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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by s_tones, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. s_tones

    s_tones Tele-Afflicted

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    Strat-O-Wheelz #2 begins
    First run always finds some subtle issues (sometimes not so subtle)
    Revised the neck tenon here so that it's a squared off tenon "block"
    This has greatly improved the "shoehorn" neck insertion and the fit. Seamless.
    A few other minor tweaks.
    Found this exceptional piece of maple. Like linear ribbons. Really cool.
    Really working to get the CAD/CAM models perfect so that they are well organized and just "plug and play". It's amazing how much work that is.

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    randomhitz Tele-Meister

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    Going to be stunning!
     
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    jfgesquire Tele-Afflicted

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    When will your sales catalog be published and where can I order one?

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  4. s_tones

    s_tones Tele-Afflicted

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    Like a lot of guys, it's crossed my mind. But it appears about impossible to make a dollar making 2 guitars/year.
    So, hobbiest it is! When I croak, my sons will have a crapton of guitars to unload.
     
  5. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    :lol::lol::lol:
     
  6. eallen

    eallen Friend of Leo's

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    Great work! Gonna be gorgeous!

    We've all hear of starving artist? Well, let's just say guitar building is an art. [emoji6]

    I keep waiting for the department of labor to fine me for running an sweat shop for paying less than a $1 an hour, and I'm the only one that works in it! [emoji23]

    At low volume, you gotta do it for the love, but not for the caviar.

    Eric
     
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    mistermikev Tele-Afflicted

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    if I'm seeing it right your tenon goes beyond the neck pickup... like that detail. beauty top/neck. amazing clean work.
     
  8. s_tones

    s_tones Tele-Afflicted

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    Thanks!

    I'm really pleased with that tenon arrangement. As stated somewhere here in the past, PRS did this briefly in the early 2000's to accommodate single coil pickups in their contoured top guitar. They tooootally cheated by simply cutting out that bridge of wood, dropping in the tenon, then gluing the wood block back in. Boooogusssss!
    It took a lot of work to get this "shoehorned" tenon design right but it works great.

    Well, the designing is half the fun...
     
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    BluesBlooded Friend of Leo's

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    Steve, this will be a gorgeous guitar as always.
     
  10. oopsimeltednitro

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    beautiful already
     
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    Flush mounted pickguard? What kind of material? I'm dying to see that maple with some color and finish on it.
     
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    s_tones Tele-Afflicted

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    Yes, the pickguard is inset and contoured (vacuum formed) to match the top. Its a pretty subtle contour so not hard to achieve. I am looking fwd to color too. Prolly more natural tones for this as they compliment the grain best. Got quite a bit to do before dye though.
     
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