Red 13; New Thinline Scratch Build

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  1. Crafty Fox

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    My first build in 2 years! 'Red 13' because its my thirteenth guitar build and Red because........
    American white ash body with figured Tasmanian oak neck and flame jarrah fretboard.
    NOS Bill Lawrence mini humbuckers with push-pull coil splits on the T & V controls. Fender tuners and hardtail Strat bridge. Switchcraft toggle and jack through Elctrosocket. Nitro finish finish finish.
    It should have been completed months ago but I wasn't happy with the colour spread. It wasn't quite even and became more noticeable when buffed. So I sanded back to bare wood and refinished till happy, then dropped the body onto brick paving. :eek: The binding took the brunt of the damage. So I replaced some binding and re-refinished the body.
    I've always liked a Tele with a Strat neck which I first saw on Clapton's Blind Faith Hyde Park concert. No, I wasn't there but I saw all the photos in the UK music papers at the time.
     

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    :eek: Nice!
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    Very cool. Love the grain and finish.
     
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    Nice Tele!
     
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    Nice one, Crafty... :cool:

    those red ones love the concrete..... I was wet sanding this ready to polish..flipped it up on edge to do that on the padding I had on the bench..which had slid forward a bit...... and it fell straight onto the concrete at my feet..chipped the clear back to the wood.......:eek::cry:


    awww.. stained wood with clear on top is hard to patch....:lol:
     

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    Beautiful gutiar!
     
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    Here I was thinking there was going to be a Final Fantasy reference...

    Beautiful guitar!
     
  9. Lostininverness

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    That's a fantastic build, loving the colour, nice job.

    How do you find the jarrah for fret boards? I've scored a few t&g boards from the father-in-law, so far used some for a laminated neck.
     
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    Gorgeous!!

    what a fine piece of equipment you have crafted. .... looks like a candied apple ... does it sound as you had hoped?
     
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    Yeah, that looks great. I too am intrigued with the jarrah fretboard. A lot of Australian timbers are too hard for most elements of guitar building but probably a nice ebony substitute (for hardness anyway) for fretboards. And how come I never find flamed Tassie oak - that's gorgeous!
     
  12. Crafty Fox

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    Thank you for the kind comments all.

    trev333, it was an 'OH GOSH'! moment.......my wife was within earshot!

    Lostininverness (butfoundinglasgow?), & ModernGuy, the jarrah is certainly hard enough but usually too heavy for anything other than the fretboard. I've also used WA sheoak which I love. Even built a sheoak acoustic about 2 years ago.
    You might find figured Tassie Oak in Bunnings over east. Haven't seen it in their WA stores but I've heard of its ES availablity. I got it more by chance a while back when I was building something out of Tas Oak & Sheoak for my daughter.

    Glide88, sounds just what I wanted and expected; I used the same pickups etc in The MacassarCaster a couple of years ago.
     
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    That looks fantastic!!!
     
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    Very professional C.F. Beautiful instrument!

    DC
     
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    Simply Lovely!
     
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    THAT'S one purdy guitar!
     
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    more like Nowfoundinchristchurch! But never managed to drive in Glasgow without getting very lost!!

    did you just work your way through the grits to get that nice shine to the board?

    I've been trying to find local alternatives to the traditional guitar woods, more NZ than OZ woods because we have the rugby world cup again (....ok, so not relevant but thought I'd drop in it), got I've managed to get a a sleeper sized chunk of ironbark to look at as well. Ever tried that for a board?
     
  18. Crafty Fox

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    No, never tried or even seen ironbark. I believe you have some awesome woods over in NZ. Wouldn't mind trying some of them out. I've got a few Kiwi mates who bring Paua shell back for my inlays.
    Ahh, rugby, it's almost a pleasure to get beaten by the All Blacks! A painful pleasure. A friend of ours is the cousin of a certain Mr McCaw.
     
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    I think ironbark is one of the eucalyptus types? When cut it starts off a purple colour which fades in intensity a bit - but very cool colour.

    yeah we do, and I have trouble with the idea of adding colour to some of them to enhance the grain. But otherwise all my builds will end up only being wood colours. I cut up a piece of black maire for fret boards over the weekend - fantastic grain - looks like some of the great timbers that I see on the forum here.

    Nice!! Do you think Ritchie will become the new "5 degrees of separation from" person??
     
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    Nice!! Do you think Ritchie will become the new "5 degrees of separation from" person??[/QUOTE]

    2 degrees.
     
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