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    The lack of any cutaway when worn reversed would mean poor upper fret access, so unless he had a left-handed guitar, it wouldn't be a guitar of choice for him. But the Purple Haze solo was probably done on Noel's Tele.

    A video on the subject (which I haven't watched yet).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Barden View Post
    I quite like this one.

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    I could just imagine Jimi playing one of those pink "Hello Kitty" Strats, since he was known to have a wonderful sense of humor.

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    Ya see... this is what happens when you hijack your own thread!!!


    I was working on a guitar somewhere in here...

    Making the world a better place; one guitar at a time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Barden View Post
    What about a Hello McCreed Telecaster?
    LOL!

    I could spend waaaaay too much time running with that idea!
    Making the world a better place; one guitar at a time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Barden View Post
    What about a Hello McCreed Telecaster?
    An idea like that deserves its own thread! “Hello (insert name) telecasters”.

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    Look Ma... no bugs!!!

    Well I managed to fix up the bug damage, and then got 3 more coats on (mostly) without incident.

    With the second coat, a tiny but longish bit of lint (like a single fibre) made its way on to the headstock (about 1cm from where the friggin' bug wing was! ). Luckily it had an end that was just sticking up a wee bit, and I was able to extract it with tweezers.

    After that I did one more coat and decided I had pushed my luck with the Finishing Gods far enough...

    I'm happy with the end result though. Now comes the inevitable waiting we all love. I'm really looking forward to getting this back together and playing again.

    I've also just started on another neck that is getting a re-radius followed by a re-fret followed by another re-finish! Lots of "re-" going on here!

    See??? No bugs!!!
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    Making the world a better place; one guitar at a time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by McCreed View Post
    Well I managed to fix up the bug damage, and then got 3 more coats on (mostly) without incident.

    With the second coat, a tiny but longish bit of lint (like a single fibre) made its way on to the headstock (about 1cm from where the friggin' bug wing was! ). Luckily it had an end that was just sticking up a wee bit, and I was able to extract it with tweezers.

    After that I did one more coat and decided I had pushed my luck with the Finishing Gods far enough...

    I'm happy with the end result though. Now comes the inevitable waiting we all love. I'm really looking forward to getting this back together and playing again.

    I've also just started on another neck that is getting a re-radius followed by a re-fret followed by another re-finish! Lots of "re-" going on here!

    See??? No bugs!!!
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    Nice recovery mate..🤙
    That waiting game is a pain.
    I sprayed poly on for 4 days while it was raining. Only left it for 2 and sanded it and polished it up. Today I fitted all the hardware. I’m hopeless at waiting for clear or paint to cure..🤦*♂️
    Re: radius? Never even thought of that. Do you use a radius sanding block McCreed?

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    Re: radius? Never even thought of that. Do you use a radius sanding block McCreed?
    Yes. The neck is currently a 14" radius. A bit too flat for my liking, so I'll pull the frets and hit it with a block, then re-fret it.
    I haven't decided whether to go with 12" or 9.5" at this point.
    Making the world a better place; one guitar at a time...

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