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To repair or re-design? Opinions please...

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by jamorudd, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Telefied Ad Free Member

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    A really nice result!
     
  2. Nick JD

    Nick JD Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    That's popped the binding something wicked!
     
  3. love4god

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    man that looks great very good work
    godbless :D
     
  4. jamorudd

    jamorudd Tele-Afflicted

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    Thanks everyone for all the positive feedback. It means a lot.

    However, I now find myself faced with a new dilemma...

    Here's the guitar with the neck I've been building for it:[​IMG]

    But I've realized it looks much better with a dark FB:
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    Unfortunately that neck is for a different build, so I think I will cut a ziricote blank this evening and use one of my Birdseye maple neck blanks.

    My dilemma comes with the headstock. I want the truss rod to be Head stock adjust, and I'm torn between the simpler but less traditional 3x3 angled headstock or attempting a tele headstock with head adjust, which seems like a lot of work.

    And option three, which I just thought of while typing this: anyone seen a solid ziricote neck before?
     
  5. metecem

    metecem Friend of Leo's

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    Do an agled back tele headstock and you'll have both.

    I did that recently and it actually looks very good.
     
  6. jamorudd

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    Making a fret board:
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    The rest of that ziricote will be becoming uke sets, I believe...
     
  7. jamorudd

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  8. jamorudd

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    I'm considering "sunbursting" the neck, similar to this:



    Thoughts? Would this look strange on a bolt on?
     
  9. jamorudd

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    Shaped the neck:
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  10. jamorudd

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    Sanded and buffed out the top:

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  11. jamorudd

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    Finishing the neck:
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    I'll shoot some clear over the next couple days, then some waiting...

    Still need to make a cut and control cavity cover.
     
  12. jamorudd

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    This one is mighty close now. Just waiting on tuners and pickups. The only work left is to make the control cover and drill neck mounting holes, which I am waiting for tuners for.

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  13. adjason

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    Hey this thing is looking good- nice job on this one
     
  14. R. Stratenstein

    R. Stratenstein Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I think the neck burst picks up the body burst really well, and they look great! Nice job.
     
  15. RogerC

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    You're really outdone yourself, Jamison! The neck burst takes it to another level.
     
  16. jamorudd

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    Thanks y'all! My main goal is always to make noticeable improvement, and this one is far from perfect, but I definitely think I did that.

    The dark bursted areas sure aren't forgiving with minor finish issues though! Not to mention, I went a bit heavy on the buffing compound, and so a couple tiny spots stick out like a sore thumb because they still have the buffing compound stuck in them. I'll have to go through and tidy all that up before this is declared finished.
     
  17. jamorudd

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    Buying tuners tomorrow, and should have this one up and running on Wednesday!

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  18. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

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    Hey Jamison,
    I have the same amp and I love it with a reverb pedal in front of it. That big15" driver can move a lot of air!
    Rob
     
  19. jamorudd

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    I love it! Can I ask, have you done any worthwhile mods to yours? I hear of lots of people changing stuff out in them, but I'm very happy with it as is...

    On a similar note, I also picked up this little guy at an antique store for $10 last week. I soldered a 1/4" plug to the end of the wires the other day, and am getting one of those Smokey amps to velcro to the inside of it and have a fun little portable amp, if all goes according to plan.

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  20. src9000

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    Wow, Jam. That looks great.
     
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