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Tele colors on a custom baritone: not your daddy's BSB

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by Widerange Hum, Sep 29, 2018.

  1. Widerange Hum

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    Built this baritone for myself. Previously had this Warmoth conversion neck on a tele body, but it never balanced well or felt right at all. Put it on this big, custom sugar pine body and it's bloody perfect. 8 lbs. 6 oz. total weight, so still relatively light for a big guitar, but because the body is so long, it balances perfectly. Fralin big single pickups, which I find painfully bright on a normal guitar, are awesome on a baritone. Super crispy bottom end.
     
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  2. eallen

    eallen Friend of Leo's

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    Very nice! Great work!

    Eric
     
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    idjster VERY grateful member Silver Supporter

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    Very nice indeed!
     
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    Thanks!
     
  5. sergiomajluf

    sergiomajluf Tele-Meister

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    Nice shape! It's right on time as I'm looking for inspiration. I love my baritone conversion necks but the balance and neck dive on the Tele body is horrible.

    You are luring me into building a new body
     
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    That is a very beautiful thing! Lovely work dude!
     
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    I'd recommend it. It's way more comfy now, feels really natural. Go with a longer body.
     
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    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

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    I really like the way you extended the butt end of the guitar body to offset the baritone neck. Nice job.
    Rex
     
  9. Widerange Hum

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    Thanks! It's a body shape I came up with a while back, before I thought of doing a baritone. It starts in the footprint of a 1930s Epiphone Olympic archtop, but then has kind of an arachnoid jig at the butt end, elongating a little more. Feels cozy in your arms. Which probably means I need therapy or something. Here's an uncut, Gibson-scale version I made for someone:
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