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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by guitarbuilder, Nov 26, 2011.
Pauleo, wow! What's the top wood in the middle pictures?
Yeah, wholly cows. Those are beautiful Pauleo!
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...
Spent some time this week hand making pickups for this one.
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.
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.
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.
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)
Very nice,all of them and especially this one with the splayed maple.
Mark are we going to hear any sound clips?
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.
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.
Wow, some great work here. Pauleo, wow, wow, terrific colors and finish.
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.
It's alive, it's alive
weighs 8 pounds even according to bathroom scale, resonant as can be. I keep walking into my music room and going "well, hello there".
Been getting my inner Gordon Sumner on, yeah I know it's not a '51 I don't care
Hey, next build
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......
but it was a respectable 6.55 lbs...
first nude shot... no G string...or any others ...
Buffed and assembled only to find out I'm short in my last pack of strings
That's Ok need to go over it with some swirl remover anyway.
Very , nice, I dig the color!