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    TL-51 relic

    Well I have far too many projects on the go at once. To solve this problem I have decided to buy a couple more kits.
    One of the new ones is the last PBG TL 51 kit, a thin bodied Tele with the thicker neck and 5 screw pickguard. I love the teleblaster I just finished and this will be my 'stock' Tele.
    I have my seafoam green paint I was going to use on the teleblaster, it will go on this.
    Is the look I'm after...
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    Looking forward to getting that super thin old school fender finish and the authentic relic look which was so much fun on the frankenstrat.
    I have a fender ashtray bridge and some Kluson knock off tuners which look ok.
    I'm seriously not looking at getting into this until later in the year, as I have the SG and the LP rebuild to finish first........ as well as the mods on the RC4A....... so this thread might be quiet for some time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyxlh View Post
    Well I have far too many projects on the go at once. To solve this problem I have decided to buy a couple more kits.
    Igor: “You thee marthter, another kit ith exthactly what the Lab needth!”
    FW: “No Igor, 5 bodies at once is more than enough”
    Igor: “Oh you can never have too many bodieth Thir!”
    FrankenLab, where common sense luthiery goes to die.

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    FW would suggest continuing the relicing until all the SFG has been worn off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Barden View Post
    FW would suggest continuing the relicing until all the SFG has been worn off.
    Ha ha ha! Yes that would be an 'extreme relic'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Barden View Post
    FW would suggest continuing the relicing until all the SFG has been worn off.
    Despite that green, it’s a pretty cool look. Look forward t seeing how it it comes up in the fullness of time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andyxlh View Post
    Ha ha ha! Yes that would be an 'extreme relic'
    On the other hand, it saves you the trouble of actually applying the SFG in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Barden View Post
    FW would suggest continuing the relicing until all the SFG has been worn off.
    That is comedy Gold! Well played Sir 😂

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    Righto, it looks like I got the very last TL51 kit. I bought it without hardware as there wasn't one left, but I have an ashtray bridge and most of the other bits needed.
    Here's a comparison between the TLA body on the teleblaster I just finished and the new body for the TL51 body. It is a lot thinner than the stock Tele body, a really nice shape. The neck is also thicker.
    Won't get started on this for a while, but couldn't resist a look!!!
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    Looks like Basswood?
    # 1 - EX-5 https://goo.gl/fQJMqh
    # 2 - EX-1 https://goo.gl/KSY9W9
    # 3 - Non PBG Tele https://goo.gl/W14G5g
    # 4 - Non PBG J Bass https://goo.gl/FbBaFy
    # 5 - TL-1AR GOTM Aug 2017 https://goo.gl/sUh14s
    # 6 - MMB-4 Runner-up GOTM Oct 2018https://goo.gl/gvrPkp
    # 7 - ES-1 Runner-up GOTM Aug 2018https://goo.gl/T9BEY8

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    TL51 certainly has/had an ash body as part of its spec.

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