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Semi Hollow Tele Build Home Depot Wood

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Lester67, Nov 3, 2020.

  1. Lester67

    Lester67 TDPRI Member

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    The body: 3 pieces of Home Depot poplar. Their boards are .75 inches thick. I glued up three, planed and joined. Think they were 8" or 7.5" wide.

    The Neck: You can go on Home Depot's website and order hard maple 1 x 4's. Some HD's carry it their stores but I can't find one in FL that does. The neck is made from that wood. With a Paufero fingerboard not from HD.

    EMG pickups

    WD top loading bridge

    Stewmac frets

    Gotoh tunners.

    Paint is Dupilcolor rattle can paint from AUtozone with semigloss laquer from HD

    Lots of mistakes but very playable guitar. I've recorded almost an entire CD with it.

    I built it a couple of years ago IMG_1785.JPG
     
  2. Peegoo

    Peegoo Poster Extraordinaire

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    Verra naaaace!
     
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  3. ctmullins

    ctmullins Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    No way would I take a gamble like that. However.....

    .... That says it all - you gambled and won! :cool:

    How are the EMG pickups?
     
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    Blackshadowrider TDPRI Member

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    Very impressed with anyone that can make a guitar from scratch like you did and come out with something playable. All my raw builds have been using Warmoth neck and bodies, both finished and non-finished from Warmoth. Very happy with those outcomes. Advantage to BIY is that your parts can be exactly want you want them be, quality or budget parts.
     
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  5. DrASATele

    DrASATele Poster Extraordinaire

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    Poplar from HD is a good wood for learning to make necks. I've got plenty of maple for that store too, some pieces I've held on to for years because of figure, waiting for the 'right build'.
    Awesome build! Love the red, is it flake?
     
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    Speedfish Tele-Holic

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    Well done!
     
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  7. jman72

    jman72 Tele-Afflicted

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    I have an electric solidbody mandolin that I made by gluing up four white aspen boards from Lowes (neck is from a maple board I bought, with a rosewood fretboard added). It plays amazingly after 10 years or so. It just goes to show that you CAN make a great instrument from cheap wood. I also bought some 1/4 pine boards from Lowes that I've glued up for a Thinline top. I'll get around to building it some day.

    mando 1a.jpg
     
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  8. Lester67

    Lester67 TDPRI Member

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    I like them, they're active and the neck pick up is very warm
     
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  9. Lester67

    Lester67 TDPRI Member

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    It has a very light load of metal flake
     
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