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post #1 of 11 Old 10-23-2012, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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Walnut Telecaster

I decided to switch up and make a vintage style Telecaster.
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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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post #2 of 11 Old 10-24-2012, 03:43 AM
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Looks nice, I want to make a custom guitar, maybe you are the man to steer me on the right path.

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Gotta love walnut. Looks great man.
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Another beauty.

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That's going to be gorgeous! Will you be making the neck or ordering pre-made? I had a chance to pick up some 10/4 and 8/4 walnut last weekend that would've been perfect for making guitars, but I don't have a way of milling down to a usable size, so I passed. I do love me some walnut, though
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That body looks great, but isn't it going to be really heavy to play? I love some of the better sounds out of heavier woods and the sustain is usually a lot better also, but the extra weight is a killer on 4 hour shows.
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Its 5 LBS.Not too bad.I could probably got it down to 4.5 LBS.by cutting arm and belly reliefs in it.Walnut Tele's usually are 5-6 LBS.Just the body.

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Wow, that seems heavy to me for just a body, but I never owned a tele, have played a few but never owned one. I actually only own one acoustic guitar. I have two electric basses that one is fretless and then a double bass that I play acoustic shows with.
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Wow, that seems heavy to me for just a body, but I never owned a tele, have played a few but never owned one. I actually only own one acoustic guitar. I have two electric basses that one is fretless and then a double bass that I play acoustic shows with.
5 is probably average especially for Walnut,swamp ash and alder are usually lighter but dont look as nice as walnut.Ive sold them at a little over 7 LBS.maybe they sit down , LOL

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Yeah, that weight is nothin'. Here's a pic of my last telecaster build






I did use a lightweight mix, though, so it only came in at 12.5 lbs
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Yeah, that weight is nothin'. Here's a pic of my last telecaster build






I did use a lightweight mix, though, so it only came in at 12.5 lbs
Hahahaha,A redneck Tele!!

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