bit more
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  7. mcomio

    mcomio TDPRI Member

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    Finished
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    Hot rod '52 here i come :lol:

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  8. mowcheeba

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    Great job! Looks incredible...thanks for posting.
     
  9. ehawley

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    REALLY SWEET!! Beautiful job! Can you post a sound byte? Now you have to make another with the other neck!!:D:D
    Cheers
    ED
     
  10. Shepherd

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    That turned out fantastic. How heavy did it end up with that ash?
     
  11. mcomio

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    Me again :lol:

    After some time and some builds non-related to Telecasters,I'll finally put an end to a chapter that I left open almost a year ago.

    Back then I decided to build two necks at the time and was left with this:
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    Lower one was built up to specs posted here by E.Hawley(broadcaster neck)
    and upper one was built according to the dimensions taken directly from Tadeo Gomez neck from '53.
    There is a subtle difference,TG headstock has a slight kink on the lower side.
    (About the logo-strictly for the my personal use.If the guitar is ever is gonna be sold logo comes off)

    However Broadcaster neck is in use for almost a year very succesfully,and
    now it is time for TG neck to be put to use :D

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    I decided to tune up the guitar a bit :)
    Hence the mini humbucker on the neck (Hot Rod 52 style)
    I didnt know how the mini humbucker route looks like so i improvised.
    For the time being ill put some noname alnico mini,and later when I get me some cash I'll put in SD mini.

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  12. mcomio

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    Finish time.
    Or should I say primer time :)

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    There's a visible spalt on the front side of the body,but I decided to leave it like it is.I'm thinking blonde finish will conceal it to some extent.
     
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  13. ehawley

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    Boy oh boy....Here we go again!!!...:D Looking great!! Can't wait to follow along!
    Cheers
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  14. guitarzan13

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    I absolutely LOVE the "inspired" logo!!! Kudos!
     
  15. mcomio

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    Body has been treated with primer and sanding sealer.
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    Now the fun starts.
    First comes mixing the butterscotch base(5%white in clear sanding sealer)
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    And now... easy on the paintgun trigger :lol:
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    I decided to go very easy on the translucent white,in order to expose grain a bit more than it should be. Guess I just want so skip few decades of waiting the grain to expose itself :D

    Talking about butterscotch,last time i missed the color big time but this time,
    i think that i may just got it right.Here's the test.Little particles are there because of non filtered paint.
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  16. mcomio

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    Blonde is finished.Only thing left is 4 coats of clear.
    IMHO result is much better than the first time.

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  17. ehawley

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    Looks REAL GOOD!!!! I love seeing bodies in the raw painted state! Color looks great!
     
  18. mcomio

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    Thanks.

    Every time as I get closer to finish I get nervous.
    I can say ,I just sprayed 3 layers of clear coat and so far it looks good.
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    Now i have to hang it somewhere warm for 2 weeks.
     
  19. BritishBluesBoy

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    That is a beautiful body!! (ooh-er missus!!)
     
  20. mcomio

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    Finally I received a package with hardware today,and offcourse Im back to
    workshop :D

    On the first build I used Kluson tuners,and wasnt particulary statisfied with quality.This time I went for Gotoh,much better quality IMHO.
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    Final assembly on the way.
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