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Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by RottenTheCat, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. RottenTheCat

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    So I assembled the controls and such to this Thinline body. Neck is due in soon.

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    I've got an "inside the f-hole" label all made, but its on my work desktop... or I would have printed it and added it.
     
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    Can't see it in the picture above, but I used this jack plate....

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    I thought it was interesting, never saw one quite like that before. Seems solid enough, and was self centering in the hole. Usually I use a Les Paul plate, but sometimes you gotta finagle those.
     
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    I used one of those plates. It fits between the binding on my Thinline.
     
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    That’s pretty. Is it ash? Looking forward to seeing your “inside the F hole” label And your completed build when your neck arrives.
     
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    That’s purdy :)
     
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    Nice! Look forward to seeing it completed
     
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    I like those knobs on a Tele.

    Mike
     
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    I put a LP toggle in the "reverse" position to be different.
    When I was a kid, we used to call those SG knobs because the SGs all had those and the Les Paul's had skirted knobs....1971/2 ish.
    The label is just an oval with the model, my brand and a blank for a hand lettered serial.... Its nothing spectacular.
    The neck is one piece goncalo-alves with 6150 stainless frets.
     
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    NICE!!

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    Neck as it came from Warmoth. I plan to do a gloss headstock front, with sunken decal, and satin over the rest of the neck. This one has mop dots and tusq nut with stainless 6150's.

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    And the label for inside the f hole.

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    All the the instruments I assemble, I consider "homage" instruments. Not unlike the hot-rod tradition of a '32 roadster that has no Ford parts whatsoever, yet has a few Ford logos for aesthetic correctness, the instruments I bring to light of day are all strong inspirations, mixed with my own insanity. Needless to say, I do not present these as "factory" and neither would anyone reading the label consider it an actual Fender product.

    In another homage, I'm trying to recreate the pinkish/orange look of the Gibson f hole labels, and Mr. Peppler is the likely ultimate recipient of this instrument. Excuse the crappy cell phone photography... I will coat the labels with clear poly spray on the face side, then let the sheet dry. Installation is with plain ol' Tightbond type glue spread on the label, pressed home and cleaned up as need be with a damp paper towel. Easy peasy.
     
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    Label all in place, and headstock ready for lacquer and decal melt-in. This is after the first coat, as of this writing, we've got 5 coats, so its ready for leveling, decal and a few more coats to melt it in.
     
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    New application of decal, but, it takes 5 coats on top, three, sand back, then two more
     
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    Very nice. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Decal melted in enough. Gonna let that cure a bit, then mask it, and shoot the back of the headstock, neck and fretboard with satin. Just a few coats, maybe three. The idea is to let the satin "wear to sheen" to give it that worn in look after a bit of playing. The goncalo doesn't really "need" a finish anyway, so the back is just sort of adornment.
     
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