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Telemaster, Reverend style...

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by highdive, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. highdive

    highdive TDPRI Member

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    I've just started coming back here after a long time being Telecasterless and, man, there is some big time building talent going on here!

    My builds have mostly been partscaster types, but I recently decided to try my hand at making a body from scratch. Not a tele, per se, but i hope a telemaster style is acceptable.

    Based on a Reverend Warhawk 1 body style, here is the mahogany after being re-sawed in half.

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    Definitely had some cracks and checks which made the routing process oh so interesting.


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    Got it to here after having to cut out and replace a piece the router bit off. Right at 1 3/8" thick.


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    Made a neck pocket template and took out most of the wood there with a forstner bit.


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    Top and back got a 1/8 inch center strip before the neck route. I used scrap pieces under the template and body wings to keep it from rocking while routing the pocket.


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    Just became a Tele!


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    Had to finagle the back a bit due to prematurely rounding over the entire back of the body.


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    Mocked up with pickguard, no finish.


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    After 6 coats of Cherry danish oil. Overcast today so not great pics, but you get the idea.


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  2. Glen Smith

    Glen Smith RIP

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    Overcast makes for good pics because the light is diffused. I love that colour !
     
  3. Brian Wilson

    Brian Wilson Tele-Meister

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    very nice color. I may have to steal that!!
     
  4. Pete McC

    Pete McC Tele-Meister

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    nice looking build :) looking forward to the next stage
     
  5. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

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    Very nice build, keep the photos coming.
     
  6. src9000

    src9000 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Yes, it is looking good.
     
  7. highdive

    highdive TDPRI Member

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    Made a lot of progress in the last couple of days. I bought an SX neck yesterday and fit it as best I could. Still needs a little nut work, but it sets up and plays great!

    I have a Bill Lawrence L-250 coming in a few days. Hope to do clips after that.The controls are Volume and a Rothstein passive mid control. Center position on the mid control is flat, rolled back removes mids, making an almost acoustic, strummy rhythm sound. Rolling it up pushes the mids for a brasher, brighter lead tone.

    Yes. Needs matching knobs...:rolleyes:

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  8. vincent

    vincent Tele-Holic

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    Pretty cool. Looks sweet.
     
  9. loversmoon69

    loversmoon69 Tele-Meister

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    that is one nice piece of work. I love the telemaster/jazzcaster body style.+
     
  10. oldrebel

    oldrebel Friend of Leo's

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    Looking good!!
     
  11. oramac7891

    oramac7891 Friend of Leo's

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    I like it. Nice looking guitar.
     
  12. highdive

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    Quick update. No clips yet but I did get the L-250 in there this morning and it certainly delivers as I knew it would. And no more hum!


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  13. highdive

    highdive TDPRI Member

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    I realized quickly that I couldn't live without a neck pickup on here, so back to the shop it went. Returned with a GFS Neovin hard vintage tele neck pickup I took a chance on for $28.

    After much disappointment and cussing, I stumbled into the solution of removing the cover from the neovin and was able to get it sounding really, really good!

    Plus, it more closely resembles the Lawrence bridge pickup. Fine tuning, fine tuning...


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  14. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire

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    That's an awesome guitar! Nice work.
     
  15. hemingway

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    Looks great.
     
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