All Maple Thinline

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Guitarnut, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. Guitarnut

    Guitarnut Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    4,228
    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2009
    Location:
    USA
    Thanks! I'm not planning to use a pickguard. I wanna keep as much figure showing as possible.

    My plan on the sharp corners, at least as I've thought it thru, is to make a router template that ends at a slightly larger diameter than my router bit. Then finish the rest by hand with a fine toothed saw. I'll test it first, of course.

    Peace,
    Mark
     
  2. Guitarnut

    Guitarnut Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    4,228
    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2009
    Location:
    USA
    The Fire & Rain company name is the result of a merger between 2 companies...I'm from the Rain side. Plus the Fire portion of the icon has insets between the tails that would be prone to breakage...2 little peninsulas of sorts.

    Peace,
    Mark
     
  3. Guitarnut

    Guitarnut Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    4,228
    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2009
    Location:
    USA
    No problem. It does illustrate how easily a term or phrase can catch on. Scary.

    Peace,
    Mark
     
  4. Guitarnut

    Guitarnut Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    4,228
    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2009
    Location:
    USA
    More Designs

    Here are a couple more. A bit more form fitting as suggested and more organic than all the straight lines I was using early on.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Peace,
    Mark
     
  5. homerzeppelin

    homerzeppelin Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,167
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2009
    Location:
    USA
    I vote for 11, just like where an amp should be set.
     
  6. Crawfish

    Crawfish Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    1,236
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2008
    Location:
    Maryland, USA
    #11 is perfect. Wow.
     
  7. Guitarnut

    Guitarnut Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    4,228
    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2009
    Location:
    USA
    Contact Sheet with a few more ideas.

    Thanks so much to all who have weighed in on this. All the posts with ideas and tweaks are greatly appreciated. Since this topic has gone to it's second page, I thought I would post a contact sheet of all the ideas so they can be viewed without scrolling back thru the other posts...it contains the 12 that were previously posted plus 4 new ones.

    Link to the hi-res image...

    Contact Sheet

    I've shown this to some non-guitar folks and they have all instantly gone to number 15...also my personal favorite with 11, 9 and 13 (in that order) being next in line.

    [​IMG]

    Peace,
    Mark
     
  8. Zatar

    Zatar Tele-Meister

    Age:
    31
    Posts:
    177
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2009
    Location:
    Hamme - Belgium
    11, 14 or 15 ... my favorites :)
     
  9. GreeneFan

    GreeneFan Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    326
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Location:
    SE Virginia
    #11, but just a bit smaller.
     
  10. cpeters01

    cpeters01 Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    132
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Location:
    Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Cool!!!

    I personally like 14 and 11...in that order and that is just my $0.02
     
  11. Gascat

    Gascat TDPRI Member

    Age:
    62
    Posts:
    67
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2009
    Location:
    Queensland, Australia
    Here is my latest build....some similarities there for sure!
    I'll be posting build pics soon but thought I'd post these for you.

    Good luck with the build...I'm sure it will look great with whatever venting you choose!


    cheers...Wayne
     

    Attached Files:

  12. Will Chen

    Will Chen Tele-Holic

    Age:
    45
    Posts:
    702
    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2009
    Location:
    Plano, TX
    11!
     
  13. Shoved BassVIII

    Shoved BassVIII Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    763
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2007
    Location:
    Lima Ohio
    I really like 10 and 15. 15 is just SICK. And the rosewood binding is also a yes in this corner. But I also vote for wood inlays, neck binding, and even knobs. go earthy all the way. That's my final answer
     
  14. Nick JD

    Nick JD Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    17,552
    Joined:
    May 12, 2007
    Location:
    Queensland, Australia
    +1 for 15. Easy to bind too...
     
  15. csbluesman

    csbluesman Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    221
    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Location:
    Chehalis,WA
    If your not going to do a fender style f-hole then go with # 15 then use the same design for marker at 12th fret it reminds me of a bird.
     
  16. k-wad

    k-wad TDPRI Member

    Posts:
    51
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2009
    Location:
    Ontario, California USA
    I say a single cat's eye would look cool.

    Something like these.....
    [​IMG]
     
  17. pchilson

    pchilson Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    62
    Posts:
    3,660
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2007
    Location:
    Arkansas
    #15 case closed...

    I like #14 also but it looks like it would break.
     
  18. Engraver-60

    Engraver-60 Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    67
    Posts:
    3,739
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2008
    Location:
    Brentwood, TN
    I like #11 too, but I've seen that kind of vent hole before. Oh yeah, my little mini-strat-tele. I've got to finish that soon.
     

    Attached Files:

  19. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    9,629
    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2005
    Location:
    Nueces Strip
    I like 15 too. Reminds me of a bird in flight without looking overtly so.
     
  20. 68thinline

    68thinline Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,468
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2009
    Location:
    Hoggetowne, FL
    15 for sure. It's original and unique - would make a great inlay on a fretboard too.
     
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.


  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.