Red Leaf Maple Tele

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by torodurham, Dec 23, 2019.

  1. torodurham

    torodurham Tele-Meister

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    Started this Tele just sharing a few pics.
    Semi hollow 1 pc VG fir body
    Red leaf maple top 20191223_162418.jpg 20191222_102339.jpg
     
  2. aceinet

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    Nice!
     
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    Nice! That's a beautiful top!
     
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    Very nice, I’d like to see pics as you go along if possible.
     
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  5. torodurham

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    Yup..will do
     
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    Gorgeous!
     
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    Keep it up great start:cool:
     
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    Wow...super nice! And finding a piece of VG D-fir that wide was a real score, too!
     
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    it's gonna sing. Beautiful!
     
  10. torodurham

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    I rescued it from a building demo about 8 yrs ago..board was around 10' long and around 2.5" thick. Building was built around 1900..wood came from Coos Bay OR. had a stamp on 1 end...it does sing..have made 3 guitars this will be 4th.
     
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    Macrogats Friend of Leo's

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    Man, that’s beautiful. Can’t wait to see it progress.
     
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    That was such a fortunate find!!! I've been a fan of VG D-Fir for awhile now and when you can snag old-growth, it's stellar, both in how it looks and in consistency. I've not been lucky to find old, wide stock, but with VG, at least one can do some careful grain matching and make seams all but disappear. (Always my goal in woodworking anyway)
     
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    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

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    Beautiful ingredients, and that thing is going to be weightless! Keep the pics coming!
    Rex
     
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    Love this part...
    First stage of finish process, sealer applied...POP! 20200105_172858.jpg
     
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    Wow, that looks amazing! I love that fir body, too.
     
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    Man that is going to be gorgeous! Great work!

    Eric
     
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    What Brookdale Bill said x 10!
     
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    Outstanding!
     
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    Damn that's nice!
     
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    You need to sand some more - that wood is all wavy.
     
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