This guitar is now off the bench and plays like it should. The laminated neck turned out great. I retained only the pups and the customized pickguard. Finished with Tru Oil. Went with Gotoh hardware in Cosmo Black.Rebuilding a Tele I bought at a charity fundraiser a few years ago. A kid made it and it was a good cause. However I never liked the heavy finish, the hardware or the neck and it wouldn’t intonate. Found the purchased neck was not made properly and stuff wasn’t lined up as good as it should be. It was unplayable but it had a good story. So I decided to rehab this thing. Found a lovely piece of solid spalted maple as the body. Needed to rework the neck pocket and such so I decided to try my hands at a laminated neck and carry it through the body. Here’s progress so far. Ready to carve the neck.
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