Tooled leather covered Tele

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by ChipTracy, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. ChipTracy

    ChipTracy TDPRI Member

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    Hey y'all,

    I thought I would share some pictures of my most recent build. It's a tooled leather style covered tele with a Birdseye maple neck. I call it The Sheriff.

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  2. teletimetx

    teletimetx Doctor of Teleocity

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    Hotdamn! that's a fine looking tele. Great leather work!
     
  3. fretman_2

    fretman_2 Friend of Leo's

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    Double Hotdamn! That is super sweet!

     
  4. MichaelAa

    MichaelAa Tele-Holic

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    Wow, that`s really cool. Great work :)
     
  5. dan1952

    dan1952 Friend of Leo's

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    Nice work!
     
  6. fendertx

    fendertx Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    That's impressive, have you done leather work before? Or did you just dive in?
    The badge is a perfect accent!
     
  7. Badabing

    Badabing Friend of Leo's

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    Put Leather all around it so your buckle don't scratch the back!-Hank Jr.

     
  8. songwriter_ric

    songwriter_ric TDPRI Member

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    Nice work!! i've actually been looking for something special to do to a '05 American standard Tele I've acquired that has a few body scratches. I've knocked around some custom paint colors and I've also thought about the leather...
     
  9. stankepanck

    stankepanck Tele-Holic

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    Looks sweet! Does the leather rub your arm on the corner while playing? That was my first thought.
     
  10. ChipTracy

    ChipTracy TDPRI Member

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    Thanks y'all!

    No I've never done leatherwork before. I'll admit I cheated a little. The material was purchased already tooled. I did everything else. The lacing is the real challenge. Talk about tedious and will leave your fingers raw!
     
  11. ChipTracy

    ChipTracy TDPRI Member

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    Unfortunately, yes, it does rub your arm a bit. I have a Waylon tele as well, so I've gotten used to it over time. Having your sleeve in between the skin and the leather helps. It's nothing too bad. We're all badass rockstars after all, right?….right? :lol:
     
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    telex76 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Looks good.
     
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