Brooding Paisley

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Jtmart, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. Jtmart

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    556689DC-50EE-48BE-93BD-321011322244.jpeg 0C9E8357-B3F6-4B1E-BDB8-4EE6834D224A.jpeg 9C9D2751-1DCA-4599-93A5-6B3E09933A5E.jpeg 69FC873A-26DF-4857-A2FC-4B061732E30E.jpeg This one’s been in the works for months but making a living got in the way but it’s finally finished, mostly. It’s my first fabric top and my first time using an automotive finish, I sanded the clear coat and black fade down 3 times before I was satisfied. I have to say I really like the results and you can polish it out the next day.

    It’s a one piece mahogany body with the paisley fabric, flame maple neck from a piece I found at a local lumberyard that’s been drying for a couple years, and a Wenge fretboard with a 12” radius, medium jumbo frets. TV Classic neck and SD Lil 59 bridge with a push/pull coil split, Gotoh tuners and Gotoh compensated saddles. I really like the old barrel saddle look and it intonated fairly easily.

    I’ve ordered a couple shims because my action is just higher than I like and my saddles are bottomed out, I think .25° will get me there but maybe it will need a .5.

    I’m not 100% sure on the Lil 59, I like it but maybe it sounds too much like an LP. In SC mode it sounds better with the Filtertron.

    Anyway, here are some pics.
     
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    That’s really cool. Great job man!
     
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    Hey that looks great!!! Interesting timing since I'm working on my own as we speak. How did you accomplish the fade? Airbrush? I'm covering the back of mine also using a very contrasting off white on the sides. I've been experimenting with a rattle can but not having much luck controlling the spray. Great job and hope mine turns out that well.
     

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    Jtmart, I really, really love that finish!
     
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    Hi OldDave, thanks! I used an HVLP paint gun but turned the paint volume way down and turned the fan size way down so in essence it’s sorta like an airbrush. The first time I had way too much paint coming out and the fade covered most of the paisley. That’s why I sanded it down and re-sprayed the black and clear.

    On the next one I plan on getting the bit set to do binding and I won’t have to do a fade, plus the pattern really stands out better too. I got most of my fabric and painting ideas from Texas Toast Guitars YouTube channel, they share a lot of tips on building.

    I’m sure yours will look great! Is that a leather pick guard? Cool!
     
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    SO pretty :cool:
     
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    Dude! That’s awesome. Very brooding and a REALLY great job. Love it.
     
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    I love some paisley. Those look great. I just finished a pink one myself.


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    I believe I'm in lust again. Dude you nailed it - Awesome Craftsmanship.
     
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    Outstanding, right down to the name!
     
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    Curious as to the source and type of fabric used for this technique...thanks in advance!
     
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    beautiful!
     
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    Hey Jim, I bought the material at Joann’s Fabrics, it’s the only place in my area to buy fabric besides Walmart and they have a much better selection. I’m pretty sure it’s a Cotten blend print. I got most of my tips and ideas for doing a fabric top from Texas Toast Guitar’s videos.
     
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    Beautiful! A show-stopper and understated at the same time. Great work!
     
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    I love it, paisley guitars don't have to be totally in your face and loud!
    Very cool
     
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    Thanks for that! I guess I'll have to take a stroll through the local Joann Fabrics next time I'm visiting the Tar-Zhey next door to it (I don't do Walmart ever) and see what's available. This really intrigues me...and I have a bunch of builds I expect I'll do based on ideas I've seen here at TDPRI. I may have limits to my ability to actually play the guitar, but building is turning out to be a whole lot of fun. :)
     
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    Well done sir :cool:
     
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    Yeah, I avoid Walmart as much as possible, still wind up there every now and then but not by my choice. I love to play but I suck, building has been my escape from reality for the last few years. Keeps me marginally sane.
     
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    Jim-in-PA, Joann’s has all their fabrics online. I actually found this paisley online and went to to store to buy it.
     
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    Wow! I’ve always seen the appeal of the Paisley Tele, but never saw one that I would want to own myself. Until now. That there is my kind of Paisley Tele. Excellent work!
     
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