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Project by shiney5757 posted 12-21-2009 12:22 PM 2419 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My version of the Telecaster guitar. Mahogany used throughout is reclaimed from a 30yr old front door. Wilkinson pickups were used and sound very nice.
wax finish.

-- I cut it twice & it was still too short

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#1 posted 12-21-2009 03:34 PM

I play guitar, and always wanted to build my own. I once tried with a CNC but my experience was too low at the time. This guitar looks good. It plays well? Did you make the neck and everything? Is there a truss rod in there? I like the looks of it and is this your own name brand…....?

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#2 posted 12-21-2009 03:43 PM

Nice guitar. I have always liked the Tele look. Keep up the good work.

-- Steve-o

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#3 posted 12-21-2009 05:22 PM

that’s nice guitar,did you make the headstock too ?
you should put the pics up right so i dont have to put my head a side to see it,lol
thanks for sharing,


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#4 posted 12-21-2009 05:54 PM

Sweet-looking axe…my congrats. I’m a tele man myself, and I enjoy seeing variations on the model. Hope you have fun playing it!

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#5 posted 12-21-2009 07:30 PM

Nice build! I am thinking a tele project too.

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#6 posted 12-21-2009 08:21 PM

Nice guitar



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#7 posted 12-22-2009 12:01 AM

Rock on! I like the Gibsonesque headstock.

-- Don't just talk about it, be about it.

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#8 posted 12-22-2009 01:18 AM

Nice job. The pleasure of playing your own equipment.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#9 posted 12-22-2009 01:21 AM

Nice guitar.

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#10 posted 12-23-2009 01:08 AM

Getneds the guitar really holds a note, might be because of the mahogany has a good tight grain.
neck is carved from 3 pieces of 1/4 sawn 1”x3” glued together edgeways.
Truss rod is there, finger board was pre cut i just had to fit the fretwire and markers.
all parts were got from stewmac apart from the mahogany.

thats the shiney guitar brand due to sell millions (got to think big dont ya!)

rosewood sorry about the pics forgot to rotate them
Designed the headstock with the use of solidworks, found it hard to get an eye pleasing shape.
slight difference from Gibson head.

thanks for looking, and comments.


-- I cut it twice & it was still too short

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