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Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by johnniegoat, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. johnniegoat

    johnniegoat Tele-Meister

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    picked this up earlier in the morning

    this guitar was already lovely - however the neck was too slim across the fretboard in the upper fret area

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    so - my friend who made it took it back, loped the beautiful neck off and fashioned another beautiful neck to replace it

    its now 22 frets rather than 24, so there is a saucy neck wood reveal at the the base of the neck after the 22nd fret

    i am liking a lot

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  2. elmicko

    elmicko Tele-Afflicted

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    That is a gorgeous guitar!!! And a dang good friend too.
     
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    Macrogats Friend of Leo's

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    Yeah man, that is very nicely done! I love P90’s - enjoy!
     
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    sleazy pot pie Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    That’s nice. What is the top made of?
     
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    boris bubbanov Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    A huge gap.

    OK. Why not? :^)

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    hopdybob Tele-Afflicted

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    a nice cover and thats that ;-)
     
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    @sleazy pot pie

    the top is lacewood bookmatched. my friend has done courses at Crimson and John Ambler so although he's happy to work with traditional woods, he prefers to play with les commonly used stuff. and likes to give himself challenges. the 2 guitars he has done for me have been probably his most conservative

    here are some examples

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    johnniegoat Tele-Meister

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    @boris bubbanov

    the gap between the fretboard and the body?

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    that is the end of the neck. it is not perfect, there is a small gap; but then the deal was always i provide components and pay for lumber. the time and effort is FOC. i get a really good, unique guitar at a low cost and my friend gets experience

    we had considered using thin piece of ebony to create a "scratchplate" to give a more esquire vibe, but i like the reveal. Ben Crowe often has said "amateurs make mistakes; professionals make features" ;)
     
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    Fretting out Friend of Leo's

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    I like the saucyness you could dub it “saucy jack”
     
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