Show your natural finish Teles

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by lineboat, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. J.E.M.

    J.E.M. Tele-Meister

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    Quartered Douglas Fir

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  3. Flaneur

    Flaneur Poster Extraordinaire

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    This is a picture of someone else's guitar. I must take some of mine....

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  4. El Tele Lobo

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    I'm starting to develop an affinity for birdseye thanks to you guys. Nice-looking build. How is the DF? Is it on the heavy side or light?
     
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    My work in progress

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  6. dougstrum

    dougstrum Friend of Leo's

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    Here's a cherry Tele that I built some 30 IMG_20200325_124630083.jpg years ago. It gets a lot of use:D IMG_20200325_124604170.jpg
     
  7. dougstrum

    dougstrum Friend of Leo's

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    Had some mahogany scraps and built this one, didn't have enough to do a solid back so added maple strips. IMG_20200325_124139198.jpg IMG_20200325_124112643.jpg
     
  8. J.E.M.

    J.E.M. Tele-Meister

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    Thanks, the finished guitar is 7lbs 2oz - the neck is actually quatersawn flame maple

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  9. El Tele Lobo

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    Lovely, man. Very nice work.
     
  10. JeffBlue

    JeffBlue Tele-Afflicted

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    My homemade prototype offset tele style Lacewood on Mahogany
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    Edenhaus Mahogany body custom homemade copper pickguard
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    Bloodwood capped Black Korina body/Bloodwood neck
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    Padouk capped Black Korina custom sound hole
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    Warmoth Swamp Ash body/Fender neck
     
  11. Lacking Talent

    Lacking Talent Tele-Holic

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    Wow, never seen anything quite like that. Fantastic.
     
  12. backwater

    backwater TDPRI Member

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    Built this partscaster last year.

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    Refinished SX Body, Revelation Neck, Artec Pickup. Looks and plays pretty good for a £100-ish guitar.

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  13. Bob Arbogast

    Bob Arbogast Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Random eBay body, Warmoth neck, mostly Fender bits.
     
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  14. Tommyd55

    Tommyd55 Tele-Holic

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    A Warmoth Contoured, Chambered Swamp Ash T body from 2014. Simply finished in MinWax oil based stain rubbed on , rubbed off.. BGP roasted maple with Gold EVO 6105's Kinda chunky neck. Joe Barden bridge w/Gotoh InTune brass saddles. Fender CS TT Pickups, MojoTone 4 way wiring harness, Hipshot open gear 18:1 tuners.
    She really sounds nice.
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  15. xStonr

    xStonr Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    The Tele Twins
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  16. Texas Special

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    Sociable creatures are Telecaster's. This one is just hanging out... Well, being lacquered as I type. DSC_0168.JPG
     
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    61E54BE2-84D4-4D20-8BB6-273C10DF7127.jpeg Purchased this T-style with a nitro finish over swamp ash that has not had the grain filled. New Fender vintage series pick guard and some new stainless knobs and switch tip from Armadillo.
     
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    dougstrum Friend of Leo's

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    Yes it kinda does, can't imagine doing one of those bowl shaped mandolins.
    My thought was of a 3 piece Martin back, but with more pieces:eek:

    There were a lot of edges to slather with glue and then clamp in the jig.
    Sometimes a dry run is imperative!
     
  20. stratisfied

    stratisfied Tele-Afflicted

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    Here's a couple spalted maple Teles I've put together. One for me and one for a buddy of mine. He liked mine so much he asked If I would build him one but with a maple fretboard. I made his nicer than mine dammit!

    Mine. A friend did the headstock veneer for me, the rest was my work. Tex-Mex pickups:

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    My buddy's w. Fender Pure Vintage pickups. Said he wanted a bit of flame and no tint:

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    This all walnut one is next for me, Filtertrons going in this one. I did the
    headstock veneer on this one myself, learned the tricks from my friend:

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