Red is the color

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  1. guitarampnut

    guitarampnut TDPRI Member

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    My project Tele:Allparts Fat C neck with bubinga topped pine body (top chosen for its mechanical characteristics - to hold bridge screws firmly) loaded with '62 Fender reissue neck and Fralin bridge pups, and Fender vintage tray with Glendale compensated saddles...and it's a semi-loader. Top strings are top loaded while bass strings go through the body. Dupli-color acrylic lacquer in Chrysler red. I like.


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    Looks good. How does it sound?
     
  3. Zepfan

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    Looks great, but I gotta ask: What's with the strings being half through the body and half through the bridge?
     
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    Sounds like a Tele should...deep, rich low notes and all the sparkle atop. Barks and howls through my Brownface Princeton! Why the semi-loader configuration? Well, because I could, and I wanted to swing both ways as desired. Can't say it sounds any different strung either way, and any difference in feel (think Campilongo's remarks on rubbery bends) is subtle at best. Under battle conditions - live gigging - I think it will simply sound like a nice resonant, classic Tele.
     
  5. CLPeterman

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    Nice. The red looks good. But part of me is crying that you covered up the bubinga with paint. :p
     
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    That does look good... but I kinda have to agree with this:

    What's the Dupli-Color number for that red?
     
  7. guitarampnut

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    Wednesday night I'll be home and then will get the paint color number for you
     
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    In response to those who question my paint over bubinga - it was too sophisticated a look for my Tele. I am all about the fun factor, and a vibrant red makes me happy. So too with seafoam green. To each his own. Party on!
     
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  9. NotAnotherHobby

    NotAnotherHobby Tele-Afflicted

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    And that is all that matters.

    If and when I ever get to this point, I'm looking at painting my guitar some really obnoxious color. On principle.
     
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    You could at least tell us that it was really ugly bubinga! :D
     
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    THIS:
    It is your guitar to do as you please. :)
     
  12. guitarampnut

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    Dupli-color "flash red" BCC0351 in their "Perfect Match premium automotive paint" series
     
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    Any photos of the bubinga before painting?

    By the way, it looks great.
     
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    That is the color all right!
     
  15. ItZaLLGooD

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    I like it!
     
  16. guitarampnut

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    The bubinga, before painting was unremarkable. Photo here is of actual body before sanding/sealing. Nice looking, but my kind of "fancy" is more of the carnival in Bakersfield sort. Sealed this with a buttering of FastCap 2P-10 Adhesive Cement, then shot the lacquer. Am I wrong to feel so good?

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