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Wheelie's Former Challenge Build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Wheelie, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. Ronsonic

    Ronsonic Tele-Afflicted

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    P/U ring. Let the wood show.
     
  2. Barncaster

    Barncaster Doctor of Teleocity

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    The wood is beautiful but it is not highly figured. My preference is for the pickguard. I think Axedaddy is right, it dresses the straight grained wood up. My $.02. But maybe white is not it. I bet a thick antique tortoise guard would knock it put of the park.
    ;-)

    Rob
     
  3. anyone

    anyone Tele-Holic

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    Ya know, I think the pickguard actually emphasizes the beauty of the wood that it doesn't cover. Looks fantastic either way, but I think it looks the most compelling with the pg.
    Cheers!
    Chris

    edit: I just noticed that I'm in good company! (Heya, Rob.)
     
  4. Guitar novice

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  5. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Teles need pickguards.

    Man that's a beautifully finished piece of wood, though....
     
  6. BluesBlooded

    BluesBlooded Friend of Leo's

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    I'm going with the no pickguard look on mine and now your pictures is making me wonder if I'm not wrong. I prefer your's with the pickguard.
     
  7. Wheelie

    Wheelie Tele-Meister

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    Hey Chris, I wondered if anyone was following this thread.:lol:

    I'm leaning toward the pick guard even though before leaving the shop last night I installed the ring. I was quite sure that was the right choice.
    When I look at the picture with the pickup ring and I see a nice guitar. With the pick guard in place I see a Tele.
     
  8. Wheelie

    Wheelie Tele-Meister

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    I like a lot. I had been using the older style Stew Mac buffer for a few years, it belongs to a friend, and found that to be a very nice machine. This was payment for a custom build I will be completing next week. The extra inches here and there are immediately noticeable, some definite advantages over the previous version.

    Worth the $650 (the cost of the complete setup with wheels, compound, motor ...)? Well, yes, maybe. If you had access to a milling machine and an engine lathe, and were a good scrounger you could duplicate this for around $400 or even less depending what you have laying around or if you took some shortcuts on materials and parts. This is a well built, quality machine so I would say that the price is fair, maybe on the high side of fair but not out of line.

    Would I have bought one? Well I'm a bit cheap and was quite happy with the old version I was using which I could have duplicated with the Shop Fox 30" buffing arbor and a few other parts for quite a bit less than what this one costs.

    After using this new one, and knowing that I have a neck thru that will be in finish in a few weeks which will need the extra space provided by this design, I would buy one.
     
  9. Guitar novice

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    Thanks for that. Its now on the ever expanding tools to get list.

    Cheers
     
  10. Wheelie

    Wheelie Tele-Meister

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    I finished the guitar today after work, but left the camera at home and I've got no pictures to show you guys. Does that mean it didn't really happen?
     
  11. Allthesound

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    Only if you believe it didn't happen ;)

    They are worth waiting a lil longer for, of that i have no doubt. :)
     
  12. Captain Nutslot

    Captain Nutslot Friend of Leo's

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    looks pro, i love the white pickguard on this! great job
     
  13. kwerk

    kwerk Poster Extraordinaire

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    Let's get those pics and vid up, please!
     
  14. Wheelie

    Wheelie Tele-Meister

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    Thanks CJ,
    Wait 'til you hear it, sounds fabulous too. Which leads me to...

    Extenuating circumstances Phil, but I'll make the deadline.
     
  15. oldrebel

    oldrebel Friend of Leo's

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    Can't wait to see and hear the finished results!!
     
  16. Wheelie

    Wheelie Tele-Meister

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  17. TDPRI

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    Sorry to inform you that you missed the video deadline and your build is Disqualified.

    We'll close your thread for now. A bit later we'll reopen it and move it to the DIY forum for you.
     
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