Based on '51 Telecaster. With a few cosmetic and design changes

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Project by lashing posted 02-02-2012 09:20 PM 5809 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Most of my work is vintage guitar restorations and recreations. Sometimes I like to go freestyle and funk it up a bit. I love Ziricote so here is Ziritele. Mahogany core, Flame maple 1/4” backplate, 1/4” ziricote top. Ziricote neck, frogs egg maple figerboard, Ziricote dots, Celluloid binding and pickguard. Nitro Cellulose Lacquer finish.
If anyone’s interested in more big photos they are at

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#1 posted 02-02-2012 09:38 PM

Sweet! Great work.

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#2 posted 02-02-2012 09:42 PM

Nice tele! What finish did you use?

-- Jason K

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#3 posted 02-02-2012 09:46 PM

Very handsome guitar. I always liked the look of natural wood finish instead of the painted stuff.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#4 posted 02-02-2012 09:53 PM

Nitro Cellulose Lacquer. Thats all I use on guitars.

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#5 posted 02-02-2012 10:19 PM

I love the look and feel of the Nitro finished guitars – its such a shame that most new guitars have that thick plastic look. Anway, great guitar!

-- Jason K

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#6 posted 02-02-2012 11:42 PM

Beautiful Guitar!!!!!!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#7 posted 02-03-2012 12:46 AM

Wow! Looks great. I do love tele’s.

-- David

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#8 posted 02-03-2012 01:15 PM

I put a lot of mileage on a 60s sunburst with binding back in my roadwork days.

-- Wes Giesbrecht

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#9 posted 02-03-2012 03:39 PM

very nice!!!! I am sure I have seen your work on a guitar site too, am I wrong?

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#10 posted 02-04-2012 01:45 AM

Wow. You do some nice work.

-- Alex -- "I will one day write something intelligent, witty, or humorous here"

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#11 posted 02-06-2012 06:47 AM

This is a stunningly beautiful guitar. I took a look at your website at some of your other guitars. Looks like I have a new dream guitar to save up for. How does it sound?

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#12 posted 02-06-2012 07:53 AM

Beautiful,nice work.

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#13 posted 02-06-2012 08:31 AM

Very nice instrument. Good job.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#14 posted 04-13-2012 02:31 AM

That’s a nice one! Good job! If you ever need more old growth wide stock ziricote then let me know, I specialize in it! Best Regards, Ivan

-- Rare & Elusive Ziricote @

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