Telecaster type guitar

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Forum topic by tdv posted 01-06-2019 07:09 PM 416 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-06-2019 07:09 PM

Sorry I’ve not been around in a while, life in retirement is kinda busy. Anyway here is my latest project, I always fancied a rosewood Telecaster like George Harrison’s however without £15,000 spare it was make it yourself time. I can’t buy rosewood in the UK in sufficient quantities to build a guitar so I used 4 pieces of American Black Walnut with a maple veneer through the middle. To keep the weight down I created some acoustic pockets and glued 1/4” thick book matched panel on the top. The neck is a genuine Fender Strat with a”V” profile that I really like. I made the edge binding from flamed Maple and wet it and steam bent it to rough shape with my Wife’s curling tongs (with permission)

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

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#1 posted 01-06-2019 07:14 PM

I hope it sounds as good as it looks.

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#2 posted 01-06-2019 08:38 PM

Dude!! ... Say no more!!

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#3 posted 01-06-2019 08:44 PM

That is one awesome looking axe! And to think that your missus had tools in her toolbox that made the finishing touches possible!

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#5 posted 01-06-2019 11:15 PM

Very nice indeed.

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