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Explorer finished!

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by torodurham, Feb 26, 2021.

  1. torodurham

    torodurham Tele-Holic

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    My 1st Western red cedar body, honduran mahogany neck, pao ferro FB, 24 jumbo ss frets..man couldn't put it down.. 20210225_152546.jpg 20210225_152615.jpg 20210225_153004.jpg 20210225_152848.jpg
     
  2. edvard

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    Wow, nice job! I've never been a fan of gold hardware, but it really fits the vibe on this one; no less than a work of art, man.

    *slow clap and a wolf whistle*
     
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    wow. maple top? Love the binding and the cedar is looking great! The finish is also quite stunning.
     
  4. bender66

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    Christ.... nice work man.
     
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    Outstanding!
     
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    Well.....that’s freakin cool
     
  7. Wallaby

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    Nice top! I like the cavity covers too, very cool.
     
  8. Festofish

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    Completely and totally not for me but dayum! Sweet axe! Great job man!
     
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    Very sweet!
     
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    Top notch!
     
  11. Lies&Distortion

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    I am not big on gold hardware either. But I don't see any on this guitar, is there any?

    Very nice work.

    Explorers are growing on me. There is one from 1963 on Elderly's site now for $218k.
     
  12. Blue Bill

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    Great job, it's a beauty!
     
  13. marshman

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    Nice work. You should be proud!
     
  14. blowtorch

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    man that thing is beautiful.
    and light! for an explorer
     
  15. _MementoMori_

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    Really digging that classy diamond inlay between the bridge and the stop bar. Nice work! I'm putting together a cedar T-style right now. It's beautiful but I swear I dented it yesterday just by looking at it. The grain polished up to what looks like molten copper though. It's a beautiful wood.
     
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    Beauty, nice job!

    It looks like you have natural binding on the edge of the top, but also a subtle 'burst' line right up to it? I'd be interested to hear what you did there. Looks great.
     
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    Looks beautiful. But I'm my experience, western red cedar (Thuja plicata) is even softer than spruce. Is that the same species?
     
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    Truly, that is extraordinary. Beautiful guitar, and some mad skills! I won't be 100% impressed until I see you make the case for this bad boy!
     
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    That is hawt. What pickups?
     
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    Very nice job. That's a beautiful looking Explorer.
     
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