Teles Built From Non-Standard Woods: Post Yours Here

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  1. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Friend of Leo's

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    Post pictures of your teles made from non-standard woods or non-standard wood combinations. I don't have anything too fancy, but I do have this one...made from pine with an ash top:

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    Let's see yours...
     
  2. guitarbuilder

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    Popsicle stick wood AKA Sayah


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  3. brandonh

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    Fantastic! I’d love to know more about what you did for the knobs, switch tip, and strap anchors. Is that something you turned yourself?
     
  4. Orpingtons

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    Who said it has to be wood? I've love to see a Tele resonator, acoustic with maybe a pickup and completely made out of metal with a maple/rosewood neck!
     
  5. Deeve

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    whu - whuuuut?
    this one's new to me - are you pullin' my leg?
     
  6. Freeman Keller

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    I built four from 100 year old pine barn wood

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    There was an owl living in the barn

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    Auctioned them off for a good cause

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  7. eallen

    eallen Tele-Afflicted

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    Poplar & Cherry with a walnut. The strat is solid oak except tbe fretboard from an old church pew. The headstock label says Pew-Caster.
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  8. Peltogyne

    Peltogyne Tele-Afflicted

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    My avatar Tele is mildly unusual due to being made out of scraps. The back is light weight swamp ash wings on a hard maple center. The top is birdseye maple wings with a flame maple center. The pickguard is made of laminated purpleheart veneer though the color looks more like walnut. I tried to stain the body silver/grey but it didn't work well and you can see some remnants of that.

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  9. Sotakoira Musti

    Sotakoira Musti Tele-Meister

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    Over 100 years old reclaimed and cooked pine.

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    But actually, pine isn’t that unique or rare. The first Teles were made from pine and if I remember correctly, CVs have pine body too.
     
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  10. Gigante_Miguel

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    Ok, it’s not tele shaped, but it’s more or less tele under the hood. The body is made from a scrap of 2x12, probably Douglass fir or whatever.
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  11. Crafty Fox

    Crafty Fox Tele-Afflicted

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    Telecision Bass: Cape Lilac body, Fiddlewood neck, Sheoak fretboard.

    Harlequaster Thinline: Mahogany body with flame Maple/Cherry/Sheoak top and Figured Sheoak back. Maple neck with Sheoak fretboard.
     
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    DonM Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Yes I glued up colored sticks and then turned them down on my lathe. See post 418

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    Nope.


    Here's the Challenge thread.

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  14. guitarbuilder

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    The first time the term "Barncaster" was used at TDPRI. These are Arlo West guitars in progress 2006 at the PineMart factory. Arlo and ( Tom Pierce) were pretty much the reason pine is a thing now for guitar bodies. You had to be here to appreciate the "fad" starting up. Everyone else under the sun jumped on board that year.

    Barncaster #1 on the left with Ye Olde Nail Holes. I had to remove the old forged square nails from the wood. I got the barn wood on Ebay after running out of the other plank pine in the stash. The other two are just premium one piece pine bodies from the Catskills. Slabs were 18-20" wide. That wood plus shipping was about the cost of walnut. I still have a couple planks left. One turned into a table.




    The 2nd or 3rd body below is "Ol Piney". ( probably the one with the arrow(

    The 3rd of the plank was routed for a trem and appeared later in the year or the next year.




    Thank you @Arlo for the good memories.


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    Ol Piney action shot:

     
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    ... one with love from Russia... I mean the friendly folks at the lumber yard who gave the shipping crate wondering why someone would use it for something else than fire wood. The body is white spruce with the thin shipping crate birch plywood on front and back.


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  17. jvin248

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    Douglas Fir and Pine body, Maple and pine laminated neck, walnut fretboard.

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  18. rexhunta

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    West Australian Jarrah about 60 years. Local Timber to us, only grows in the South West region of Australia.

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    Shes got some heft.. this will be a semi hollow body ( 2 piece ). 5.6kg ( 11.6845 pounds) as a solid body.


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    Pete.
     
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    Scraptasticaster II, The Unknown Jupiter:
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    One of two guitars I built out of eight sticks of mahogany-ish wood I saved from the woodstove.
     
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    This is a great thread. Very inspirational!
     
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