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Maple Tele start to finish (lots of photos)

 
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:16 pm    Post subject: Maple Tele start to finish (lots of photos) Reply with quote

Made this a few weeks ago for a guy that I work with. Maple body, maple neck, ebony fret markers, mahogany skunk stripe, pickup by toez10, finished in tru oil.
I freehanded the headstock and body shape, so it's not an exact telecaster exact shape, but I am pretty happy with the way it turned out.















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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

beautiful! thats really close for freehand work
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! I also made the body a lot thinner than a normal tele, otherwise it would have weighed a ton.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

holyCATS1415 wrote:
Thanks! I also made the body a lot thinner than a normal tele, otherwise it would have weighed a ton.


yeah i cant imagine a full size maple telly-- would be heavier than an old les paul
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

holySHIT holyCATS, that's nice!

You have anymore truss rod installation pics
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a great biuld. How thick is the body? Looks like 38 mm like Mustang. I'm working on a guitar that will have 38 mm body at the moment, but have a lot of problems with it. Mostly because I don't have a workshop, so I'm building in the kitchen, what is totally inconvinient.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! I used a router and a table jig that a friend of mine made to cut the slot for the truss rod, I forgot to take pictures that day though. The body is 1 1/4" thick.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was the fret-placement math fun? I bet it was fun.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ther are charts for that. All you have to do is measure.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fret placement just involves a set of digital calipers and a chart. Tedious but not too bad.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's no fun.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That neck looks superb!..especially as youve free handed the headstock... Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

amazing work as always dude. the skunk stripe looks great.

charts are good for quick scale length placement, but with the maths you could make some odd scale lengths.
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