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LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Jul 12th, 2018 07:20 PM   Edit   Profile  

Here's the body for my project. Now I just need to save another $90.

Please contribute to my GoFundMe page at addictedguitarist.com.

3 Pup Tele

Leftee
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Jul 12th, 2018 07:47 PM   Edit   Profile  

That’s the same body rout as my Nashville.

Like!

LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Jul 12th, 2018 07:52 PM   Edit   Profile  

Really? Even with the P90 in the neck?

Mick Reid
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Jul 12th, 2018 08:34 PM   Edit   Profile  

Nice grain on that body!
Hope you do natural finishing there. Be a shame to cover it up.


Leftee
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Jul 13th, 2018 04:25 AM   Edit   Profile  

Nope! Sorry... I miss identified that rout. Mine is routed for a HB in the neck.

LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Jul 13th, 2018 05:57 AM   Edit   Profile  

Mick, since I'm finishing it myself, I'll paint it. I hear that staining is a lot harder to get it right.

Also, the pic was just a representation. I'm not sure of the actual wood until I order it.

LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Jul 13th, 2018 07:46 AM   Edit   Profile  

"Nope! Sorry... I miss identified that rout. Mine is routed for a HB in the neck."

Okay! If it was a P90 route, I was gonna look for another one since it's already painted.


Leftee
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Jul 13th, 2018 09:16 AM   Edit   Profile  

Sorry. (-:

LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Jul 13th, 2018 12:48 PM   Edit   Profile  

I'm skeered of painting because I know my limitations. But I'll give it a try. :o)

Leftee
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Jul 13th, 2018 12:57 PM   Edit   Profile  

I'm still a volunteer!

But really, it's not that hard. I mean... I can do it!

LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Jul 13th, 2018 03:24 PM   Edit   Profile  

I'll bring it to your place and we can do it together. :o)

Leftee
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Jul 13th, 2018 03:37 PM   Edit   Profile  

Dude!

That would be so awesome!

Mick Reid
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Jul 13th, 2018 06:27 PM   Edit   Profile  

"Mick, since I'm finishing it myself, I'll paint it. I hear that staining is a lot harder to get it right."

I did my first wood dye job on my last build (Ash). I too was a bit leery but found it quite easy and it came out very even.
The grain filling is the tedious part. Not hard, just time consuming.
There's plenty of helpful tips on the FDP for doing it too!

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LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Jul 13th, 2018 07:11 PM   Edit   Profile  

Dooood! That looks awesome!!!

I would love to pull off something like this. Maybe Eric and me as a team... :o)

Midnight Blue Tele

Leftee
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Jul 13th, 2018 07:12 PM   Edit   Profile  

We might have to do two!

LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Jul 13th, 2018 07:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

I'm in. The question is ash or alder? I'm about ready to order.


Leftee
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Jul 13th, 2018 08:21 PM   Edit   Profile  

Ash if you want stain. Alder for paint.

Mick Reid
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Jul 13th, 2018 10:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

"Ash if you want stain. Alder for paint."

Yes and no. Alder can come up surprisingly nice if you get a decent grain pattern and well book matched.
Whilst Alder isn't typically as boldly figured as Ash, it doesn't look bad imo. *And* there's no need for grain filling with Alder.

Here's my Alder strat build from last year that I finished with just Tru Oil.

it ain't ash, but I like it

Leftee
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Jul 14th, 2018 05:21 AM   Edit   Profile  

My short post was incomplete for sure. (-:

“Generally speaking...”

If you want a popping woodgrain show with stain, Ash is the way to go. As Mick shows with that red monster.

At some point I’ll do one of those for sure!

LeftyMeister
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Jul 14th, 2018 09:48 AM   Edit   Profile  

Mick, sweet axe!

I like the tonal quality of alder better so I'll need to decide...looks first or tone first.

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