Banged out another Thinline...

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by blackbelt308, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. blackbelt308

    blackbelt308 Tele-Holic

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    Another excellent Rutters body, book-matched quilted maple top over a one-piece mahogany body. Marc does terrific work! Used Tru-Oil to pop the grain a bit, masked the edges, and hit the top with burst amber. Back and sides were finished with clear lacquer.

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    Seymour Duncan Antiquity humbuckers in this one, and a Hipshot stainless steel hardtail bridge. Also, I used the "no screw" switch trick on this one!

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    Nice, fat Allparts neck (TRO-Fat) with some flame in that maple! I simply finished it with clear nitro. Some days I wish it had some color to it, other days I like it just as is...

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    Staggered Gotohs. Maybe I should spray the headstock face with burst amber... What say you?

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    Wonderful tones from this guitar! Especially on that neck bucker. Fat and warm, but gets wonderfully crunchy at higher volumes.

    Thanks for lookin'!
    Rick
     
  2. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Very tasteful!
     
  3. Stubarber

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    Thanks for postin'!
    Looks really excellent. Elegent and subtle.
    - - - but that rug is hideous.
     
  4. Parma_TeleMon

    Parma_TeleMon Friend of Leo's

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    Very, very nice!! If you could get the headstock to match the body, it might be a cool addition. Otherwise it looks great the way it is.
     
  5. Jack Wells

    Jack Wells Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I say yes.
     
  6. Colt W. Knight

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    I say yes as well.

    Kinda sticks out like a sore thumb with that dark fretboard and amber body.
     
  7. tooncaster

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    Beautiful guitar!

    I see you have no string tree. Are those necessary? I've heard on that kind of headstock, the string tree keeps the 1st and 2nd from slipping in the nut. Is that true?
     
  8. misterecks

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    Very nice guitar, I'm intrigued by the 'no screw switch trick', care to spill the beans on that one?

    Personally I think the headstock looks a little white against the rosewood fingerboard, a burst would look nice.
     
  9. Colt W. Knight

    Colt W. Knight Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    It's pretty tough to get away without a string tree on a 6 inline tuner guitar. But it can be done.

    Black Belt is using staggered tuners, and his tuning post is lower on the E and B strings providing a steeper breaking angle over the nut. I have one guitar that I was able to use these staggered tuners and no string tree. That's the only one I have ever built that didn't need one though.
     
  10. vlada

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    i humbly agree
     
  11. blackbelt308

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    Thanks for the comments!

    Yeah, I think I'm going to do that. Piece of cake!

    Colt explained it well. When I use staggered tuners on a build, I'll play it for a month or so to see if the break angle is OK. If not, it's easy enough to add the string retainer.

    I should let Marc explain how to do that. It's his trick.

    LOL! You can insult my rug all you want, just don't insult my guitar! ;)

    Thanks,
    Rick
     
  12. cellocaster

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    Coolest thinline i've ever seen, except for the humbuckers. Teles need single coils, or so it appears to me. But anything else: gorgeous.
     
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    Gorgeous!
    +1 for the matching headstock.
     
  14. Samishellacool

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    That's one good looking telecaster :)
     
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