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  1. Thread: August GOTM

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    Hi Beautiful finish - I can see the work you...

    Hi

    Beautiful finish - I can see the work you put in

    Where did you get the DR Neons from? Would look good on my TL1 project.

    Regards

    David
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    Hi I have found that my ideas are sometimes a...

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    I have found that my ideas are sometimes a bit ahead of my capabilities but I have done some good things - I built a leather wrapped 24kg game rod in red and white colours (swans) that is very...
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    Hi Red Abalone - posted pics in my build...

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    Red Abalone - posted pics in my build diary. I'm continually beset with doubt - amazing how it never seems to be exactly like the you-tube videos. Some acts of bravery with the finish to come...
  4. Thread: DP First Build

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    Hi Drilled out the fretboard markers. Will...

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    Drilled out the fretboard markers.

    Will be colouring neck with dingo tone bloodwood which should give me the contrast needed for the red abalone dots.

    Otherwise it will be a statement ie...
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    Hi You have a lot of confidence in my skills....

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    You have a lot of confidence in my skills.

    Kiesel Guitars are a lot more expensive than I would pay (or would be allowed to pay) - I think they are trading on name and a monopoly - can't see...
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    Hi I agree with all the contras It wouldn't...

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    I agree with all the contras It wouldn't be for a beginner but would be a step up from a full kit. Really depends on the demand. I need to finish my first one and then a couple more I think...
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    Neck Through Guitar blanks

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    a lot left field and maybe not a market given I only found one site:

    https://www.kieselguitars.com/necks/guitarneckthrough.php


    They do "Gibson" style necks but no reason it couldn't be...
  8. Thread: DP First Build

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    I couldn't get happy with my string through...

    I couldn't get happy with my string through ferrule holes. When I did a test run they weren't straight - not out by much but enough to cause an itch.

    Filled them and redid the guide holes - made...
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    Hi Can't answer that question but if you are...

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    Can't answer that question but if you are in Australia sites like Artist Guitars and Kookaburra Guitars do cheap cases and free (or cheap) shipping.

    Will be picking up a case when I've...
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    Hi Scott Thanks for that. Exactly what I was...

    Hi Scott

    Thanks for that. Exactly what I was looking for.

    Looking at the post you are a braver man than me - very impressive.

    I'm doing the 4 way switch on the TL - that's about as far as...
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    I'm glad to find this thread as I'm wanting to...

    I'm glad to find this thread as I'm wanting to change the black fret markers on my TL1 maple neck to something more interesting.

    I'm comfortable with removing the markers on the fretboard. Woltz...
  12. Thread: DP First Build

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    Getting there - body primed - had forgotten I was...

    Getting there - body primed - had forgotten I was going to paint the headstock so it needs a couple more coats

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    Hi Dave That's the 60th anniversary release. ...

    Hi Dave

    That's the 60th anniversary release. I'm building a pretty standard Tele so this wouldn't be on my list for now but there is interest on the net in these as a kit option.

    I agree I'm...
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    Hi of course Could also get a plain body...

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    of course

    Could also get a plain body and rout the controls etc but then you have to find the control plate and pick guard etc.

    My next would be a sort of Ibanez A series style which...
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    Snake Head Telecaster

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    I know not everyone likes them but...

    Idle thought really but could be of interest. Snake head neck as an option for a S type could be an option?

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    Thoughts?
  16. Thread: DP First Build

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    Hi slightly refined the headstock 31289

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    slightly refined the headstock

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    Nice looking guitar Looks pretty close to what...

    Nice looking guitar

    Looks pretty close to what i want - what did you finish the fretboard with? (if anything)

    There was some concern earlier in the thread that the stain on the fretboard may...
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    Hi This is the neck and fretboard colour of my...

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    This is the neck and fretboard colour of my 1981 Schecter.

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    What is the best approximation of this? I assume bloodwood from the earlier posts?

    Also how would I finish the...
  19. Thread: DP First Build

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    First coat of primer. Had forgotten that spray...

    First coat of primer. Had forgotten that spray painting requires a bit of technique - Thank the lord for sandpaper.

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    And whoops - forgot about my nice black screws - luckily i have black...
  20. Thread: DP First Build

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    Hi I had to do it and unfortunately you can't...

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    I had to do it and unfortunately you can't practice shaping the headstock. No disasters - bit of rasping and sanding needed to fix the odd ugly corner. That little curve is a real pain -...
  21. Thread: DP First Build

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    Drilled the through string holes My portable...

    Drilled the through string holes

    My portable drill press would only reach the outer holes. Had to make a jig - lots of test holes and here we are:

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    Bit of tear around the ferrule...
  22. Thread: DP First Build

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    Thanks Waz Love your work I figure that I...

    Thanks Waz

    Love your work

    I figure that I don't have a lot of chances at this (hard to sneak anything past the missus) - plus I'm getting to an age where I reckon I can treat myself

    Regards...
  23. Thread: DP First Build

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    Hi Lots of measuring, thinking, measuring,...

    Hi

    Lots of measuring, thinking, measuring, thinking, reading online etc etc. Just to add a bit of excitement to my first build the ToneRider Bridge pickup base plate is slightly bigger than the...
  24. Thread: DP First Build

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    DP First Build

    Hi

    TL 1 Kit
    Chrome Babicz Bridge
    Chrome control plate
    Upgraded Electronics
    Tonerider Vintage Plus set
    Black Grovers
    Black Neckplate
    Black Strap Buttons
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