Discussion in 'Guitar Building' started by TKOjams, Jul 27, 2013.
Still shooting lacquer and wanted to show off the amazing grain in this piece.
It has a few natural edges around it, but it's a tele right?
Ken, I'm not a Tele guy but this one is makin me drool
Nore am I, but this wood is insane.
which bridge did you get from StewMac. I got a Tele build coming up and was thinkin
of getting the Gotoh Modern Tele Bridge
I used that bridge on a tele that I just assembled. I like it a lot.
STEWMAC.COM : Vintage Style 6-Saddle Bridge For Telecaster
Have you considered a Calaham ?
That Tele of yours is definitely looking great !
I'm a huge proponent of perfect intonation. Having six individual saddles is the only way to achieve this, yet still keep the classic tele bridge style.
No such thing
Besides , after 3 beers , no one cares .
There's always someone who cares, and if it has to be someone, it should be the guy who builds it. LOL
OMG, I'm going to be doing drop fills for ever!!! Some body shoot me now!!!!
I did the first round on the back three days ago, did the first round on the front tonight...Honestly, there has to be at least a hundred so far. I don't care what this wood looks like, it totally sucks to finish.
I drop filled doth sides over the past week or so..
Here's the front after wet sanding with 400 grit.
here it is with some naphtha on it
when it's ready it'll get a final coat of lacquer, mixed 50/50 with thinner, but I have a ways to go before that happens.
I haven't even started drop filling the sides yet, that may take a while to complete.
I was going to finish clear coating a guitar the other day when I noticed a little fine line between the headstock veneer and the mahogany. Took the entire weekend just to get rid of it. Each time I thought 'well that'll do 'er', but of course I'd come back in an hour and it would have sunk a little
too bad you didn't opt for the 'distressed' look....
Yeah, that would've saver a ton of time, but I'm not a fan of distressing/relicing. I like my finishes to look the best I can get them when the instrument is done. That being said... I am leaving some natural edges on the guitar.
my first viewing of this thread. since i'm building a couple of tele's i figured this would be a good place to start. this thing is absolutely killer, dude. terrific job. you have confirmed something i have been flirting with. i have a large piece of cherry burl i've been hoarding for apx 20 years. guess what's gonna happen to it...
really nice job, ken.
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