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I Lost My Head Over a Tequila Sunrise

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by wadeeinkauf, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. wadeeinkauf

    wadeeinkauf Tele-Afflicted

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    This is my 2nd build using this hardware (ebay $50 for bridge and head). Fender 25.5 scale with tele pickups. If interested you can look at my thread on my first build where I go over modifying the head piece in order make it easier to install and to make a larger headstock. http://www.tdpri.com/threads/a-really-fun-headless-project.915552/

    The thickness is 1.5 inches. I used two ¾ inch pieces glued together for this guitar. A good source of (relatively) inexpensive lumber for a project like this is Home Depot. In my area they have a section of hardwood lumber and sell it by the foot. Mahogany, maple, cherry, alder, walnut that is exactly ¾ inch and cabinet grade. (They call in Builders Choice 1 in). On my fist headless build I used sapele. I went to my local cabinet maker and they ordered it for me through their supplier. They use sapele rather than the mahogany because the quality and workability of sapele is better. I had been using mahogany and also have noticed the problem with fuzzing…did not know that was what it was called at the time. They say that it is common in “lower quality mahogany”. What I got was 2 inches thick so some planning may be required but if you do not have a planer the cabinet shop might plane it for you (mine did for a few bucks) I like around the 1.5 inches thickness for this little guitar.

    The finish is Solorez filler/sealer with a Simtec top coat. Anyone interested in this application can see my thread. http://www.tdpri.com/threads/my-test-of-simtec-2k-urethane-fender’s-top-coat.704659/

    I am still struggling with getting the bridge mounted at the proper height. You will notice that I had to “inset” it a bit. There is very limited height adjustment on the saddles. You will also notice the crazy location of the saddles in these pictures. I have adjusted the intonation. I am not exactly on on two strings…I am forward all the way and it seems I need to go just a tad more but the saddles are not where I expect they should be. I was not getting much change no matter where I moved the saddles. Will work more on this with a fresh mind. My first headless with the same bridge came into intonation no problem. I have to add I have seen only one of the China Headless guitars you see on ebay…Complete trash and unplayable.
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  2. Jupiter

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    Well ya don't see THAT every day....

    It's awesome!
     
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    I'm having Irish Cream in my chicory coffee this morning waiting for inspiration to happen
     
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    Like Gin Blossoms said....drink enough of anything, to make the world look new again.....
     
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    That is very, very :cool:
     
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    What a great finish! That guitar looks like it should be at a guitar show.

    I saw this the other day on your simtech thread and it inspired me to make the original Tequila Sunrise with Tequila, Lime, Club Soda and Cassis. Just one mind you... I’ve got stuff to do.
     
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    Wade, this looks very cool but it looks like you have been in the mushrooms again...
     
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  8. wadeeinkauf

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    Oh how I long for my miss spent youth
     
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  9. John Nicholas

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    That looks absolutely amazing!

    Great job!
     
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    Wow, I love it!!
     
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    Looks great, I thought this was going to be a story about drinking until you were out of it.
    The last time I drank Tequila Sunrises I vomited on a bouncers shoes and swore never to touch methanol style spirits again. Have been a beer guy ever since.
     
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    Beware, the Germans might claim that as their national property :D
     
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    LOL... Hope you weren't drinking methanol, that will kill/blind you quick.

    Op, awesome build!
     
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    Gidday Wade! 10 out of 10 mate!!! Love the design. the handle, the concept, and the paint job and finish!! (Still kicking myself able for not being to take it on at the time!) However Que Sera Sera.

    Methinks you'll be busy doing these for some time to come!

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    Sometimes I wonder how far my buddy Doug's influence went. It was a sad day here in the PHX/Tempe music scene when he took his own life.
     
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    The body design isn't my style, but that finish....wow. Wow, wow. I love it. Now you got me GASing hard. Well done!
     
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    Miserable New Experience will always be a favorite CD.....While the songs themselves and Robin's voice are great, the guitar TONES are just incomparable. Yeah, Doug's choice was a SAD day. :(
     
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    It was a sad day up here too. I don’t know how widely they were known up here but their CD’s seemed to sell well at the shop I worked at and they were always on the radio. A very sad day.
     
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    Whoa!
     
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    That's pretty cool. Not my style, but I'd love to give it a spin to see what it feel like. And the finish is stunning. Congrats!
     
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