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Les Paul / Tele hybrid shape

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Deed_Poll, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. Manothemtns

    Manothemtns TDPRI Member

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    Tele-Paul Templete

    I realize the thread is old, but I'd very much appreciate a pdf of the Tele-Paul optimized shape done in AutoCAD. My email: [email protected]
    If the initiating author receives this, please contact me at the email address provided. Thx
     
  2. anyone

    anyone Tele-Holic

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    I love this!
    Soooo cool!
     
  3. El Chivo

    El Chivo Tele-Meister

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    Nice!
     
  4. TRexF16

    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

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    Deed,
    I echo the others' comments on this design. I think you have defined a new standard that will be a treasured for years to come. I may have missed something, but if there is a full sized pdf available through the resources you have provided I didn't find it. I have saved the picture but only as a png. If there a full sized pdf embedded somewhere here I am stumped.

    And I may be a assuming a whole lot about imitation being the sincerest form of flattery, but I am guessing you don't mind us "borrowing" your design for our own builds or you wouldn't have posted it here, amongst this den of thieves :lol:.

    Any help on the pdf will be much appreciated.

    Admiringly,
    Rex
     
  5. Deed_Poll

    Deed_Poll Tele-Meister

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  6. metecem

    metecem Friend of Leo's

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    This is really cool... Thanks!
     
  7. JJensen

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    Definitely interested in a bolt neck!
     
  8. src9000

    src9000 Poster Extraordinaire

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    It is a good looking design.
    Good work and Thanks for sharing.
     
  9. tvvoodoo

    tvvoodoo Tele-Afflicted

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    This rocks hard. Art and science! Can't help but think of explorerbirds and such
     
  10. Telenator

    Telenator Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    I went into the design with Mark at Stol Guitars and made it slightly larger. Around 4%

    Also made it slightly thinner. 1 1/2" thick with a set neck. Thing screams!

    Can't find the pictures of the finished guitar, but here are a couple while it was in process.

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  11. Deed_Poll

    Deed_Poll Tele-Meister

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    Awesome man! I never realised someone had made one already... I guess it was an old thread! Haha. I'd love to see pics of the finished guitar.

    That's the perfect faded light burst and a gorgeous flame top.
     
  12. src9000

    src9000 Poster Extraordinaire

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    That does look great.
     
  13. Telenator

    Telenator Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    Thanks guys. I think the key was making it a tiny bit larger. Mark at Stol Guitars doesn't agree with me but, hey, what can I say.

    We altered the shape a little in the waste and cutaway, and of course, when I made it larger, several subtle changes needed to be made to smooth it all out and make it work.

    I wish I could find more photos. The guitar is in Atlanta Georgia where it howls daily!
     
  14. Deed_Poll

    Deed_Poll Tele-Meister

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    The increased size and flat top certainly make it look more Tele like. Perhaps a deep carved top and set neck would help chunk up the original size a bit.

    Either way that's a sunning guitar!
     
  15. Telenator

    Telenator Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    Thank You! I wanted to make it thinner because of recent experiences playing SGs and other thin body guitars. They seem to have a woolier sound to them that is warmer and a bit less focused. Nice retro tones. I also moved the bridge pickup an additional 3/16" away from the bridge. Much fatter bridge position sound that matches the tone better with the neck pickup. Not such a drastic difference.

    Thank you for posting the original drawing and allowing us to share it.
     
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