Need YOUR Opinions On My Tele Build

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  1. frozenotter

    frozenotter Prominent Member (Has a) Premium Member

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    Ok, got the pickguard ..It's a slightly aged "colored" white that I just had to matte down with some fine grit brushing. I really like the contrast between the shiney guitar and the matte guard. Strings are also on and I did a setup. Just waiting on headstock string guides from Sweetwater, then she's all done and ready for the beauty show (in her new G&G Fender case!). Here is a "sneak peek"! :D


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  2. DarrellV

    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! -NPM Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    :drool::dude:Sweet!

    Still wondering is it more blue or green? Teal, maybe?

    Dang monitors, you can never tell!
     
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    frozenotter Prominent Member (Has a) Premium Member

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    It's probably my modifier that alters the white balance. Gives more of a tungsten look. :)
     
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    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! -NPM Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Ahhhhhh..... yes. It looks like a silverish grey filter. Gives it an aged, older feel.. Or that could just be my age feeling older...:dunno:
     
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    frozenotter Prominent Member (Has a) Premium Member

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    It's the cadarax! :lol:
     
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    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! -NPM Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    :applause: Noice!
     
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    frozenotter Prominent Member (Has a) Premium Member

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    Alas she is complete. Got the string guide on this afternoon. Now ....the PICS!


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    James R Premium Member

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    That is one hell of a nice looking guitar.
    I really, really like it.
    Congratulations!
     
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    Outstanding brother!!! Damn!
     
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    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! -NPM Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Missed the memo on this, so I'm late to the party.. but Dang! That CB neck, the color scheme....just, everything!

    I want!

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    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! -NPM Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Perfect!
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    frozenotter Prominent Member (Has a) Premium Member

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    Thanks, guys. The cool thing about it, is that as another post indicated, it was more of an assemble than a "parts caster" all-out build. The body was loaded and I just screwed the new OEM neck on. The tuners are Fender too. I really didn't want to do a "build" per se. :facepalm:
     
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    NorlinBlackBeauty Senior Member

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    Quite nice, fantastic result! I was not aware of a channel bound neck - looks great!
     
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    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! -NPM Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    Oh man! I've wanted one since I saw it on a nice Strat @Crotch sold a while back. I had never seen them before then either.

    Now I'm hooked.. I want one someday, even if I put one on my MIM or American Deluxe!
     
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    NorlinBlackBeauty Senior Member

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    Is it only available from Fender?

    Oh, frozenotter - you need a Strat or three.
     
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    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! -NPM Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    I'm pretty sure it is a Fender thing, like their answer to Gibson's bound neck...

    Frozone's got some other goodies in the works too! I've already asked him for a family pic when he gets out of work!

    Reminds me of @Christosterone in the tasteful colors and appointments he uses on his guitars. Just classy, IMHO!
     
  18. frozenotter

    frozenotter Prominent Member (Has a) Premium Member

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    I think they are only from Fender, that I know of. It's my favorite Tele neck - very chunky ..kinda like a LP 59.

    If you like your '82 (which I'm inclined to think that you do :p ) I really think you'd like CB too.
     
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    DarrellV About as sharp as a bowlin' ball! -NPM Silver Supporter Premium Member

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    You are probly right! My 82 has a very skinny neck, I don't know the profile name, but it is hurting my left hand to play it!

    Sorry to say I've got aching tendons and pulled something out in my left thumb and palm that is still healing since Monday.

    My MIM never gave me that problem, so I think it has to be the neck profile. I wish there was a way to add thickness to the back of the neck. I'm not afraid of a re-fin.

    I'm going to check into fingerless gloves like someone on here suggested to add space between hand and neck.
     
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  20. NorlinBlackBeauty

    NorlinBlackBeauty Senior Member

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    Another benefit for channel bound is they use less rosewood. It may grow on (as in) trees, but using it more responsibly is a real positive. I assume there is finish on the maple portion?

    Not a fan of the silver photo filter.
     
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