Show me your natural and/or amber telecasters!

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  1. Mike Simpson

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    If you can get your hands on one of these Kirn Guitars, I'd recommend it. Here's mine made with 140+ year old Ponderosa Pine.

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    Thanks! The previous owner had switched the guard, it's actually black-red-black... Never seen one like it before. I bought a traditional pearloid to replace it with, but by the time the new pickguard had arrived I decided I really liked the b-r-b.

    Previous owner also put a four-way switch in it, which is very tasty.

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    Didn't notice that. Mine was the pearloid for maybe 15 years, before I changed to black. Looks more down to business.
     
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    Closest to amber Tele I’ve got is my latest creation. Pallet wood sandwich body with a pine ply top, which was originally a shield. Merbau neck and fb. I reliced the bridge and she’s got knobs from an old guitar and vintage style klusons. Little pocket rocker that will forever be a 5 string. Excuse the missing high e atm, still dialing it all in and broke it the other day.

    Back finish is walnut stain with oak stain over it, and top is just a natural fine buffing oil, which is also on back and sides.

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  8. LGOberean

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    @AlbertoMilanese two of my five teles are blondes, but I don't think that's what you're talking about when you say "amber." However, in the natural/amber category, I think this one of mine qualifies...

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    The wood for the top and back veneers is 84 year old Longleaf Pine, salvaged from our house fire in 2010. Here's what the planks looked like before shaped into a tele and finish applied...

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    And here it is in process...

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  9. The Angry Possum

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    My homebuilds, funny you ask. I only like natural and amber.
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    I paint/stain most of my builds... these 2 are close to natural...

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    Forgive my ignorance, but are those cracks? If so are they stable?
     
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  14. Blue Bill

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    Did someone say amber?

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    Here’s my 50s road worn, stripped naked. Just Light oil finish.


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    Beautiful piece of wood.
     
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    Yep, resin filled cracks. Totally stable.
     
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    here in my rustic amber caster, it has japan pink paisley bridge pickup, greco excel neck pickup, thick plate japan bridge, and a awesome DC Kunckle in-betweener neck and a almost 1 piece pine body with a ash top, 6lb 2 oz

    still tweaking it



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    Pine, with about 50 coats of Tru Oil.

    ...with Twisted Tele set of pickups, by the way.

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