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So I stumbled upon this slab of mahogany..

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by elams1894, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. Picton

    Picton Friend of Leo's

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    Holy jeez... this build is pretty far from anything I normally like, yet I'm still completely fascinated. The videos are extremely well-done, and the craftsmanship? Sheesh.

    I particularly like the recessed FB.

    Excellent work!
     
  2. mrz80

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    That is just breathtaking. Looks from the photos like there's no edge binding? Makes it reminiscient of my favorite Gibby, The Paul (aka The Walnut Wonder)... though much higher-class! :)
     
  3. ugly_guitar_guy

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    Holy cripes man! This build gives me hope that I can build an instrument of that craftsmanship some day. Way to go, and can't wait for part 3!
     
  4. elams1894

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    Thanks for your kind comments on the build so far, its been quite a process but I have finally got the last video made. Please excuse my guitar playing at the end.

    It seems at this stage that Youtube hasn't pulled the copyright card on me. Fingers crossed it stays that way. Cheers

     
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    Absolutely fantastic! I loved your one piece pickup bobbins. Overall a very high quality build and great videos too :)
     
  6. elams1894

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    Thanks James. Hope your Rimu tele is still going great!
     
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    Awesome.
     
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    Wow! True craftsmanship. She's a beauty! Congratulations.
     
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    Thanks guys, much appreciated!
     
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    Outstanding job!
     
  11. nosmo

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    I really enjoyed that. Amazing technique & mad skills! Beautiful guitar.
     
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    Outstanding and beautiful !
     
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    Wow - I'm simultaneously uplifted/inspired and deflated ... man you've got some skills. Fantastic build, some innovative jigs ...and nice video editing too! Thanks for sharing that. Enjoy that guitar. Cheers.
     
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    Ooooh! I've been looking forward to part 3!

    I especially enjoyed watching your nut, pickup and knob processes. So many "Oh wow" moments throughout this build. Congratulations and thanks so much for sharing in such an entertaining and well edited way.

    ps. You should offer apprenticeships.
     
  15. Nick JD

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    Good to see the protective gear coming out when you were working on the carbon...

    I loved the bobbins. When will we see a tangata whenua guitar with only Kiwi timbers?
     
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    Utterly speechless. You have a very creative gift there, man, this blows me away!

    I wondered why my mouth was dry after watching that, but it turned out it had been open the entire time ;)

    +1 the natives. You're in the perfect spot for Swamp Kauri.

    EDIT: I see from reading JA158's rimu thread you've alredy done several. Would love to see pics!
     
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    I'm not sure what I like more, the guitar or the videos. Fantastic filming and editing. Great job all around!
     
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    outstanding
     
  19. ugly_guitar_guy

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    One day I'll be able to do that. Thanks for the inspiration, and the amazing videos! The guitar came out gorgeous.

    The vid makes it look like everything came together perfectly. Were there any hiccups/errors along the way that had to be addressed?
     
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    Fantastic stuff, very clean and well thought out work, my mouth hit the floor upon seeing the finished product!

    The Puriri looks great, I might have to see if I can get my hands on some!
     
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