Whats your latest Tele Builds? - ( Pics) 2 builds here~1Pine & 1Ash

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  1. DonM

    DonM Member

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    Kelly Industries NY - 140 year old Pine - also getting a no truss fat neck from Kelly - probably going to
    use my ))#* pickup set in the pine fat nect to imitate a 1949 prototype????
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    JayDawg Ash - Blondie -- going to use a tapped bridge pup - one that mimics Jimmy Pages Led Zep ! era Dragon Tele (his started life as a blond) I'm going to add a neck pup - but it sure makes a cool Esquire - maybe I'll leave it as a Esquire? ( Any Votes?)
    and the other tap Steve Croppers blond 62 Esquire - two push pull pots one will turn on the tap,
    the other will eliminate the tone circuit when pulled up - using Glendales 60's interpretation of the threaded saddles of the late 50's -

    PS... ( Parts are just setting on top both guitars and necks are not mounted yet..)
     
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    Beautiful, Don! I love the "Atom Heart Mother" milk cow pickguard on #1 (pine tele). Is that one finished (stained)?

    Love to see those "knots", lovely!
     
  3. DonM

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    thanks,
    just all in parts still - Pine has no finish -- maybe just light coast of lacquer soon? the maker suggest Shellac
     
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    Shellac is a Great finish on Piners & it ain't toxic!
    Nice lookin piece of ash, too.
     
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    Not a traditional tele by a long ways, but:

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    I think Esquire is the way to stay with this new build-
    It already looks allot like Steve Croppers 62' I even got the pickgaurd right - single ply 8 hole ~
     
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    I like it, where did you get the body?

     
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    bailout here on the forum made it. Very easy to work with, great guy.
     
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    I've finished these three so far this month - the Esquire and the Pinecaster have your pickups Don - I have a couple more to finish up before I go back to work next month. Bummer - :jo

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  10. Pa'ani

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    Great Tele builds and workmanship, very cool looking Tele's...
     
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    just getting better and better.. really nice work...
     

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