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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by joekumpan3, Nov 19, 2014.
Here it is just after I put it on. I think I like it, it adds to the purpleness!
And an original contour body decal because it looks wrong without it.
Earlier today I drilled the neck holes and put the neck plate and screws on. They are the vintage style wood screw. I read somewhere that it is better to fit the neck at the end and not to drill the holes with a template because if anything is mid aligned then it is easier to fix this way.
I drilled some fresh pickguard and jack plate holes.
Here it is with them mounted.
With vintage style nickel slot head screws. I have to be very careful not to scratch the lacquered pickguard though it is easy to slip out of the slot and Philips head are way more practical.
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Another close up. I think the silver screws add just enough to pop all the black and purple.
That is beautiful!! Great job.
Got them off of eBay they didn't have a brand name the company is world-paper.com and it is inkjet clear paper. Just use a fine setting or picture printing setting and it will come out fine.
I had to sand out a little lacquer from the tuner holes for them to go in easily. I haven't drilled the screw holes for the tuners yet but I wanted to put the dynaguide string tree on. I wanted to make sure that it was in place so I put the b and e string on.
The idea is that it moves when the tremolo is depressed. Like this..
I think I am going to have to shim the neck the strings hit the saddle forward/backward adjusting screw. I should have recessed the tremolo baseplate a bit. Almost done though.
To keep with the theme of nickel plated slot head screws, the super modern Schaler locking tuners get vintage style screws.
I am basically done but now need to solder the jack and ground, adjust the saddles, and shim the neck. I will make a fender style one like this but probably not red. Anybody know what material they used for this? It looks like gasket material but that would be too soft.
The neck plate's not crooked! What's going on?
Seriously, this thread has been an education. Thanks for sharing your progress - your guitar looks amazing.
Joe, what about a micro tilt set up? I think they have them for 4 bolts, I think.
Brainy, were your decals printed on an inkjet? What "paper" did you use? I'm just about ready to lacquer. Tim
Nope, laser. I used to use inkjet on decals for pedal enclosures, but never going back to inkjet now I know how much nicer and easier to bury laser decals are.
Just done on laser decal paper.
Yes laser is supposed to be much better no ink smear etc. if you don't have a laser printer kinkos or someone can print for you. At home you can buy a printer or inkjet works if you lacquer over the artwork.
That would be cool at this point I don't want to do any more modifying but it is a good idea. Maybe. Thanks.