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Pine body build

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Wytee, Nov 14, 2020.

  1. Wytee

    Wytee TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    I got a contoured pine body of ebay. Neck is going to be 51 fat nocaster. I am painting ice blue metallic.
     

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    Parts include cavalier nashville lion bridge pickup, lion king neck pickup, barden bridge, steel compensated saddles, and a white pearl haggard style pickguard. 4 way switching.
     
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    It's gonna be nice!
     
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    I hope so. Ive never tried this before. Thank you
     
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    good start - keep us posted on progress

    Peace - Deeve
     
  6. Wytee

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    Will do. Im building up clear coats now. Got 3 coats on now. Probably gonna do about 12 then sand and buff.
     
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    What vendor on eBay sells those? That looks real nice. So does the color that you chose!
     
  8. Wytee

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    Hint when searching Teles on eBay search t style. Tauro woodworks is where I got.
     
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    7 coats clear on now. Using Mohawk pre cat lacquer. Graceys ice blue metallic.
     

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    Sounds real nice to me :).

    You are using some high quality parts and pieces that don't cost an arm and a leg, too.

    I use a set of the compensated steel saddles from Kenny at Philadelphia Luthier on one of my Teles and I like the note articulation they provide; a slightly different shade from that of brass saddles.

    edit: Rob's pickups may just be the best value out there ;).

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    The ice blue didnt turn out metalic enough so i went to Ford medium blue metallic. Plus its a little more unique.
     

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    It's looking great! Love the color! Be glad you didn't fabricate that body yourself out of pine hahaha. I've built maybe three pinecasters in my life and each one was a headache-inducing experience. The grain is so unpredictable. The problem is not the gaps of softwood between the rings and hardwood, ash and oak are the same way! It's just that the "soft" parts of oak and ash don't compare to the softness of pine. Making pine bodies is an exercise of patience and a true test to how sharp your tools/bits are as well as how slow you can go with a router. Be prepared for chipout the moment you stop paying attention to what you're doing hahaha.

    How did the paint go on though? My little brother is a tele guy and wants that crackle paint finish. Does pine hold primer well?
     
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    Looks even better with a coat of clear
     

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    I used mohawk vinyl sealer first then a coat of mohawk white primer. The duplicolor goes on way better than the graceys ice blue. Its a way finer mist with better metallic distribution. They have the good nozzles on the cans.
     

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    Those Dupli-Color adjustable pattern direction nozzles work like a champ.. A person can turn out a darn good paint job if they pay attention .
    Their metallic's are pretty nice.
     
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    Excellent. I like it. Gonna be a great looking guitar.

    I liked the Ice Blue too, but it would have been a different guitar.
     
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    I liked ice blue but it didn’t turn out like I hoped. The more I looked at it the more it bothered me and the more I wanted to try the other blue.
     
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    Beautiful even spray you got there. You use just 1 can? Can you describe your technique? I' m about to spray some auto paint in a very dark blue black metallic and I want to avoid the blotchiness I've had in the past.. Thanks, Jack
     
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    Its not perfect. It seemed to work best spraying from further away and moving slower. I really dont know what I’m doing just wingin it. 1 can cuts it pretty close i wished i had another i would have hit it 1 more time. Thank you.
     
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    Ok quick update. I stated sanding clear coat. I never liked how the lower arm contour came out the blue looked a little light and not fully covered so i sprayed just the front on the slant. Now the metallic pops like it should. Im waiting for some micro mesh, should arrive tomorrow. Hopefully then i can make some good progress in polishing.
     

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