finally finished birds eye les-tele.

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Guitartom_ca, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. Guitartom_ca

    Guitartom_ca Tele-Holic

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    I finally finished my birdseye build. a les-tele type guitar. jon moore pickups 5 way switching. a guy gave me some birds eye maple that he had cut up for firewood. anyway this is what is became.
     

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  2. fordfanjpn

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    Wow, that is one gorgeous gitfiddle! How's she sound? I've never heard (or heard of for that matter) the Jon Moore pickups. Any chance of hearing some sound clips?

    Bill
     
  3. Guitartom_ca

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    will try to post a youtube vid tomorrow.
     
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    How did you have them wound?
    He makes great pu's. Should have bridge pu this week from him.That will be the 8th set.

    Tonefordays.com
     
  5. Guitartom_ca

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    not sure on the exact specs but he wound the bridge pickup with a tap from standard tele specs to more punch. the neck pup was wound to sound smooth and clear, also rw/rp to stop the hum.
    great pickups.
     
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    If Canada has so much maple that that's the stuff you're chopping up for firewood, I might just have to move up there!

    Lovely wood. Look forward to hearing those pickups.
     
  7. Marc Rutters

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    Hey Guitartom ca, can you tell us what part of Canada that birds eye is from? Nice job on the Telelester... Very nice.
     
  8. Guitartom_ca

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    the wood is from central New Brunswick, Canada. Here Birdseye maple is illegal to cut and sell unless it is on your own ground. But we can get permits to cut on government ground for firewood. so lots of good Birdseye ends up firewood.
     
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    Nice looking guitar. Really nice!

    I just bought a set of pickups from Jon Moore. They're going in a baritone guitar that I'm about to start. Tele bridge and P90 neck. I can't wait to hear them.
     
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    Jumbo

    Sweet axe ! :eek:
    Jumbo frets ?
    25 1/2" scale ?

    JJ
     
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    the guitar has Jumbo frets and 25 1/2 scale.
     
  12. Drak

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    Did you finish it yourself, and if so, can you tell us how it was finished (the process)?

    Oil, lacquer, poly, ???

    It is BEAUTIFUL! :D
     
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    That is a great looking guitar. WOW! It looks great with no pickguard.
     
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    Nice Dude!!
     
  15. Guitartom_ca

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    youtube demo of birds eye guitar.

    Here is a video demo of the guitar. excuse the low quality web cam mike.

    YOUTUBE VIDEO
     
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    That's nice!

    Here you go...

     
  17. guitarbuilder

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    Nice looking. Why would Birdseye Maple be illegal to cut down and regular maple is OK?
     
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    Sounds great,nice build!
    Good thing that piece of wood didn't go in the fireplace!
     
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    If that guitar sounds half as good as it looks, you are in tone heaven! Congratulations on a super job!

    Jon makes dynamite PU's at a very reasonable price. I have a set of his P-90's in my GTLP.
    they sound fantastic.
     
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    because people were cutting it on government land and selling it.. they sold for 1000 to 3000+ dollars for a log. its ok to cut it on your own land and sell it. Around here people apply for a permit to cut firewood on the government land, this permit to cut is only for firewood. some people would apply for a permit to cut firewood and sell the Birdseye and make lots of easy money from gov wood.
     
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