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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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    Well I sanded body down to 12000 micro mesh today. Came out ok but I went through slightly on a few places on edges. I think ill leave it it sorta looks like light relicing lol.
     
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    Heres a preview of finished.
     

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    Got some parts on today
     

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    Wired up and ready for neck
     

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    61fury Friend of Leo's

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    Mine is very similar, tummy and arm cuts, even almost the blue .

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    I like that pickguard on yours. Your finish looks great on this end.

    My joke about my efforts is that I relic by way of incompetence.
     
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    That looks nice. Cool switch panel
     
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    My only suggestion is to route a path from the neck pickup to the control cavity. It makes it SO much easier to instal the wires that way and the guard covers it all anyway. I didn't on my first build and drilling holes for the wires was a pita. I have routed that area ever since.

    (I see I spoke too late, you got it done already....looks nice)
     
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    Yes the rout definitely would’ve made it a lot easier to get the wires through. Especially with the 3 wire neck for series wiring. I twisted them really tight and held my tounge just right and they finally slipped through. The hole was just big enough. Is the tone better with or without the rout jk jk lol ha ha.
     
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    When I saw the color of the body, I instantly recognized it :).

    That's been a FoMoCo color for a long time.

    Back in 1971 I painted a 1964 Volkswagen Bug the same color.

    It was a pretty cool little car. I jacked up the ass end with air-shocks and ran a set of over-size cheater slicks on Chevy pattern chrome-reverse wheels, and a set of real classy Corvette wheel covers on the front end. It was a car just about everybody liked, although it was a little cramped for hot dates ;).


    The finish on your guitar actually looks much better than the finish on the V.W. !!!

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    I wasn't real happy with the nut that came in the fat 51 neck. The high e was really close to edge. Original nut on top.
     

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    Heres with neck on.
     

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    Just went and weighed and its just over 6 lbs.
     
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    Did a rough setup. Played a few cowboy chords through my vibro champ
     

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