What's on your workbench today?

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by guitarbuilder, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. lbridenstine

    lbridenstine Friend of Leo's

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    Pauleo, wow! What's the top wood in the middle pictures?
     
  2. DrASATele

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    Yeah, wholly cows. Those are beautiful Pauleo!
     
  3. metecem

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    I love last minute stuff.... Some I can cope with, some are just plain not possible for me.... My favourite is: I think I do want a pickup at the neck.... After finishing lacquering...
     
  4. metecem

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    Hossa....
     
  5. Mark Grant

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    Spent some time this week hand making pickups for this one. ImageUploadedByTDPRI1426254347.623556.jpg ImageUploadedByTDPRI1426254363.022941.jpg ImageUploadedByTDPRI1426254400.390036.jpg
     
  6. Pauleo

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    Lisa, that top is spalted maple....really soft spalted maple. The blue spots on it is chrysicolla dust I used to plug up voids and some uneven areas in the wood.
     
  7. DrASATele

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    Oh, man I haven't had that happen...yet! I did have a friend say he'd rather a Bigby than a standard Tele bridge, after I drilled and place the string through ferrules. I always say it's the guitar that got modded before it even left the shop!

    drool.... digging your work a lot mark. Do you make full sized covers w/ sides or is it more like a face cover? and how thick is the stock you start with? I have a build where I think this sort of craftmanship would really elevate the look.
     
  8. Mark Grant

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    It was about .25" when I started. Milled it down to .1" they are flat sides are open like a Tele bridge pickup. Twine wrapped and all. ImageUploadedByTDPRI1426256987.827946.jpg
     
  9. Barncaster

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    Excellent! The string/ twine wrap is definitely underutilized in modern pickup making/ finishing. It's a touch of old school craftsmanship that a plastic cover just can't measure up to. I'd still like to see a butterscotch Strat with a black Bakelite guard and black string/ twine wraps on the three pups. Sweeeeeet. (If Glen were still with us I'm sure he'd find us a picture) :)

    Rob
     
  10. nickhofen

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    Very nice,all of them and especially this one with the splayed maple.
     
  11. nickhofen

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    Cool.
    Mark are we going to hear any sound clips?
     
  12. DrASATele

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    yeah he would!

    That sounds like a fantastic guitar Rob. If I ever get to building a Strat I might have to go that way.
     
  13. telemaster7082

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    Got this as a very rough and badly painted affinity strat. Sanded it down, primed/sanded/primed/sanded/paint/sand/paint/poly.

    First time I have done the whole paint route, and although it didnt turn out perfect, the result was satisfying.

    Has the stock pickgaurd, alpha pots, orange drop cap, 5 way switch, GFS "vintage" pickups, GFS bridge.

    The neck I got with it is a rosewood board, but has been lacquered and I am not fond of the lacquer finish, so I am looking to trade it.
     
  14. Blue Bill

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    Wow, some great work here. Pauleo, wow, wow, terrific colors and finish.
     
  15. Mark Grant

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    Thank you so much Rob. I think you're going to dig what I'm cooking up over here. Falls somewhere near what you laid out above.
     
  16. bluesfordan

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    It's alive, it's alive

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    weighs 8 pounds even according to bathroom scale, resonant as can be. I keep walking into my music room and going "well, hello there". :lol:

    Been getting my inner Gordon Sumner on, yeah I know it's not a '51 I don't care :D

    Hey, next build :D
     
  17. nickhofen

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    Nice color!!!
     
  18. trev333

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    I screwed/wired Browny together this morning... 3 way/ 2 volumes/no tone..for a try out...:)

    I thought the scale said 6.66 lbs at first...:eek:...

    but it was a respectable 6.55 lbs...:cool:

    first nude shot... no G string...or any others :lol:...
     

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  19. tnt423

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    Buffed and assembled only to find out I'm short in my last pack of strings
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    That's Ok need to go over it with some swirl remover anyway.
     
  20. DrASATele

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    Very , nice, I dig the color!
     
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