1. Win a Broadcaster or one of 3 Teles! The annual Supporting Member Giveaway is on. To enter Click Here. To see all the prizes and full details Click Here. To view the thread about the giveaway Click Here.

What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. lbridenstine

    lbridenstine Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    3,062
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2013
    Location:
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Pauleo, wow! What's the top wood in the middle pictures?
     
  2. DrASATele

    DrASATele Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    6,640
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2012
    Location:
    North of Boston
    Yeah, wholly cows. Those are beautiful Pauleo!
     
  3. metecem

    metecem Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    2,382
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2009
    Location:
    Dierberg, Rheinsberg, Germany
    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

    metecem Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    2,382
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2009
    Location:
    Dierberg, Rheinsberg, Germany
    Hossa....
     
  5. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,364
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2012
    Location:
    Northern California
    Spent some time this week hand making pickups for this one. ImageUploadedByTDPRI1426254347.623556.jpg ImageUploadedByTDPRI1426254363.022941.jpg ImageUploadedByTDPRI1426254400.390036.jpg
     
  6. Pauleo

    Pauleo Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    143
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Location:
    Baltimore

    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

    DrASATele Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    6,640
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2012
    Location:
    North of Boston
    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

    Mark Grant Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,364
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2012
    Location:
    Northern California

    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

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

    Posts:
    10,976
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2010
    Location:
    Northern California
    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

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    4,255
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2010
    Location:
    HELLAS, Land Of Heroes .
    Very nice,all of them and especially this one with the splayed maple.
     
  11. nickhofen

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    4,255
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2010
    Location:
    HELLAS, Land Of Heroes .
    Cool.
    Mark are we going to hear any sound clips?
     
  12. DrASATele

    DrASATele Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    6,640
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2012
    Location:
    North of Boston
    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

    telemaster7082 Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    34
    Posts:
    1,022
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2010
    Location:
    Ottawa, Canada
    image-2271062362.jpg

    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

    Blue Bill Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    8,298
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2014
    Location:
    Maine
    Wow, some great work here. Pauleo, wow, wow, terrific colors and finish.
     
  15. Mark Grant

    Mark Grant Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,364
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2012
    Location:
    Northern California

    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

    bluesfordan Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Posts:
    2,788
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2006
    Location:
    Nashua NH
    It's alive, it's alive

    [​IMG]

    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

    nickhofen Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    4,255
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2010
    Location:
    HELLAS, Land Of Heroes .
    Nice color!!!
     
  18. trev333

    trev333 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    26,728
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2009
    Location:
    Coolum Beach,Australia
    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:...
     

    Attached Files:

  19. tnt423

    tnt423 Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    489
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2008
    Location:
    StLouis area
    Buffed and assembled only to find out I'm short in my last pack of strings
    [​IMG]
    That's Ok need to go over it with some swirl remover anyway.
     
  20. DrASATele

    DrASATele Poster Extraordinaire

    Posts:
    6,640
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2012
    Location:
    North of Boston
    Very , nice, I dig the color!
     
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.