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Belly Cut Telly

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by stringerman, Oct 20, 2020.

  1. Steve Holt

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    It's one I made myself. Got the fretboard from Lmii, the neck wood off my lumber pile, and the veneer for the headstock from some veneer company as a small sample.

    Gold pearl dots and Pau abalone side dots. It was my first time working with Pau abalone so in retrospect, I wish I would have done the big dots in Pau abalone as well.
     
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  2. bcorig

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    You are correct about the Elite.
     
  3. Spudly

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    Ibanez also has the Talman series which have tummy cut and forearm bevel and are alder bodies.
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    I’m working on cutting my belly instead
     
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    Contoured teles are great! I don't really care one way or another about belly cuts, but the forearm contours make a pleasant difference for me, personally.
     
  6. Marc Morfei

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  8. Just Dropped In

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    The added benefit of fitting like a glove, is some woodgrain eye candy. ('13 Rustic Ash model)

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  9. joebloggs13

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    I actually modified mine. It's now got Custom Shop Twisted Tele pickups and standard Tele wiring with no S1. Big improvement over the way it was IMHO. However....YMMV. :)
     
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  10. stringerman

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    Angle grinder...

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    Don't forget the front

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  12. myteleplaysjazz

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    Oh, thank you.
    Here's a shot of the front:

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  13. myteleplaysjazz

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    Wow! That is an amazing job you're doing.
     
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    My new Cabronita USA Tele has a back relief. It really comfortable to play and sounds sweet!
     
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    My kotzen has the belly cut and I approve
     
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    Wow, very impressive!!

    Btw, what does the logo read on the headstock?
     
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    That be my last name.

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    Don't let the Steve Holt fool you. I cut out the letter with rosewood on my laser engraver. And then did the opposite of that with the Birdseye veneer. It looked great and worked perfectly. Until I glued it. I really should have used some CA to try to bond the two together, but I was afraid that wood glue wouldn't stick after that. Once I added (way too much) wood glue in the mix everything started to creep on me.

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    You can see a lot of glue around the E and the H where things just shifted a tiny bit.
     
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