first guitar-Telecaster for charity

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Project by Mikesawdust posted 06-18-2017 01:01 PM 1300 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I,m building this one and a Stratocaster for a charity event we hold each year for the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Warrior Foundation, the strat is taking longer.
The body is sepele with a bookmathed tiger maple top and a bookmatched sapele back that included some Pommele figure. The neck is cherry with a maple accent and a desert Iron wood fretboard. The nut is a colorful piece of mammoth ivory. all the hardware is Fender original but the pickups are Seymour Duncan. The finish is a black dye with Shellac over it.

I would like to give special thanks to Stefano who run the Aviano AB, Woodskills Center and Dennis who is a professional guitar builder, both were critical to me achieving success. Stefano has been building guitars for many years and Dennis produces amazing instruments. Between there knowledge and the use of professional grade tools and jigs, I was able to produce a beautiful project. Dennis also rocks at fretting and leveling the frets, he has already fretted the Stratocaster and promised to help me with this one. I’ll add a picture of the strat neck, it’s fretted.

-- You never cut a piece to short, you are just prepping that piece for a future project

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Jim Sellers

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#1 posted 06-18-2017 06:19 PM

very nice. I have much respect for instrument makers. Only highly skilled craftsman can accomplish such pieces.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#2 posted 06-18-2017 09:45 PM

You did a great job on this guitar.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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