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Pinewood Derby!

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gkoelling

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A few months ago I posted a couple threads with questions about pine bodied Tele's.

Here's the end result.

Guitar Mill cream bound body, natural gloss

All Parts TMO-C neck in clear gloss

Gotoh tuners

Callaham control plate, pickguard, neck plate & knobs

Vitamin Q PIO cap

CTS pots

CRL switch

Electrosocket

Switchcraft jack

Glendale bridge & saddles

Don Mare Super Sport bridge and S-Telly neck

etc., etc., etc.




Please post your pine bodies!

Thanks

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Bo Faulkner

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That is a sweet looking piece of pine! Actually It appears to be the average run o the mill southern yellow pine used for construction. Turned out fantastic! I LOVE the natural with double cream binding. Has anyone ever done one out of old school heartpine? (I know that would be alot heavier) I may have to keep my eye out in the scrap pile for my next guitar! How thick does the body measure? Wondering if the 1-1/2" stuff I deal with would suffice.

I'd like to see some more pics of the end grain at the upper and lower bout. +1 on the tone report!
 

gkoelling

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More end grain...



top edge...



I can't really give a tone report yet. I've played it very little today and my arthritis is making things difficult.

Whatever you do, don't get old.
 

JUSTJOB

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That is a sweet looking piece of pine! Actually It appears to be the average run o the mill southern yellow pine used for construction. Turned out fantastic! I LOVE the natural with double cream binding. Has anyone ever done one out of old school heartpine? (I know that would be alot heavier) I may have to keep my eye out in the scrap pile for my next guitar! How thick does the body measure? Wondering if the 1-1/2" stuff I deal with would suffice.

I'd like to see some more pics of the end grain at the upper and lower bout. +1 on the tone report!
It seems to be constructed of good old Northern White Pine, and actually should be very very light in weight. That guitar looks very nice too I might add!
Best Regards!
 

gkoelling

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It seems to be constructed of good old Northern White Pine, and actually should be very very light in weight. That guitar looks very nice too I might add!
Best Regards!
Thanks, JUSTJOB

I believe the body is northern, or sugar, pine. It weighed just 3 pounds, 3 ounces. I don't know yet what the completed guitar weighs.


Sweet!!

Beautiful grain pattern and the pick guard works great on it. :AOK

Thanks for posting.

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Chris Rice

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I learned so much about woodworking (among other things) from the pinewood derby with the Boy Scouts. My first year I didn't get all the way down the track. Next year pulled first in the pack. Year after that got second place in the district finals.

Can you pick out the pines? ;)
 

Elmer

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Damn, y'all got some sweet lookin' wood... I had no idea pine guitars even existed.

Nice!
 
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