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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:09 pm 
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I finished this a couple of weeks ago. I did all the construction and assembly and sent it to my local luthier for final setup. I posted on another thread and quickly removed it as I felt I might be jacking the thread. Anyways, here it goes.

It's not an Electra, it's a home built tele. I have a pretty neat 5 way setup that gives me an extra "out of phase" setting, and also an acoustic sounding position. The body is ash and walnut, the neck I didn't make and it is Japanese. The neck I picked up off of ebay for $81 including shipping and it was new, unfinished. That neck rocks! I really feel I stole it, but who knows. Anyway, pics are below.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:23 pm 
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Nice!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:38 pm 
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Thank you. Thank you.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:53 pm 
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Nice work! :up:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:18 pm 
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:love: 8) I like it great work. Wish I had the talent to do that. :up: :up:

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:28 pm 
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Mortarman, thank you. I would like to add you could definitely do this. I learned from surfing the web and looking at sites like these. I don't want to drive traffic away from here, but I definitely recommend the "tele home depot" sub forum at tdpri.com if you are interested in doing this. I literally learned everything I know from reading other people's build posts on that forum. It is an invaluable tool and an unforseen advantage for me of the internet.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:02 am 
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What a fantastic, unique-looking guitar! I don't play Teles worth s*** or I'd be copying you right now!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:58 am 
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Thanks Jack. The only thing I would do different with that body is try to piece the wood together so that the standard position for the control rout would be centered on the walnut "line".


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:17 pm 
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Tele depot is a great site - and not just tele stuff, but just guitar stuff in general.

Your guitar looks awesome sandspur. For the love of pete - don't let anyone talk you into 'finishing' the body!

I dig the orange Scout as well. :oops:


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:41 am 
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The body is finished, but I used very thin coats of wipe on poly and I also did not use any grain filler. It took awhile to finish because of this but it left a very thin, durable finish on it. Thanks for the comment on the guitar and the Scout. I was wondering when someone would notice it :) I will never get rid of that old Scout. It is too much darn fun :D


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:43 am 
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Redeye wrote:

I dig the orange Scout as well. :oops:


... exactly what I was thinking :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:45 am 
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thanks again. I thought they looked good together.


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