Telecaster style guitar: Forecaster

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Project by Philip "Pip" Storm posted 08-04-2013 08:25 PM 2135 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After a few years of wanting to build my own T-style guitar this is the result. Three peice walnut body and maple neck. I really enjoyed using Tru-Oil as a finish and love the finish it has.

I decided to not fill the grain since there is a check on one side and a few interesting knots here and there. I felt the unfilled grain would lend it’s self to these characteristics.

Being as how my last name is Storm, it felt fitting to dub it “Forecaster”

-- Well, I'll be screwed, glued, and tattooed!

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#1 posted 08-04-2013 09:31 PM

Wow that is beautiful. Congrats on creating such a fine piece.

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#2 posted 08-04-2013 09:43 PM

Way cool!
What pickups, tuners, electronics, etc?
How does it sound with the oil finish and would it sound different with a nitro cellulose lacquer finish?

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#3 posted 08-05-2013 12:44 PM

“Pure Vintage” Neovin Noiseless pickups. I bought the control plate pre-wired. No brand name listed with them or the tuners. I got most of my components from Guitarfetish’s OEM parts page. I plan on upgrading anything i feel needs upgrading after the project is complete. So, far everything seems kosher. As far as the Tru-oil finish goes, this was my first time using it. It was very simple to use. It leaves the wood with a natural look and feel yet still provides protection. The more coats you give it the more gloss you get. So, it gives you the option of what level of finish you want. From satin to high gloss. As far as sound from one finish to another I can hear no difference. I do believe the walnut is giving a much brighter sound.l

-- Well, I'll be screwed, glued, and tattooed!

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