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Project by tdv posted 01-06-2019 07:37 PM 3996 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sorry I’ve not been around in a while retirement is a busy job. But Happy New year to all my Lumberjack pals. Anyway this is what I’ve been working on recently. I always wanted a George Harrison rosewood Telecaster but without £15,000 spare it was “Make it yourself time” I couldn’t find any pieces of Rosewood in the UK that A) Were big enough for the build or B) that I could afford so I used up some pieces of American Black Walnut that were in my off cut bin 4 pieces book matched and sliced through the middle and glued back together with a maple veneer for interest. I created some acoustic chambers for lightness and resonance and it works great. I made the edge binding from flamed maple and steam bent it to approximate shape using my wife curling tongs (with permission of course)

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#1 posted 01-06-2019 08:15 PM

Wow what a beautiful guitar trevor, very fine workmanship as always, I look forward to seeing your Les Paul when it’s done. Great to see you on Ljs.


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#2 posted 01-06-2019 08:53 PM

Beautiful Guitar. I love the Tele. sound and Drive.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#3 posted 01-06-2019 10:26 PM

Looks great! How hard are they to wire? Thanks!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#5 posted 01-07-2019 02:32 PM

A great looking job. Your build with the book matching is right on.

That’s something to be proud of. And that it makes music is a real bonus.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#6 posted 01-07-2019 06:36 PM

That’s pretty epic.

-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.

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#7 posted 01-08-2019 11:32 AM

Thankyou all for the kind words, to A1Jim I’ll keep you posted my friend I may not get here so much but you always get a mention in my prayers. To DMiller I have used a TBX tone control both single coil pickups but a Les Paul selector switch so I had a bit of working out to do. Most wiring diagrams show fender switches and the TBX made me scratch my head a bit, this is not my strong point but I got there and it sounds good.

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#8 posted 01-08-2019 11:41 AM

Very nice work Trevor. I have plans to build some guitars myself.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#9 posted 01-08-2019 12:25 PM

Welcome back Trev, great work on that Tele! I guess we’re many to be too busy to be around here at times. Best wishes for this new year!

-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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#10 posted 01-08-2019 07:55 PM

Really nicely done piece

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#11 posted 01-09-2019 02:12 PM

-- Ganchik Sasha. Life is not a draft, tomorrow you will not redo......

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#12 posted 01-16-2019 11:55 PM

that’s really cool and beautiful too!

-- Shawn

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