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My Squire Partscaster

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by eddnix, Aug 26, 2019.

  1. eddnix

    eddnix Tele-Meister

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    Hey all,

    I found a beaten up 2008 Squire Affinity Tele in a skip a few weeks ago and decided to rebuild it. All that is left of the original now is the body and the tuners but I've had a great time learning some new skills along the way.
    I realise that this guitar is not going to be everybody's cup of tea but here it is, "El Bondo" (named due to the amount of automotive filler underneath the guitar finish):
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    It plays like a beauty. I swapped the pickups for Tonerider Hot Classics and have four way switching with two push/pull pots that allow for having in/out of phase options and Half out of phase options.

    Excuse my poor photography!

    Edd
     

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  2. Chunkocaster

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    Cool finish. Looks great.
    Is it hand painted or a overlay of material/ wallpaper?
     
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    Man I love it!! great job. any more details you can share (more pictures) would be cool too
     
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  4. eddnix

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    It's fabric. It was a bit of a pain and took three attempts. The first was using a gold and turquoise paisley which darkened straight up. But I discovered two things:

    1. Wet the fabric first and that will give you a good idea of how it look under Grain filler/ epoxy.
    2. If you want to keep any metallics in thread you need quite a heavy weight material like brocade.
     
  5. Chunkocaster

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    Nice touch doing the headstock too. Hard to tell it's not hand painted in the pics.
     
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    It looks great! - nice work....but...
    let me be the first to point out that us Squier owners are a bit finicky about our logo - the one that says "S-q-u-i-e-r"
    haha - just messing with you :0)
     
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  7. eddnix

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    I'll endeavour to get someone in the house with a better camera to take some pics close up. It's essentially fabric with a thin coat of z-poxy over the top. Then the sides were painted in aztec silver then opaque blue. Then finished in clear nitro lacquer.
     
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  8. eddnix

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    Haha, I did think of going down the decal route but decided against it, that headstock is busy enough :p
     
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    Ah, yes. *psssssh* - That was the sound of that going over my head. My spelling appears to be only marginally better than my photography and now it appears my comprehension is suffering similarly!
     
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    Wow man. That looks fantastic. I really love it. Great job, and excellent choice getting the body paint (sides) to match in with the pg.
     
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  11. tintag27

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    All in good fun! I'm sure you will enjoy playing that tele - those tonerider pickups have a good following on here.
    This could be the first of many :0)
    PS - the photos look fine to me!
     
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  12. eddnix

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    Aye, I think I'm bitten. I'm already making plans on a parallel universe jazz-tele type affair. Life isn't life if you haven't got lungs full of sawdust.
     
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    Really, really cool!
     
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    Yep, looks great! Well done on the resurrection!
    I love the idea of fabric finishes...
    Next guitar I build...
     
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    Thanks so much for posting this I have had some black and gold paisley material for a couple of years and really want to apply it to a body. Did you use glue with a roller? Any other tips would be greatly appreciated thanks again.
     
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    I like- reminds me of Woodstock.
     
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    Came out great! +1 on the 4-way and reversed control plate, my favorite Tele mods.

    You said you replaced all but the body and tuners ... that means you have almost enough parts for a second guitar! Get working on that.

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    I had a car once that was like half Bondo. Looking good. Congrats!
     
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    Far out! Too cool for school! Great job man!
     
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    I did use wood glue and a gloss roller to apply the material which works really well. I think most of the guides you can find online work but I would recommend using a good epoxy instead of grain filler but keep it thin as you'll be using (I assume) clear gloss over it anyway.
    In all the guides I've seen online I've only seen people using bursts over the edges of the guitar but I found if you use 3M Scotch Fine Line tape for masking off the edges of the top you can spray straight to the edge if that is your preference.
    I really would wet the fabric though as that is how it will look under whatever you use, the metallic paisley I used originally was of the type you get in the lining of suits and the metallics vanished once I'd applied the epoxy, I don't think you would have that problem though with a thicker material.
    If I do a fabric top again I plan to go with something along the lines of a rich brown with gold metallics and have a go with gold leaf around the sides and back but I don't think I'd use a tele for that.

    Hope some of that ramble helps!
     
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