First post telecaster pair

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Seth87
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First post telecaster pair

Post by Seth87 » Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:13 pm

Hi.
Just found this site recently and is really helpful, have bin checking out lots of posts and lots of impressive work! I live on the northern side of Perth so its good to find lots of local info on timbers etc.. This is my second third and fourth build. The one with the black hardware i gave to my Dad for his 70th. The body's are camphor laurel and WA sheoak for the necks i milled a couple years ago from the bush behind my place (fallen from a fire).
I did a banksia cone inlay on the headstocks. They both play and sound really nice, really like the camphor laurel, they are quite light aswell. I built my first body from sheoak and it is very heavy, I've found it very nice for necks and fretboards but i dont have anything else to compare it to. In the process of building another strat style guitar at the moment.
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Mark McLean
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Re: First post telecaster pair

Post by Mark McLean » Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:47 am

Hi Seth, and welcome to the forum. Your pair of teles look great, and I bet your Dad was thrilled with that gift. It is really mice that you had locally sourced timber, and then photograph them in the same vicinity. What sort of finish did you put on those? It has highlighted the colours in the camphor really well.

Seth87
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Re: First post telecaster pair

Post by Seth87 » Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:10 pm

Thanks Mark. I've used danish oil on the last 3 builds, easy to use and i really like the natural finish especially on the neck, feels alot nicer to play in my opinion. I always get abit nervous with the finish after all of the hours of woodworking and sanding.

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Re: First post telecaster pair

Post by seeaxe » Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:15 pm

Nice wood and nice work,
(but putting the headstock round the wrong way does my head in :shock: :shock:)
Richard

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Re: First post telecaster pair

Post by martintaylor » Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:22 pm

Great looking guitars! I love the banksia cone inlays on the headstock. How were they to cut and sand etc? Hope to see many more from you.

Seth87
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Re: First post telecaster pair

Post by Seth87 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:31 am

Thanks martin. The banksia cone was a little bit fiddly but sands and finishes nice, just went really slow when using the router flush trim bit. They have such a nice grain pattern when you look at it closely.

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Re: First post telecaster pair

Post by ozziebluesman » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:13 am

Hi Seth,
Welcome to the forum.
Where have you been hiding?
Two beautiful guitars and your attention to detail especially with your inlay is first class.
Hope to see more work like that from you.
Thanks for sharing.
Cheers
Alan
"Play to express, not to impress"

Alan Hamley

http://www.hamleyfineguitars.com/

Seth87
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Re: First post telecaster pair

Post by Seth87 » Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:47 am

Thanks Alan. Working on another one at the moment with the last bit of camphor laurel i have. Just had another bub so progress has slowed a bit, will post some pics when finished.
Cheers Seth.

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