A different Thinline build - maybe?

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  1. BAW4742

    BAW4742 Tele-Afflicted

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    I've been looking at the Graphtech saddles. I tried to find a 6 saddle tele top loader last night but struck out. Anybody know where I can get one?
     
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    Thanks Telechaser. I'm thinking more on the line of a 335 with this build. I want to see how well the center block works and how resonant the body is with it. Full hollow might be next.;)
     
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    I'm not sure how this will work. The rosewood body without the top has a nice ring to it right now. So we'll just have to see.
     
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    Wow! More please, just keep it coming!
     
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    YUP...YUP... I'm all EYES!!!:eek:...Great build!
     
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    A very cool build. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    I've been looking into exactly the same problem...

    This offset Ghost saddle when in a team of six, has an E to e spacing of 2 and 1/16". That might not be a problem because it's at least a smaller string spread than the Allparts bridge plate's 2 and 1/8" spacing.

    Thing is ... will the distance between the center of the intonation screw and the saddle's string slot be adequate to position the stings over the pickup poles? Or will the whole lot be slightly askew?

    By looking at the saddles and the Allparts bridge, it seems to me that the string slots might be a bit "north" of the pickup poles - although you'd have to screw it all together to truly know if it would work.

    I've decided to make a bridge plate that fits the saddles, instead! :)
     
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    This one is giving me a resonator build jones...
     
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    I've been thinking along this line too. But I'm trying to avoid making my own.

    We'll just have to see what comes about.
     
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    That will be interesting to watch.:cool:
     
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    While I'm trying to sort out the bridge problem I figured I would start working on a mock up for the top.

    I made a template for the cutouts and tried it on a scrap to see how it would look.

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    I'm sorry but those 'holes' just doesn't do much to me. I still like the f-holes with Thinlines. That looks more like a Yamaha. But, it's only my opinion. I sometimes see build threads that when I see the title I think I wouldn't like (don't like the colour, don't like gold hardware, etc....) but when I open it, I absolutely love the finish product.

    Don't mind me. I don't know what I'm talking about most of the time like when I predicted that there's no way the Spice Girls will become popular. :rolleyes:

    I'm enjoying this thread.
     
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    So does it need any bracing on the top or bottom?
     
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    Yes, thread rocks.

    I saw this recently and can't separate the concept from this build, I think the thick body and the rosewood... yadi, yadi....

    :eek::eek:

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    It looks like it has a Fu-Manchu; that's cool!:cool:
     
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    Of course I have nothing to say and it is a cool project either way.... but I agree a bit with Telechaser... the pointy holes make it look a bit cheap 1980s design. The more simple you keep it, the classier it gets.

    Did you know fender actually built a very similar thing themselves in 1967 ?

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    this is really cool, i'm a fan of the F-holes myself, actually just one f-hole usually on top, I like that look.
     
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    Wow!

    I kinda like those soundholes. Have similar things appeared on some Rickenbackers?

    Nice clothes pin collection!

    As soon as I saw those, I knew you had done an acoustic or two.

    If you know what I mean!

    ;)
     
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