COMPLETED - Patsanger's Pistachio Tele!

Discussion in '2014 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by patsanger, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. lbridenstine

    lbridenstine Friend of Leo's

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    That looks really nice with oil.

    FYI, they removed the rule that you have to have the proof of start in all the pictures. Doesn't hurt though.
     
  2. patsanger

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    Thanks - I took a peek at it a few hours ago and realized I didn;t wipe away all the excess, so some minor sanding may be needed.

    I remembered the proof rule after, but since I am pushing the time limit I fig, why not show it? :)

    Thanks!
     
  3. patsanger

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    Neck part 1 -
    Lined up for frets - [​IMG]
    And I discover that my stewmac saw won't fit in my miter box... so I use last years saw to make the marks then go back over them with the stewmac... eek!
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    Stew mac 6 in line block works great - just really clunky at first but it's nice to not be eyeballing everything...
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    Thinned the headstock
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    Sanded the transition down
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    And finally actually installed the truss rod and the skunk strip... yeah I did everything backwards... :) Now I am waiting a few hours for the glue to set
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    To do today - shave the skunk stripe down, radius, install frets, shave neck, 2nd coat of tung oil on body and coat on headstock...
     
  4. RickyRicardo

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    Looking great! Hope you can get it done...
     
  5. patsanger

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    Working on it! :) Thanks!
     
  6. patsanger

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    And had a few minutes so I wired up everything. This will be a single humbucker with parallel, split and series.

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  7. patsanger

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    Neck pt 2 -
    Cleaned up the skunk stripe - it's not perfect but it's a start
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    Radius time!
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    Geez - finally done..
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    Tung oiled the headstock -
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    Tung oiled the back and sides -
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    Stopped earlier than I wanted but I think I can get the majority finished tomorrow.
     
  8. patsanger

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    Update - not much done today -
    Neck 90% shaped and sanded... -
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    Up early tomorrow to try to finish it... It may be close...
     
  9. kissTheApex

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    Push Pat. One last push.
     
  10. patsanger

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    Pushing! Body done. Strap buttons on but missing in this pic. Working on fretting.

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  11. BluesBlooded

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    Almost there Pat! Don't stop!
     
  12. patsanger

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    Gotta cut the nut and intonate
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    It's not perfect but it's a thousand times better than last years! :)
     
  13. Jacaranda

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    looking good - get that vid up!
     
  14. Allthesound

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    Sweet! looks good enough to eat :) Can't wait to hear it
     
  15. Jupiter

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    Nice neck!
     
  16. patsanger

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    Done! The intonation is off and the nut is questionable :) But it is a thousand times better than last year!



    21 Fret
    Tele headstock to meet the open requirements
    Single Piece rosewood neck
    Pistachio top carved down to leave a "pickguard"
    White limba back hollowed in the top half
    Dimarzio P90 DLX wired for parallel, series and split


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    (Pistachio shell for the 12th fret inlay)
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    A pretty good pic of the "pickguard"
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  17. kissTheApex

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    Sounds great! Great playing too.
     
  18. Glen Smith

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    It is a beauty and sounds great!
     
  19. patsanger

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    Thanks everyone! Whew - gotta collapse now!
     
  20. LowThudd

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    That is really cool.
     
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