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    I was happy with the sound - like you say - it...

    I was happy with the sound - like you say - it sounds like a Tele

    The pickups are just the ones that came with the PitBull kit - they are doing the job well
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    Thanks a lot - I am really glad that it came out...

    Thanks a lot - I am really glad that it came out sounding OK - on to the next one now I guess
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    Thanks a lot Hopefully after another 15 or 20...

    Thanks a lot

    Hopefully after another 15 or 20 builds I will start to iron out the kinks :)
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    Thanks for the reminder - I will take the washer...

    Thanks for the reminder - I will take the washer off at the first string change and see what happens

    Otherwise it can remain as 'character'
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    Hi everyone - I put together a video talking...

    Hi everyone - I put together a video talking about the mistakes that I made and some of the lessons that I learned along the way whilst building my Tele kit. Hopefully it will be of value to some of...
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    That sounds like a great idea - like you I think...

    That sounds like a great idea - like you I think the natural finish will be the go - especially if you find a great piece of timber.

    I would like to build one from scratch next - another Tele with...
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    Thanks very much I am thrilled with that...

    Thanks very much

    I am thrilled with that colour - it just screams vintage tele to me
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    Thanks a lot - I finally got a block of time to...

    Thanks a lot - I finally got a block of time to finish it up

    I am so happy with the colour

    I have learned a lot though (plenty of mistakes made) and am planning the next one

    Are you building...
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    A quick TLA-1 demo

    This is just a quick demo of the sound from the newly completed Tele. The Fender amp in the background is the one that it is plugged into.


    https://youtu.be/C2nWLLT5yPA
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    Well - I am all done on my Tele kit build ...

    Well - I am all done on my Tele kit build

    Attached are some photos of the finished product and a short video of how it sounds.

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    https://youtu.be/C2nWLLT5yPA

    Thanks for the support...
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    31270 Progress as measured by colour of...

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    Progress as measured by colour of footwear

    Judging by the dusting of green over white I reckon the second coat must have been done.
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    I have been following the troubles you have been...

    I have been following the troubles you have been having and it must be so frustrating. Hopefully the next go will deliver the right outcome. Will hopefully make your next build a breeze.
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    Judging by the chip pile you have there the...

    Judging by the chip pile you have there the lesson seems to be - never underestimate a patient man with a sharp chisel.
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    Thanks a lot for your kind words - I am...

    Thanks a lot for your kind words - I am optimistic but soooo careful considering how easily it can go wrong

    Off to buy more 400 grit paper - the hidden cost of guitar building.
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    31257 Finally applying the colour. I know it...

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    Finally applying the colour. I know it won't be to everyone's taste but it is exactly the colour I was hoping for. So one down, another 5 or 6 to go.
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    I'm sorry you are having some issues with the...

    I'm sorry you are having some issues with the application but the colour is epic - that will look incredible in the end
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    Its one of those times where having been busy at...

    Its one of those times where having been busy at work has been in my favour and stopped me from rushing.

    Getting to the colour stage is pretty stressful though but will do my best

    I am so glad...
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    This is just a really quick video update to show...

    This is just a really quick video update to show the jump from final sanding to primer being applied

    https://youtu.be/hQ5jYlL6Bp8
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    Being a beginner like you I have no idea - I hope...

    Being a beginner like you I have no idea - I hope you can work it out though

    I had been thinking that if mine turns really bad in patches it can always get some relic-ing done on it and I can say...
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    Final coat of primer has been applied - now it...

    Final coat of primer has been applied - now it just needs to sit for a week and think about what it's done.

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    Hi everyone, I am a little bit behind in the...

    Hi everyone,

    I am a little bit behind in the videos showing where I am up to - I have done a couple of coats of primer and am really happy with how that is coming along now.

    This is the...
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    After an extended break due to work commitments I...

    After an extended break due to work commitments I have finally sprayed on the first coat of nitro primer.

    To say the fumes from it are strong is an understatement - I am glad I bought a good...
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    Really excited to see the whole thing coming...

    Really excited to see the whole thing coming along so quickly now - I hope the top coat goes well for you too
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    That looks fantastic - I would say its identical...

    That looks fantastic - I would say its identical to the colour on my Fender J-Bass

    I am so impressed with how that turned out - a colour to remember for the future.
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    Thanks for taking the time in any case Mark - I...

    Thanks for taking the time in any case Mark - I really appreciate your input

    If it turns bad then we will look for a solution on the next one
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