Need some opinions

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  1. Clintstone

    Clintstone Tele-Meister

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    So I have decided to start on the PurpleHeart Tele and my problem is, I have too many options. My slab of purple heart is really purple, I'm talking 80's Glam Rock Spandex purple. But I have enough of it to cut out a body and several fretboards. The 1" purple heart that I picked up yesterday is considerably darker, I was considering using that for neck wood. I could also use maple for the neck with the matching bright purple fretboard. This is going to be a 72 deluxe with EMG humbucker, mostly because I have them laying around. I also have some black Tonepros tuners kicking around so I'm thinking a matching black bridge is in order.
    Given my wood choices what do you guys think would be the best body/neck/fretboard combo? 20191117_131348.jpg
     
  2. rangercaster

    rangercaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    Go with your gut instinct ... Doesn't purpleheart fade quickly ??? View the end product with that in mind ...
     
  3. Clintstone

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    The bright purple piece has been sitting for 3 year years and hasn't faded at all.
     
  4. nvilletele

    nvilletele Friend of Leo's

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    Sitting out, or in a closet, for 3 years? Put it out in the sun for a bit . . .
     
  5. Ronkirn

    Ronkirn Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    lacquer it with tinted lacquer... a greenish will make it look somewhat toward brown... different colors will react differently... just hose down a piece of the Purple Heart and go with whatever works for ya..

    r
     
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    Swamp ash body
    Birdseye neck & FB
     
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    And don't forget to go online to McKesson and order your hernia truss, gonna be a boat anchor :rolleyes:
     
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    Ronkirn Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    that is SooooOOOooOOoo wrong... completely... a boat anchor would be light by comparison.. :p

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  9. Steve Holt

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    My advice...make that into a thinline. I made a jazzmaster out of honey locust that would have been way too heavy had I not thinlined (that's a verb now) it.

    Right now I'm working on a strat I made out of baseball bat ash that was far too heavy. I have another guitar made out of the same piece of wood and it's just clunky and not all that fun to play. So now I'm thinlining that one as well.

    https://www.tdpri.com/threads/harebrained-thinline-idea.986937/
     
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    Unfortunately, no one around here has opinions.
     
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    And the Purple Heart with a nice clear coat will be beautiful.
     
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  12. Clintstone

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    Oh I have already considered the weight issue, I have one tele made of African mahogany and another made if Oak, I know it's going to be heavy. That is part of reason I am going with a 72 Deluxe, lots of extra pickguard area so I can add some extra weight relief cavities. Worst case Ontario I have a nice padded 3" strap lol.
     
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    LMFAO!!! :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    I see what you did there....
     
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    Put my biggest blade on the bandsaw and made up a fretboard. 20191118_153143.jpg
     
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    I started cutting out the body shape and this appeared, not sure what to do with this now. There was no sign of this crack until I started cutting, I think I am going to put away the tools and go play the blues for a while. 20191118_154953.jpg
     
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    Honestly that doesn't look to bad of a crack. maybe keep working it sill you get down your line and then readdress. Love purple heart!
     
  19. trev333

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    wick some CA glue into the crack before you sand it to shape, it'll be alright..;)
     
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    Yea, you can fill and stabilize the (stress) crack with some CA or resin no problem. Think of is as "Character". :) :D

    Please be careful with your hands working with the purple heart...splinters can be nasty as with a number of tropicals.
     
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