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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by sjohnbruton, Jun 1, 2012.
I really dig this mock-up. It's got me thinking...
I'm following this with interest. It's never occurred to me to paint a fretboard, but after seeing your mockup I've got no idea why not...
The 25' scale is my favorite, BTW. I've used it on all my build except one.
Thanks. It seems they used whatever worked... My kind of build philosophy!
I love the 25" scale. It is very versatile. I feel like it is easier to get Gibson-esque tones while still being able to achieve the spank of a Fender. My Carvin TL-60 is a 25" scale and is easily my all-time favorite axe.
I like the 24" shorter scale, too. Very easy to play...
Thanks for the link. I've seen those before, but it's good to hear a positive review. I'll have to give 'em a go soon.
Thanks. Once I started piecing elements together in Gimp, it really took on its own direction. I'm pleased with the plan, now let's see if I can pull it off!
Cool, Thanks. The painted fretboard idea came up during the Build Challenge because I was (and still am) interested in using oak for the neck and fretboard. I figured, I had it so I might as well use it. Anyway, I think sealer, pore filler, and color coat should make it look great. I love the visual effect of a fully colored guitar, too. I feel certain I will be doing some seafoam green in the near future...
Question for the group...
Anybody got any good ideas for non-traditional, hardware store-type material for a white pickguard??
In keeping with using cheap, readily available materials for this build (such as plywood, masonite, oak, and vinyl shelf liner) I want to make the pickguard out of something besides Stew-Mac stock. I've looked at poly-wall (too floppy), plastic storage box tops, and even a drip pan for a dish washer. The closest thing I have found is white plastic rain gutter, but it's too small to get a pickguard from.
Hobby shops often sell sheet polystyrene for modelers who like to make their own additions to plane and tank models... should work. They used to come packaged according to sheet thickness. Some were extremely thin, as I recall, but go see what they've got.
Might not be interesting enough, but hardware/home center stores in Japan usually have sheets of acrylic in various sizes, thicknesses and colors. I'd guess an art/hobby store would have it.
Sure, go to Harbor Freight and get a "Beware of Dog" sign, they're 5$ and big enough to make a strat guard. They're a little thicker than a std single layer guard, but much thinner than a 3 layer. Judge for yourself, that's what's on my beater guitar, "Old Blue"
This is the kind of tip the OP was looking for. I knew there was a reason we kept Dave around...
Great suggestions! Thanks everybody.
I've looked at acrylic, but not at an art/hobby store... I will definitely check out the polystyrene. And the "Beware of Dog" sign sounds like it might have exactly the type of mojo I'm looking for with this build!
I concur. Brilliant.
Oh, BTW, that's a great lookin' beater Dave. "Old Blue" looks like she has seen some hours.
Why thanks...................I think.........
Thanks , yeh, "Blue" has seen the wars . Except for the Sperzel tuners, it technically isn't worth much, one of those "sum of the parts" kinda thing
Just picked up a "Beware of the Dog" sign. Should work nicely. Thanks for the tip Dave.
BTW, Sperzel tuners are totally worth it in my book. Rock solid tuning. My Carvin has them and almost never gets out of tune.
Yeppers, my absolute favorite----DEATH to ALL string trees!
I'm loving this!
I'm working on scaling the pickguard up from my mockup image to make a template. Shouldn't take too long...
Also, when I picked up the sign/ pickguard material from Harbor Freight, I got a couple of deep reach c-clamps and some more 12" clamps. Hopefully I can get the hardboard glued on tomorrow! Fingers crossed. :neutral:
Nice build going here. I did a similar thing for last years Challenge.
I'm subscribing to this.
Thanks. Nice looking guitar Olav. Love the black binding on white. Very classy.
If it was me, I'd have the "beware of dog" text facing out.
The thought has crossed my mind...