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Show your natural finish Teles

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

  1. Tele Plucker

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    Hey, nice combination of nickel and brass (I am assuming). If the control knobs are indeed brass, could you share the source of these fine looking pieces?

    I will be starting my first build of a Tele partscaster soon and am in the process of selecting all the parts.

    Going with Lollar Vintage T pickups and an Emerson control set. Body and neck from USACG.
     
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    Image 88.jpg Well, all you folks out in T style partscaster land, here's a photo of my first attempt at a partscaster. Just finished assembling it this morning and took it to my luthier for a pro setup.

    It took way too long to get this finish done to an acceptable level. I did the ebony grain filler, shellac for seal coat, water based walnut dye and finished with a single coat of SC Johnson wax for a satin type finish.
     
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    Also happens to be my first Tele. It has a few more dings and a Dimarzio zebra PAF now, and a modified Esquire circuit. African mahogany Warmoth body, Warmoth neck, all shot in clear lacquer.


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    I have something similar going on with my last build.
     
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    I posted this somewhere else but it fits here too. My paulownia and pine Tele's both finished with Tru Oil.

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    Here is a new view of the guitar is just finished.
     

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    You're just one enormous pickguard away from the Peavey T-60 look!
     
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    Stripped to natural Ash, my 2014 '50s Road Worn. I switch between black and white guards.
    I put Nocasters and USA electronics in there. It's a beast.

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    Looks great! what have you finished it with?
     
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    The prior owner stripped it and covered it in stain. Badly. I picked it up cheap. He knew he'd done a bad job.

    I sanded it all back and used boiled linseed oil. Then later thinned artist shellac. Then I used 000 wire wool to dull back to a very light sheen.
     
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    Thats gorgeous!!! Very different! !!
     
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    Great :)
     
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