Thinline Tele build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by preeb, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. preeb

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    Please. No commercial stuff on the forum (-;
     
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    Gil how does it feel to build those Leo creations again...? Not feeling the urge to apply cherry pore filler on this one? :)
     
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    There are always a few of Leo's creations around in various build stages and they will probably still be here long after I'm done with the others...
    Currently doing a 1951 Nocaster and 1952 Tele builds. I don't post this because it's boring to see the same type of build again and again... no point there.

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    It probably is to you, Gil - and its time consuming for you too.

    Maybe one day I'll get bored seeing them, but I'm still looking through your old builds. If only I could get out more... :D
     
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    Gil, What wood did you use for the neck on the left?
     
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    Sipo back + Brazilian RW board.
    Look in the first post of this thread for more info.
     
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    Sanding sealer day today...
    Sealed a couple of Blackguards over the blonde stain, a 59 LP and... our lovely Thinline's neck. This neck will need a sealer because Sipo is highly porous so I do just a thin misty barrier coat over the pore filler to get a good leveled high solids base for the thin lacquer coat to follow.

    FB is Masked and the spray rod is screwed into the TR nut drill

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    One thin coat is enough

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    and left to dry for 24 hours before the final clear.

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    So are you saying you spray the yellow blond color, then spray the sealer on blackguards?
     
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    Sure. That's the historically (and only) correct way to do this.
    As if it's not enough that original early 50's Fender blond is a very tricky finish... they had to change the materials and application methods every year between 1950 and 1955 (-;
    There's a certain hue and depth to the old blonds that can only be duplicated with the right materials and application schedule.

    Here's the 1951 Nocaster

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    and here's the 1952 Telecaster

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    Can you tell any difference?
     
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    It looks like the white is closer to the wood on the 51 than on the 52.
     
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    Nope (-;
     
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    You use that little compressor to spray guitars? I tried to use a similar one once and it just didn't cut it. What's the secret Gil?
     
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    Fantastic build and step by step pictures, if they built them like this at the factory they would cost a fortune! I don't know how they get the Squier thinline out the door for $349!
    Very nice work.
     
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    I can't really see a difference except for the Nocaster looks like the sides are darker. I remember reading an article from Dan Erlewine, he said the same thing as you do, that sealer was sprayed over the color, but George Fullerton said there was no way they would have done that. It makes since that they would have though, because the old blackguards always seem to have a more milky look to the color. I've got a few Blackguard bodies I'm in the process of spraying now, I think I'll give it a try.
     
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    No secrets... LOL It's not so little as it appears on that photo... (-;
    It's a 3 HP compressor and guitars don't require much as long as the right gun and set up are used. I have a larger 5 HP compressor that doesn't see much use. I plan to use it in a fixed closed air system for power tools in the new shop.
     
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    Gil -

    Finding new posts in your build threads is like opening a birthday present every single time... I am not kidding either!
     
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    Besides the wiring channel and the crooked ferrule hole?
     
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    Wiring channel! Geez I can't believe I missed that!
     
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    Hey Mister Yaron, today should be your bithday. Isnt it???
    All the best for you and thanks for keep teaching us.

    greetings Angel
     
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    Did you say BIRTHDAY ?!?
    PRESENT ?!?
     
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