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Recently Finished Thinline style

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by moskasound, Jan 21, 2021.

  1. moskasound

    moskasound TDPRI Member

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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! 020C9C20-9F07-4760-AE2E-0D9A16C77016.jpeg
     
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    dang that looks sweet!
     
  3. moskasound

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    Thanks! Hard to put it down.
     
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    Wow, nice!
     
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    Fiesta Red Poster Extraordinaire

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    :cool::cool::cool:
    Gorgeous!
     
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    Berautiful! I wish we could hear it.
     
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    That flame top under a translucent finish is really nice looking. Makes me want to build another...
     
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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.

    Welcome to TDPRI!
     
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  9. moskasound

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    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.
     
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    ECBD1CE2-DA82-4785-A813-0B4C38D453AD.jpeg 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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    I’m working on that...stay tuned.
     
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    That looks and sounds like a terrific guitar in every respect - well done!!!
     
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    Beautiful, nice job! great combination of features.
     
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    The brass knobs set it off:D
     
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    Wow!
     
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