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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Bluego1, Feb 21, 2020.
Got to be a slab bodied junior type of thing, double cut Les Paul if it's thick enough, SG if not.
But maybe modernize it a little with a longer strap button (59 not 57) horn, add some carve and a nicer finish to the top to make the burly quilt really pop, nicer wraparound, and a different headstock shape to complete the extra deluxe modern look.
uh, he says it is done. looks beautiful. good job! now for a video.
Since you can't make a one piece body of either with that wood in the photo, how about a Vox teardrop style with humbuckers and a rounded top?
Its something people think page played on stairway to heaven solo
I generally don't like Fender styled guitars with figured tops. All the things on a typical Fender make it too busy to enjoy the fancy wood.
If it needed to be a Tele for any reason I would choose a Cabronita style with no pickguard & binding.
Hey the runway supermodel look has it's place!
In a glass display case with a $20k price tag or in some collectors showroom.
Reading through I see numerous comments suggesting modernized 59 Jr and a few suggesting the quilt is suitable for a Strat and a couple going no guard Tele or thinline.
Look for pics of quilt top Tele's and Tele bodies, there are many that both look gorgeous without looking like they belong to (sorry for the slight) a dentist.
The gaudy look of the above LP just really says show piece prima donna to me, more than guitar players guitar.
IMO you can make a simple Tele with maybe direct mount Cabronita style TV Jones pickups and no guiard that would both be a knockout to look at yet also not make the guy holding it look like an idiot.
Sorry if anyone is offended, but what would your first impression be if a guy you didn't know showed up at a jam, audition or filling in at a gig, and pulled that thing out of the case?
Or tragically pompous poser?
You done? Gonna be a hella showpiece and a player, too, cuz I’m not skimping on the playability part. I don’t gig, but if I did I certainly wouldn’t play a custom guitar, regardless of the wood, or whatever it was made of. Nah, this is for me. For my display, play, record, sniff, whatever. And for my 99 year old dad in law who gave me all this Tree wood and wants to see something (he doesn’t care what model of guitar) made from it while he’s still around to see it. On a sad note, I finally made it down to pick it up from him about six weeks ago. At the funeral of his wife. Ugh.
All that said, I’m not going to do a telecaster. It’s going to be the 2-cut LP or one of my luthier’s original designs, which are tailor made for quilted wood.
Ahhh, the added info changes the whole thing!
A beautiful showpiece for your enjoyment and as sort of memorial to your Dad in law is a great place to use such nice lumber!
So yeah I'm done and I'm changing my tune...
Guitars and musical instruments in general can be so many things!
I now am buried in memorial family collections and try not to add non essentials.
But beautiful stuff and memory stuff is some of my favorite of all stuffs!
It does look like les paul wood. On the other hand, you would have a unique Tele.
After seeing some of those dark, leather-bound Teles in that thread that’s running I’m starting to think a Tree telecaster might be pretty cool.
CC neck & p90 bridge with a chopped tele bridge & tele control plate for a full-on monster. (I actually kinda love this and want one.)
Well this is a Tele forum, so there's that...
Why not both???? Both offer two different worlds of Guitar. In this day and time, most of us can afford both or at least a clone of each. After playing a tele so long, makes me start to hunger for some LP tones and after a play a LP so long, start hungering for a tele again. Besides they both bring out different sides of you playing which is a plus. Platefire
Oh wait I own a LP...