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post #1 of 11 Old 02-21-2012, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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Block of wood to finished Guitar in 1 Day

This was a glued up chunk of wood this morning.I decided to make a Telecaster instead of my usual Stratocaster.Its pretty basic Tele tho.African Mahogany capped with Bubinga and routed to vintage style.
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***For the record*** Ive made hundreds of guitar bodies,never put one together and cant play a note.
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Getting back to your roots huh? Sweet! I don't recall you doing a lot of capped bodies in the past, is that new?

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Thanks,I probably havent sold but 10-15 capped Tele's or Strats.Ive been mostly making Strats but I need to be more versatile in my selling.Making the same thing everyday gets boring.Its kinda weird , sometimes I have a really ugly grained body and someone will snap it right up.

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looks nice,

A friend has asked me if I might be interested in making him a left handed Telecaster.
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looks nice,

A friend has asked me if I might be interested in making him a left handed Telecaster.
Go for it.You can get a print online or just copy one .

***For the record*** Ive made hundreds of guitar bodies,never put one together and cant play a note.
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Nice job Itchy
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Go for it.You can get a print online or just copy one .
Thanks for the encouragement. I'll see what I can find for a print.
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I don't know anything about guitars, acoustic, or electric. But, that looks like some fine work there, Itchy. But, all the ones I've seen of yours are mighty fine.
Just curious....what is the difference in a capped one and one not capped? And, why not laminate, say Walnut between Maple, or some such? Maybe laminate contrasting wood lengthwise? Too wild?

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I don't know anything about guitars, acoustic, or electric. But, that looks like some fine work there, Itchy. But, all the ones I've seen of yours are mighty fine.
Just curious....what is the difference in a capped one and one not capped? And, why not laminate, say Walnut between Maple, or some such? Maybe laminate contrasting wood lengthwise? Too wild?
Capped just means one type of wood glues on top of the other so the front is different than the back.Ive made a few with walnut on top and bottom with a thin maple accent line in between.Sort of like a Tele George Harrison used to play.Personally,I cant play or sing a note.My brother taught me the guitar building and what little I know about Guitars.

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you've inspired me to do some reading on electric guitar building. I've just added a new project to my list even though i don't really play, it'd still be cool!

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Itchy you always amaze me with your skills, great job, and, as you know we need progress pictures . Sorry buddy but that is just the way of the forum.
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