My second build.

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  1. reddy2300

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    My first build was an eBay LP kit that turned-out pretty well.

    This build is my first scratch built body. (I do plan to build a neck and wind pickups, eventually.)

    A friend gave me two chunks of ash wood that he had cut from a tree that was killed by the dreaded Ash Borer beetle. The cool thing about it is that HE planted the tree when he was in middle school.

    I don't have a bandsaw or planer so I took it to the local Woodcrafters and they milled it to a 14" x16" x 1.75" squared block.

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    Since the LP was done, it was time to get to work on the chunk. I used a jigsaw to cut the rough shape and then a free-hand router with templates to get to the line.
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    I had a problem with the neck pocket template moving. I had to fill the excessive void with leftover pieces of ash from the cutouts. The neck fit perfectly, after another round with the router.
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    A view with 8-9 coats of TruOil on the body. I ordered a bunch of used MIM Telecaster stuff from various sellers on Reverb and The Gear Page.
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    Great save! I'm in the middle of the classical guitar build, and just had to remove a glued headplate and underlying veneers and start over. That sucks. :mad:
     
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    mix some of your ash sawdust with some white glue and make a putty that you can fill your gaps with next time. It will make that line almost non existent.
     
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    As of today, it's about 85% complete and just needs wired and some more TruOil on the body.
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    That looks great!!
     
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    Supercool project, thanks for posting.
     
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