Starting a classy thinline T

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Treadplatedual, Dec 18, 2019.

  1. playforfun

    playforfun Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    832
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2013
    Location:
    Luna Louisiana
    Man that top looks like it's on fire !!! Beautiful
     
    ferdtuff and Treadplatedual like this.
  2. aceinet

    aceinet TDPRI Member

    Posts:
    13
    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2011
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    Awesome! The top is drool worthy!
     
    Treadplatedual and ferdtuff like this.
  3. ferdtuff

    ferdtuff TDPRI Member

    Age:
    119
    Posts:
    49
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2019
    Location:
    USA
    That's gorgeous.
     
    Treadplatedual likes this.
  4. Treadplatedual

    Treadplatedual Tele-Holic

    Age:
    34
    Posts:
    792
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2018
    Location:
    Indianapolis, IN
    Getting closer.

    To make certain the top and headstock stay glossy and beautiful, I'm thinking of tossing on a quick lacquer spray.

    Alternatively, I have some uv cure polyester. Not certain how that would take to Tru oil though, but I know lacquer works.

    Thoughts?

    20200120_153142.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2020
    John Nicholas, mkster, CraigB and 4 others like this.
  5. Captain Nutslot

    Captain Nutslot Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    4,299
    Joined:
    May 3, 2012
    Location:
    Rochester, NY
    idk bro, do your thing, but keep it lookin like that!
     
  6. Macrogats

    Macrogats Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    53
    Posts:
    3,186
    Joined:
    May 15, 2017
    Location:
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Dude, it’s looking like a work of art! Even the back look is sexy as hell.
     
    Treadplatedual likes this.
  7. Treadplatedual

    Treadplatedual Tele-Holic

    Age:
    34
    Posts:
    792
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2018
    Location:
    Indianapolis, IN
    Tru oil wasn't laying down like I wanted it to. So I put some solarez uv cure polyester on, and it looked OK! But I sanded through (even going carefully) a few spots, and didn't like the final buffed out shine. So I finally came to my senses, and lacquer it is.

    20200222_152033.jpg 20200223_200137.jpg 20200223_200145.jpg 20200223_200200.jpg 20200223_200219.jpg
     
  8. Jim_in_PA

    Jim_in_PA Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    1,487
    Joined:
    May 31, 2019
    Location:
    SE PA near New Hope PA
    Geepers...that thing looks molten!
     
    Treadplatedual likes this.
  9. Treadplatedual

    Treadplatedual Tele-Holic

    Age:
    34
    Posts:
    792
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2018
    Location:
    Indianapolis, IN
    Moar coats of precat lacquer. Hoooooboy.

    IMG_20200227_191108_841.jpg IMG_20200227_191108_843.jpg IMG_20200227_191108_851.jpg IMG_20200227_191108_885.jpg IMG_20200227_191108_842.jpg
     
  10. Captain Nutslot

    Captain Nutslot Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    4,299
    Joined:
    May 3, 2012
    Location:
    Rochester, NY
    Lookin BOSS!
    how much for the paint stick? lol
     
  11. Treadplatedual

    Treadplatedual Tele-Holic

    Age:
    34
    Posts:
    792
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2018
    Location:
    Indianapolis, IN
    Haha thanks!

    The paint stick was leftovers I had after bandsawing out the body lol
     
    Captain Nutslot likes this.
  12. UjwalB

    UjwalB TDPRI Member

    Age:
    39
    Posts:
    37
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2019
    Location:
    Sydney Australia
    The back of the guitar looks stunning. I like it even better than the top.
    Beautiful work!
     
    Treadplatedual likes this.
  13. Treadplatedual

    Treadplatedual Tele-Holic

    Age:
    34
    Posts:
    792
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2018
    Location:
    Indianapolis, IN
    Couple of updates, nearing completion:

    IMG_20200308_171742_108.jpg IMG_20200309_003909_472.jpg IMG_20200309_005401_628.jpg IMG_20200309_133937_875.jpg
     
  14. Jim_in_PA

    Jim_in_PA Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    1,487
    Joined:
    May 31, 2019
    Location:
    SE PA near New Hope PA
    Stunning.
     
    Treadplatedual likes this.
  15. mo62987

    mo62987 Tele-Meister

    Age:
    33
    Posts:
    192
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2019
    Location:
    B'ham, AL
    Man, this is ridiculous... so good!

    Ditto
     
    Treadplatedual likes this.
  16. Macrogats

    Macrogats Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    53
    Posts:
    3,186
    Joined:
    May 15, 2017
    Location:
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Man, that top really popped! What a stunning looking guitar all round. Beautiful wood choices and beautiful work!
     
    Treadplatedual likes this.
  17. RickyRicardo

    RickyRicardo Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    3,367
    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2012
    Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
    Wow! That is be-yoo-t-fullll!!!
     
    Treadplatedual likes this.
  18. Treadplatedual

    Treadplatedual Tele-Holic

    Age:
    34
    Posts:
    792
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2018
    Location:
    Indianapolis, IN
    Update: broke the neck, set me back a bit. Roasted maple is brittle, gotta be more careful with my screw hole diameter. It's fixed now, but I about had an aneurysm.

    20200313_104836.jpg

    Still looking purty though :)

    20200312_191812.jpg 20200312_191858.jpg 20200312_192001.jpg
     
    RiversQC and Jim_in_PA like this.
  19. DrASATele

    DrASATele Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    6,439
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2012
    Location:
    North of Boston
    Dayum!
    Someone's hoarding some sweet arse maple!

    What no set neck? tom bridge? TelePaul o_O
     
    Jim_in_PA and Treadplatedual like this.
  20. Treadplatedual

    Treadplatedual Tele-Holic

    Age:
    34
    Posts:
    792
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2018
    Location:
    Indianapolis, IN
    Haha, that's coming :)
     
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.