Beetle-killed Pine Telecaster

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  1. wetterhorn

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    A while back I came across this beetle-killed pine tongue-and-groove at The Home Depot, and I thought, "That needs to be a guitar." 90098905_2964581150267397_4825950486442016768_o.jpg
     
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    Top and back are 1/4-inch pine. Middle is basswood. It is chambered.
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    Very nice !!!
    Which beetle killed it ...

    Paul or Ringo ???
     
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    :)
     
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    I prefer Procul Harum-ravaged maple.
     
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    Oh man. Beautiful. Well done sir.
     
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    Beautiful work you did there. I like that a lot.
     
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    Forgot a couple. IMG_5358.JPG IMG_5379 copy.JPG
     
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    That looks awesome. I thought about using some beetle kill on an amp cab but I couldn't find any that looked anywhere near that nice. That is some pretty intense grain, great call on turning it into a Tele! =)
     
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    Wow...that is stunning!
     
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    Wow dude, that is so cool. I love the black and chrome contrasts of the hardware.

    What was the finishing process?

    Edit to add: how do you find those Floyd Rose retainers work? I’ve been thinking of that idea cos I flippin well hate string trees.
     
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    Thanks! I just finished with Rustoleum lacquer. I put on two cans, then wet sand with 400 grit to level everything. Then put on one more can and wet sand with 1000-1500 grit. Then buff with Turtle Wax rubbing compound, swirl remover, and polish.

    I think the Floyd Rose retainers work well. I use them mostly on my guitars with zero frets, because I want to keep the strings pretty snug against the zero fret.
     
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    That is too cool!
     
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    Nice work! Looks like a kind of leopard-guitar, or something similar, I don't know...

    Fender Jaguar?
     
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    Tasty work!
     
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    Looks great. What is the sandwiched wood? Is it solid or hollow? Really like the work.
     
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    Really nice. Glad you did it without a nasty rear route.
     
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    iT'S SIGHTS LIKE THESE THAT ALONG WITH ALL THE GOOD VIBS ,HELP AND MUTUALLY SUPPORTIVE whoops... interaction that make this site such a treat and a gold mine.
    this instrument is beautiful , Custom-shop quality with regard to design , appointments style and grace. as I looked through the images I just keeped being impressed at the workmanship and attention to detail . WONDERFUL.
     
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