Finally finished

Palle hansen

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Hi Guys.
I've been working on guitars for many years, and thought about how to make guitars from old upcycled wood.
So I found an old mahogany table, a rosewood front edge from an old shop counter, then I got a lot of veneer from a local closed down furniture factory, and with some hardware, magnets and coil wire, I was ready to start my build.
It took some time to find the materials, and there were a lot of tools to make on the way to the finished guitar, but I'm very pleased with the result, and also the fact that no new wood had to be cut before I could build it.

Here is some pictures from the build.

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And then the final guitar:

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The next one will be a pinecaster I have some old pine floorboards form 1880 that I have glued up. They are from my local church that had a renovation and I'm looking forward to hear that wood, it', really ringing.
 

Deeve

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Oh, my - that head-stock looks great.
And, of course, the pickup surfaces, too.
Peace - Deeve
 

GreatDaneRock

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Wowza, that's about the coolest Tele I've laid eyes on! Those wooden pickups, oh my.

See if you can record some clips for us to hear it ringing! Congratulations!!!
 

EugeneWeemich

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Hi Guys.
I've been working on guitars for many years, and thought about how to make guitars from old upcycled wood.
So I found an old mahogany table, a rosewood front edge from an old shop counter, then I got a lot of veneer from a local closed down furniture factory, and with some hardware, magnets and coil wire, I was ready to start my build.
It took some time to find the materials, and there were a lot of tools to make on the way to the finished guitar, but I'm very pleased with the result, and also the fact that no new wood had to be cut before I could build it.

Here is some pictures from the build.

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And then the final guitar:

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The next one will be a pinecaster I have some old pine floorboards form 1880 that I have glued up. They are from my local church that had a renovation and I'm looking forward to hear that wood, it', really ringing.

very very nice!
 

leadworship26

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Oregon City
I got a question. I am doing a Tele out of mahogany and want to do a transparent Blue. Do I need to do a grain filler. Then stain then schallac. Or can I schallac first and stain after? I honestly need a helping hand. Thanks
 

Telefsantasia1

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Carson City NV
Hi Guys.
I've been working on guitars for many years, and thought about how to make guitars from old upcycled wood.
So I found an old mahogany table, a rosewood front edge from an old shop counter, then I got a lot of veneer from a local closed down furniture factory, and with some hardware, magnets and coil wire, I was ready to start my build.
It took some time to find the materials, and there were a lot of tools to make on the way to the finished guitar, but I'm very pleased with the result, and also the fact that no new wood had to be cut before I could build it.

Here is some pictures from the build.

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And then the final guitar:

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The next one will be a pinecaster I have some old pine floorboards form 1880 that I have glued up. They are from my local church that had a renovation and I'm looking forward to hear that wood, it', really ringing.
A job well done! Absolutely beautiful
 

Blue Bill

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I got a question. I am doing a Tele out of mahogany and want to do a transparent Blue. Do I need to do a grain filler. Then stain then schallac. Or can I schallac first and stain after? I honestly need a helping hand. Thanks
First: Practice on some scrap until you are sure you will get the color you want.

Next, stain the bare wood

After that, apply shellac or other varnish.

Next, post pictures so we can snoop.
 




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