My Newest Build - Tung Oil Content!

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by castpolymer, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. castpolymer

    castpolymer Poster Extraordinaire

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    I finished this bad boy a couple of weeks ago. Here are the parts;

    Made in Korea Birdseye Tele Neck ( got it off local Craigslist offering )
    USACG 2 piece Ash body
    Seymour Duncan Antiquity 1 bridge and neck pickup
    Wilkinson Bride, Vintage tuners and electronics from GFS
    Tung Oil Finish on body

    Total Cost In Parts - $ 430.00
    Total Weight 8lbs, 6 oz.

    Great twang and sustain.
     

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  2. jkingma

    jkingma Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thats a beauty. Nice job.
     
  3. mrmorrison

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    Absolutely beautiful! :)
     
  4. garymaddox

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    Very sweet! Now, build another one for me.
     
  5. markw51

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    I want one.

    How did you finish the body? Sanding, steel wool? Then Tung Oil? Was the neck pre-finished? If not, how did you do it?
     
  6. HarpJim

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    Good job! It looks really nice!
     
  7. Rabog

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    Lovely grain on that fella, you should take a lot of pride in that, very tasty indeed!
     
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    Wow, what a great price too. Nice work.
     
  9. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    That ash body has lots of soul.

    Tommy and 'em are really good at making "eye candy" bodies - so much so that I'm really derailed from getting much experience in on the solid color guitars.
     
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    mudbean Friend of Leo's

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    +1

    Yay, Tommy & USACG!

    Nice job, dude.

    mud
     
  11. ThreePlyGuy

    ThreePlyGuy Friend of Leo's

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    Nice looker.
     
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    Nicer!

    (start making them in production yet, after al those "buying signals"? ;)
     
  13. Burnjet

    Burnjet TDPRI Member

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    Looks great!
    I've started using Tru-Oil on mine now. Has a little more of a golden tone when it's rubbed out and it ends up smelling like my old mans shotgun.
     
  14. castpolymer

    castpolymer Poster Extraordinaire

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    I go over the body with 400 grit ( to make it nice and smooth ). I then apply two coats of tung oil and I am done.
     
  15. jwc5

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    Nice stuff!
     
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    That's purdy . Take a bow .
     
  17. Jahmbie

    Jahmbie Tele-Afflicted

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    Very nice job! That's a Lite Ash Tele neck. Did you have any issues fitting it with a standard body/pickguard?
     
  18. shades

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    Ya done good.
    Very nice.

    :cool:
     
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    nice
     
  20. castpolymer

    castpolymer Poster Extraordinaire

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    Nah. I just installed the pickguard prior to putting the neck on. Not a big fan of the extra fret ( I have never actually used it in a song ).
     
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