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What's on your workbench today?

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

  1. Liggett Guitars

    Liggett Guitars TDPRI Member Vendor Member

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    Blackguard. Mahogany body, black limba neck, flame maple fretboard. Evo frets, handwound pickups, non toxic milk paint finish.
     
  2. epizootics

    epizootics Tele-Meister

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    Wow. So many things I like in the same guitar. The way you angled the flame pattern relative to the frets and how it follows the downward V shape suggested by the horn & butt of the guitar is incredible. Kudos for giving flamed wood an actual function where too often it is just slapped onto a design for no purpose. The strong lines of the headstock pointing in the other direction with a softer angle add what Kandinsky called 'rhythm' to the overall shape. That's a beautiful use of composition :)


    ps: I just had a look at your website, you might have built the only guitar with a burl top and a fanned fretboard that makes visual sense to me!
     
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  3. Liggett Guitars

    Liggett Guitars TDPRI Member Vendor Member

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    High praise! Thanks so much, I appreciate the kind words!
     
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  4. dougstrum

    dougstrum Friend of Leo's

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    Finished up the blue guitar:cool: I really like the filtertrons super clear and no hum.
    The metallic blue changes as light hits it, and I like the way it's reflected in the metal hardware. Nice light weight guitar can't wait to try it in a band setting. IMG_20201109_133141812_HDR.jpg IMG_20201109_133445501_HDR.jpg IMG_20201109_165854361_HDR.jpg just need strap buttons and a little cleanup:)
     
  5. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    I LIKE it! :D
     
  6. dougstrum

    dougstrum Friend of Leo's

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    Me too~always nice to end up satisfied with the result;)
     
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  7. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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  8. LeftFinger

    LeftFinger Friend of Leo's

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    Its that time of year two moose to cut up should be enough meat for this winter and beyond:D
     
  9. Guy Guyatone

    Guy Guyatone TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    Re: Post #17884

    I’ve been working on my pair of factory-reject Lâg guitars. They were evidently rejected for finishing problems with the poly which I have been cleaning up from the neck, fretboard and body. I tested a couple of pickup options just to see what they look like:

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  10. Engraver-60

    Engraver-60 Friend of Leo's

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    This is part of what's been keeping me from building my guitars:

    I call it the "no man is an":
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    The solid maple butcher block had to be delivered 2 times (first one was cracked head to toe during transit). I cut off 12 inches of the 50" length, and that will become a real cutting board, so the top of this thing can stay pristine.

    I used up a 2" thick KD Poplar x 8" wide x 7' long that was supposed to be a Strat and P-Bass body - Oh Well. I had that board for 14 years, and LP's are more my interest now, and it kept me from going and getting lumber at the local hardwood store.
     
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  11. Moodivarius

    Moodivarius Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Drilled another hole for the Tone pot, & milled out slot for selector switch.

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    Used a small CNC bit in my mill. Put down a nice cloth between body & mill table. Clamped body to table. Just had to mill through about 1/4”. Made about 8 passes so it wouldn’t chip out anything.

    Scott
     
  12. mefgames

    mefgames Friend of Leo's Double Platinum Supporter

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    Just finished this sit/stand desk. I bought the pedestal and built the top from the same solid Mahogany I used for the Vox Phantom IV.


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  13. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Glued up wood for...............something :lol:

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    Dave


    Marty! :p:p:p:p:D
     
  14. Ripthorn

    Ripthorn Friend of Leo's

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    Finished Graviton #2

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  15. Ripthorn

    Ripthorn Friend of Leo's

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    Also started a new project: the Dipole Electric Mandolin:

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    Never played a mandolin, so thought I would make one to try out.
     
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  16. peterg

    peterg Tele-Meister

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    Wow!
     
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  17. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Hmmm the former Ham radio operator in me is intrigued :twisted:

    Dave
     
  18. Moodivarius

    Moodivarius Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Got my custom Rainville Audio Tele pickup set mounted this evening.



    Matt’s Instagram post of my pickups.

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    I really like the bridge cover ring, I requested Matt to do.
    The neck ring is a common part. Both him & I searched the internet for a source & could not come up with the Tele bridge ring. I could find ones for Strat pickups, so I suggested Matt to use a Strat bobbin on a Tele baseplate. He agreed to build it. He had to do a custom fix to get the cover connected to the base-plate, but it worked.
    Matt said it is One of a Kind.

    I just threw on the Chicken knobs, to see if black would look good. Might put chrome knobs & change the stainless bridge to a chrome one as well. Still deciding.
    4-way switch Tele wiring tomorrow evening.


    Scott
     
  19. Ripthorn

    Ripthorn Friend of Leo's

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    Mandolin fretboard all slotted, radiused, and bound. Waiting for inlay...


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  20. Jim_in_PA

    Jim_in_PA Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    My older daughter wanted a banana stand for her apartment, so that is what occupied my CNC and bench yesterday after I surfaced the body blank for the bass project. Now she can hang her bananas like a civilized person. :D

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