tung oil/stain/hongkong/speed build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by wedg14, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. wedg14

    wedg14 TDPRI Member

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    My first guitar was a 1985 contemporary fender tele. It came with the H/s/s pickups. So i was always the 'tele' guy around my friends. But i didn't really have the tele sound. I later bought a squier tele thinline which came with h/h pickups. So once again i was the 'tele' guy without the tele sound.

    Well that will change today.

    It's an alder body. Scored from ebay, made by those eden fellers. I first applied some minwax prestain stuff. Then sloped on some minwax colonial pine stain. No wood filler or any of that stuff. I'm not even sure why that stuff is to be used to be honest!!

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    I was amazed how easy it was to do. I'm used to using rattle cans, and not a big of waiting....My next step was acquiring Tru-oil. I couldn't find it anywhere.... So i settled with minwax tung oil(not tru-oil). 8 days later I present you with this stringless wonder.


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  2. ratter

    ratter Tele-Meister

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    Looks good! Around here, Tru-Oil can usually be found at sporting goods or gun shops, sometimes WalMart.
     
  3. Tom_B

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    Wow. That's some gloss you got with the tru-oil. How many coats did you do and what'd you buff it out with?
     
  4. wedg14

    wedg14 TDPRI Member

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    I actually didn't do the neck! Sorry if i mislead anyone!

    I also lied haha! I meant to say Minwax tung oil. Not minwax tru oil. :rolleyes:

    Everymorning i'd get up before work, sand it out with 1500 sand paper. Then I would apply a thin layer with a sponge brush.
     
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