Sir! Put the chisel down and slowly back away from the Tele!!!

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by psykobilly, Jan 29, 2020.

  1. psykobilly

    psykobilly Tele-Meister

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    Just a little PSA. If you need some extra room in that control cavity, please use the right tools . A hammer and chisel is not the right tool. A friend of mine texted me this right after he had a temporary lapse in his sanity. His go to early 80’s American Standard will never be the same.
     

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    TeleTown Friend of Leo's

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    ouch!
     
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    Oof
     
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    RadioFM74 Friend of Leo's

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    aughhhhh!

    (love the cop flick title of the thread tho ;D)
     
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    WTF did your "friend" think would happen?
     
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    well, let's go full on fake relic on this one...
     
  7. johnny k

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    that's what happens when i use tools. This and blood.
     
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    That'll buff out ...
     
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    Heartbreaking.....
     
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    New add in classifieds..."slight scratch on back "
     
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    Best you remind that friend not to run with scissors.
     
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    'Extensive checking'
     
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    Doh!
     
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    Just goes to show you that alcohol and hand tools don't mix.
     
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    A little touch up with paint and it will be fine. 20191002_154114.jpg 20191002_161002.jpg
     
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  16. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I'm no expert...and I'm sure some experts can weigh in, but I think that could be pretty successfully repaired. A refin will be in order, of course...as well as doing the original work with the right tools. If the guitar has value, sentimental or otherwise, I think it's fixable. If not, a new body can be had at a reasonable enough price, if he's wiling to shop around. Good luck.
     
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    'Honest player wear'......

    :rolleyes:
     
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    I wouldn't say that it was the wrong tool so much as bad technique. Some careful paring work with a sharp chisel is a fine way to enlarge a control cavity. Bashing a blunt chisel into it, not so much.
     
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    Well, as long as it was done by an honest player, that would be accurate.
     
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    Send it to me, it'll match my P-Bass
     

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