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    Is it ok to use Tru Oil over a gel stain like...

    Is it ok to use Tru Oil over a gel stain like this stuff?
    https://starscenic.net/old-masters-gel-stain.html
  2. Thread: Hey all

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    Is it ok to use Tru Oil over a gel stain like...

    Is it ok to use Tru Oil over a gel stain like this stuff?
    https://starscenic.net/old-masters-gel-stain.html
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    LR Baggs makes top quality electronics. I'm not...

    LR Baggs makes top quality electronics. I'm not sure how easy the install would be.
  4. Thread: August GOTM

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    Never mind. I was so excited that I didn't see...

    Never mind. I was so excited that I didn't see you'd already posted this information.
  5. Thread: August GOTM

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    Wow! that looks amazing. I'd never heard of...

    Wow! that looks amazing. I'd never heard of ammonia fuming before. I think I might try this myself. What concentration of ammonia did you use and how long did you fume it?
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    Yesterday I picked up a can of Old Masters gel...

    Yesterday I picked up a can of Old Masters gel stain. https://myoldmasters.com/product/gel-stain/.

    I want to accentuate the grain without changing the color of the wood so I got the natural...
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    Here's what I have planned for the headstock. ...

    Here's what I have planned for the headstock. The headstock is quilted maple also. So I don't want something in the middle to hide it. The shape is (I hope) unique. I'm not going for a replica...
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    Here's the font for the decal. I also did a...

    Here's the font for the decal.

    I also did a bit of research regarding staining maple. From what I've read an oil based gel stain is the way to go. I think I'll just keep it simple and use only...
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    I found the perfect font for my guitar. It's...

    I found the perfect font for my guitar. It's called Bulletproof. I'm having trouble uploading a sample at the moment and will share asap.


    My plan has always been to do a simple Tru-Oil finish...
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    I'd suggest contacting Steward-Mcdonald and...

    I'd suggest contacting Steward-Mcdonald and explaining the problem. Their customer support is very good.
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    How much wider does it need to be? Can this be...

    How much wider does it need to be? Can this be done with a Dremel?
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    Yes! AAMOF I order one yesterday. My original...

    Yes! AAMOF I order one yesterday.

    My original plan was a black pick guard and chrome hardware. That's changed. The new plan is no pick guard and black hardware. That means I'll have to exchange...
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    Yeah, well, gotta take the good with the bad. ...

    Yeah, well, gotta take the good with the bad. And on the good side I'll be with my wife for the first time in 4 months.

    The pick guard came as a big surprise. I've contacted a couple of places...
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    Well, my kit finally arrived! Fit and finish...

    Well, my kit finally arrived!

    Fit and finish is great, for the most part. There were no rough edges and the frets were nicely polished. The one fault I found was a small smudge on the body. ...
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    If you're trying to get our attention you...

    If you're trying to get our attention you succeeded.





    WOW!!!
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    Hello! I'm another first timer that will also be...

    Hello!
    I'm another first timer that will also be building a Telecaster. Mine's a thinline.

    There are lots and lots of options for a pick guard. I bought one off Ebay and it seems fine. ...
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    Do you guys have any opinion on bridges that...

    Do you guys have any opinion on bridges that attach with 3 screws or 5?
  18. Something to think about while building your kit

    I came across this short Youtube video this morning.
    Great advice for building your kit and life in general.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byQrdnq7_H0
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    sounds like a nice father/son activity. Have fun...

    sounds like a nice father/son activity. Have fun with the build and don't get too stressed if something doesn't work out quite the way you want.

    I cannot offer any advice on the frets as I'm new...
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    I'm still waiting for my kit to arrive. In the...

    I'm still waiting for my kit to arrive. In the meantime I've been researching to see who else has switched Telecaster bridges and what were the results. It seems that switching from the Squier to...
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    I actually was planning to use a Wilkinson 3...

    I actually was planning to use a Wilkinson 3 saddle bridge. Will these holes be concealed if I use it? I want a bridge that I can attach the chrome pickup cover to. Are there Any bridges like that...
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    Thanks so much, David. I just assumed that all...

    Thanks so much, David. I just assumed that all Telecaster bridges had 4 mounting holes. That's why it confused me.

    Looks like my kit won't arrive until next week. You mentioned that different...
  23. Thread: Truss rod plug

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    Truss rod plug

    Can anyone confirm that this will work on a Pitbull Fender style neck?
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    Thanks, Dave. We can always use some luck. Two...

    Thanks, Dave. We can always use some luck.

    Two quick question for you:

    1) Do you notice in the photo above that there are 3 evenly spaced holes under the bridge pickup routing? Any idea what...
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    I just took a look at your build diary. Boy,...

    I just took a look at your build diary. Boy, that's a nice looking guitar you made! That Dingotone looks gorgeous over the quilted maple.

    My plan is to simply use Tru-oil on the veneer and a...
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