In process Of Building A Brass Top Tele................

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by JeffBlue, Apr 4, 2020.

  1. JeffBlue

    JeffBlue Tele-Afflicted

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    Waiting for parts and I need to rout a Stew Mac quilted Maple capped Alder thinline tele body. I had baked the body in the oven attempting to roast it, so it is an experiment in tone. I have a Warmoth roasted Maple neck, stainless steel frets, Earvana nut and reverse headstock for the build. Humbucker neck, P90 middle and tele bridge pickups. IMG_0178.JPG
     
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    tvvoodoo Tele-Afflicted

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    Patina, or no patina that is the question.
     
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    SixStringSlinger Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I say start it off perfectly polished and shiny, and let the player's quirks (how they play, where the rest their arm, how high/low the guitar is on a strap, whether they play sitting or standing...) create the patina.
     
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    JeffBlue Tele-Afflicted

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    I agree with starting off shiny and then let the natural process of patina eventually take over. I can always use vinegar to force a patina if I should decide.
     
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    SixStringSlinger Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I have a few brass things I handle a lot (like a pen, for instance), and it's interesting to see the unique patterns that come from how I handle them, use them, store them etc.
     
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    JeffBlue Tele-Afflicted

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    I do have other brass top guitars that I have designed and created, and a few that have custom copper pickguards.
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    Copper pickguard
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    Brass top
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    Brass top
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    Aluminum pickguard
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    Copper pickguard
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    Copper pickguard
     
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    JeffBlue Tele-Afflicted

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    Here's what it looks like so far. Still have a few more things to do to it. Unknown humbucker with a patent applied for #underneath, Seymour Duncan Antiquity middle and Bill Lawrence Swampcaster bridge pickup.
     
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    RodeoTex Doctor of Teleocity

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    Watching with interest.
     
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    Nice!!
     
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    I'm listening.................
     
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    JeffBlue Tele-Afflicted

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    FINISHED and it sounds fabulous!
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