Any which way but telecaster

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  1. restorationad

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    Here is what it is going to look like.

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    Ok lets fix the body.

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    Now I decided to carve the arm rest... and I hated it. So I tried something different. It is not my favorite. I would love to hear opinions. But I think I am going to just go back to a plain old flat tele body. Teles don't look right with carves.

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    Headstock with plate and recessed vintage tuners.

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    Made a less than funny mistake with these. I forgot that I use a wider tuner spacing than a tele on my headstock. I wasn't thinking and just started drilling. The Klusons are supposed to touch and look like a plate when done. Instead I ended up with a 1/16 between them. Not a functional issue but a visual one. Probably just going to drill this necks tuner holes out and put modern tuners on it. All that work...

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    And the half bridge.

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    Neck ferrules. Not a fan of these either. WD has a new neck plate that is for cutaways. I might start using one of them.

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    Of course I only use steel inserts and stainless steel neck screws when I do do bolt ons.

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    Back to regular work carving a neck.

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    That's a pretty cool looking "tele inspired" shape there!
     
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    Thanks.

    I have decided that telecasters should be flat. And I am doing this body over. Same shape just no carves or silly stuff
     
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    Can we see more pics of the tele? Btw, im a fan of the carves
     
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    I will take some more tomorrow in the light if I have time.
     
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    Week Work.


    Straight string ferrule holes are a nice thing.

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    Getting set to carve the top. I use the round over bit to set the depth of the carve.

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    Electronics holes drilled. Strap locks recessed.

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    Trying out a new clamping fixture for the bench.

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    And the back

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    Meanwhile a new tele is being cut on the Destructo 2000

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    This time we avoided disaster.

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    Yep, it's always scary when a computer is controlling a high speed cutter!
     
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