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Telecaster Relic Guitar

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Project by Keith Shipp posted 08-17-2013 06:06 PM 956 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I finally decided to build a guitar. I’ve always thought the vintage totally worn out guitars had the most character so I made my Relic Telecaster. The body is 2 piece Poplar that I made and bought a bare neck and hardware. Body finish is dirty wash to dye the body then sealer, primer and tinted Nitrocellulose Lacquer. Same tinted lacquer on the neck after the dirty wash. I chipped and scraped the body to beat it up before and during the finishing process. Hardware is aged by beating it up then etching and rusting. It plays fabulous and sounds way too good for homemade. It feels like I’ve had it all my life.

-- Keith, Bolingbrook, Illinois. The way I figure it I only have the rest of my life to get good at this...





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camps764

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#1 posted 08-17-2013 07:18 PM

wow :)

-- Steve

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#2 posted 08-17-2013 08:04 PM

That’s real nice!! Looks very vintage!!
Nice work!
Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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#3 posted 08-17-2013 11:43 PM

That looks nice. Where’s the video? I want to hear it.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 08-21-2013 04:11 PM

Impressive work on that awesome guitar. It looks authentic. I’m sure it sounds great as it looks.

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