Reclaiming and repurposing historic wood

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Rich Rice, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. Rich Rice

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  2. Rich Rice

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    OK, just a bit of an update..

    Sorry I have been scarce as of late. Between the holidays, weather, health issues, visiting family, and rebuilding our website there has been really not much building happening over here. With any luck, the website should be running within a few days- I'm itching to get back to building, I suck at data entry. I absolutely hate it. Lots more to come as soon as I can get rolling.. Anyhow, Happy New Year- I'll be back real soon! ;)
     
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    I look forward to it.

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    I recently purchased a Rick Kelly telecaster for Carmine Street Guitars in New York. It is an incredible instrument. It is made from old growth pine from rafters in the old Rheingold brewery in Brooklyn. it has a huge neck with no truss rod. It is extremely resonant because of the old wood and no truss.

    It has Lindy Fralin slightly overwound pickups. The guitar is incredibly versatile, and plays like a dream. It can do blues, rock, jazz, and country. You can get the classic tele twang, but it is also super warm and articulate when you are in the neck or middle position.

    My strat, les Paul, and ibanez are going to be lonely for a while.
     
  5. Rich Rice

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    Sounds like a nice instrument. ;)
     
  6. Wild Rice Chris

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    Just about finished with the first one.



    I will upload a few photos later today.
     
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    Cool :)
     
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    Sounds like a tele
     
  9. Wild Rice Chris

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    Ha, that's the basic idea! :D
     
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    What a beautiful instrument !
     
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    Sweeeeeeeet!

    It broke my heart to see that one go. Sniff.....

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    Thanks! Lotta work went into that one.. ;)

    I hear ya, but can't keep 'em all.. I'm sure it will be enjoyed for a long, long time. ;)
     
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    I think it's great you were able to keep that lovely old wood making music for years to come. Not only that. but it's a beauty, and a really a player. Well done, guys!

    And thanks, Chris, for the great demo. Did you teach your Dad everything he knows? :D
     
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    Ha! that's the one I had my eye on:)
     
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    The first play test!
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    Way cool! :D Sounds more tele than the last four teles I've played :lol:
     
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    Great demo vid, Chris. Thanks for posting it. You guys did a superb job on that one-- aesthetically and functionally.
     
  19. Rich Rice

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    Uh-Oh.. Back in this mess again! ;)

    I was digging around looking for neck wood, and stumbled upon the remainder of the Ethan Allen set from this thread..

    I found the neck woods I wanted, then was talking to Chris about this old pine.. and.. well.. :rolleyes:

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    Oh boy.. :lol: Looks like another T style body already- this time I think I'll do a pretty heavy relic style- this 1950's pine brings out the devil in me.. :twisted:
     
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    :lol:............I hear ya', when I planed down that small chair bottom it looked just like white limba. Still needs a top, but I think it's gonna make the sweetest little Melody Maker. Already have the neck laminated ;)
     
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