Just buit two parts teles and.....

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Just buit two parts teles and.....

Postby straightblues » Sun Jul 09, 2006 3:50 pm

They both came out great. One is a ash bodied tele and the other is a pine bodied Esquire. I had the bodies made by Guitar Mill. They came out great. I put nitro finishes on them both.

I had Don Mare pickups made for them. He has the vintage tele tones down. He is obsessed with teles. I got his Roy Wraps in the tele (Roy Bucanan style pickups.) and a more traditonal Joel Foy wrap for the Esquire. If you want great tele pickups, contact Don Mare. These pickups are pure magic. My new guitars sound like they came right out of the 50's. I will post some pictures in a couple of days.
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Postby ricochet » Sun Jul 09, 2006 4:07 pm

Sounds terrific!
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Postby songdog » Sun Jul 09, 2006 6:11 pm

Sounds cool! - definitely post some pics.
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Postby guitarslim101 » Sun Jul 09, 2006 6:55 pm

Cool.
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Postby straightblues » Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:22 am

Here are some pictures. I don't have any other pictures of the Ash tele yet.

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Postby straightblues » Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:27 am

BTW, my orange Esquire is called Ms. Frenchy. The white Ash Tele is called Marilyn Kay.

I put the graphics on Ms. Frenchy using rubber stamps and black ink. The finish is clear nitro tinted with an orange dye. I didn't use an grain filler on it at all. It is a single piece of Pine. The body weighs 3 1/2 pounds and it is 1 1/2" thick instead of the normal 1 3/4" thick.
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Postby guitarslim101 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 2:36 am

That orange one is pretty sweet looking...where'd you get that pickguard?
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Postby straightblues » Wed Jul 26, 2006 2:55 am

The pickguard was custom made for me by a company called pickguardian. It is made out of a material called Tor-Tis. Is is a special fake tortios material. The color is called Dalmation. It cost me $50 which is a lot in my book but I wanted something special. Whether I got it or not is still up for debate. :lol:
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