Flamed Walnut/cherrywood Thinline Tele-ish.

Moodivarius

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We started this back in the end of May.

My youngest son wanted a Jazzmaster, but loves the Tele body. So he came up with a Frankin-Tele-Jazz. 不不
We used an online design, website, then I cloned some other hardware to make it look like it should.
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Thinline Tele body, Jazzmaster trem, & bridge pickup, Filtertron neck pickup.

I posted a few pics on Whats on Your Workbench, but thought I might as well make a complete post of the build.


The body was cut out of 3-piece cherrywood.
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My dad gave me some walnut, & on board had some flame figuring in it. We sawed it to make a book match top.
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Glued it together.
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We then cut a flamed maple F-hole.
Made it 0.080 larger than the actual F-hole.
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Then cut the F-hole out of the guitar top.
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Glued in the flamed maple insert, into the walnut top, with CA glue.
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Then routed out the F-hole to the proper size, removing the middle, & leaving a flamed maple binding.
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The top was routed 0.080 smaller all the way around, to create a binding channel.

A bit of naphtha to enhance the flamed grain.
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Fits perfect on the cherry body.
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I had some spare hardware to set on, & see how it would look.
This one will be getting gold hardware though.


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Today we glued the top to the body, & installed the flamed maple binding.

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Binding wanted to splinter, so had to moisten to work it around the iron.
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Test fit, then CA glue & accelerator.
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After sanding flush.
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Some naphtha to make the grain pop.
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Turned out pretty good.


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A bit more work this evening.

Routed the neck pocket with a 1deg angle.

Fit the neck, drilled the holes to mount the neck with the neck plate & screws. Mounted neck.

Set in pickups & trem. The neck will get a gold Filtertron.
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Drill pot holes, switch slot, and fingerboard next.


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Had some time this afternoon to make & install the brass marker dots on the wedge fingerboard. Also glued the fingerboard on the neck.
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I cut small dowels from the leftover fingerboard stock on CNC, tapped them into the centre of the brass pipe, glued with CA, & cut off about 1/8 long. Then glued the into the fingerboard, trying to keep the grain going the same direction.
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Most worked good, but 1st fret, slightly skewed.
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All, in all, turned out pretty nice.
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Binding the fingerboard next.


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THAT is a very sharp look!

Here's your "skill building" assignment for using the brass pipe next time...cut the circular recess to fit the tubing without having to infill it separately. :) :D (perfect grain match inside the ring since it's contiguous with the fretboard) You'll just need tooling that is a proverbial hair wider than the wall thickness of the tubing. And a lot of shallow passes. LOL
 

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THAT is a very sharp look!

Here's your "skill building" assignment for using the brass pipe next time...cut the circular recess to fit the tubing without having to infill it separately. :) :D (perfect grain match inside the ring since it's contiguous with the fretboard) You'll just need tooling that is a proverbial hair wider than the wall thickness of the tubing. And a lot of shallow passes. LOL
Maybe my 0.023 fret bit. ;)


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