Recently Finished Thinline style

moskasound

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Hey Tele fans! I decided to post my recent build. I’ve built several Tele style in the past, but I’m particularly satisfied with how this build turned out.
Flame maple top on swamp ash body. Tummy cut, finished in blonde nitro, washed in clear to expose grain and figure. Maple neck with standard slim profile, rosewood fretboard. Bare Knuckle pickups...my first time using these, I’m quite impressed with the clarity and bell-like tones! Knobs and switch tip by Forney, Fender locking tuners.
This axe weighs in at a light 6.37 pounds. A delight to play!
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scooteraz

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That flame top under a translucent finish is really nice looking. Makes me want to build another...
 

WingedWords

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Very nice - a lovely blonde and I do like that pickguard/control plate combination. And the control knobs picking up the brass saddles. Post as many pics as you like and I'd like to hear it too.

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moskasound

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That flame top under a translucent finish is really nice looking. Makes me want to build another...
Thanks scooteraz...if I could go back and change anything I’d sand back more of the blonde and show more grain, but that was my first attempt at washing out an opaque color in that way. On my next build I’ll slowly bring in the color to better control the finish.
 

moskasound

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I was fortunate enough to find those Forney custom knobs on Reverb. They make a great product for a reasonable price and I’ve used these to replace the original knobs on a few of my original Fenders.
That blonde is from a Stew-Mac rattle can. I sprayed into a Preval jar and mixed with clear lacquer, slightly thinned.
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moskasound

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View attachment 811293 I was fortunate enough to find those Forney custom knobs on Reverb. They make a great product for a reasonable price and I’ve used these to replace the original knobs on a few of my original Fenders.
That blonde is from a Stew-Mac rattle can. I sprayed into a Preval jar and mixed with clear lacquer, slightly thinned.
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Sorry about the extra pic. I’m still learning how to post.
 




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