Baritone tele w/bigsby project

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  1. Sirppi

    Sirppi SS.org Regular

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    • 27"
    • Wenge/padauk(?) neck
    • Rosewood fb
    • Reverse tele style headstock
    • Slightly modified tele style body, might go semi-hollow
    • Schaller M6 locking tuners (black)
    • Fender LSR roller nut
    • Wilkinson (not sure if knock-off, was cheap) compensated ashtray bridge (black)
    • Bigsby B500
    • Single coil sized hb on the bridge
    • P-Rail on the neck

    Body wood is still undecided, but I've been trying to get some fungi to munch on a slab of mahogany. If that goes well, I'll use it for the top. Otherwise might go for moar wenge. <3
    Ideas on what bridge pickup to choose would be nice :)
    I'm probably going with no pickguard and a black tele style control plate.

    The fretboard:
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    Not sure what to do with the inlays, might just plug the holes with some wood. 5mm leds fit perfectly in the holes, though... :idea:

    And the neck blank. Huge thanks to Mr. Supercolio for planing and gluing it :wub2:
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    Trying to get the plans and some sort of a mockup finished tomorrow. :scratch:
     
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    Sirppi SS.org Regular

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    So here's something really rough...
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    Got to modify the shape some more, though
     
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    You've got my attention.
     
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    Second.
     
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    Teles are da bomb
     
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    I'll be following this one, for sure.
     
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    This seems quite an interesting project! And I can't stress enough how much I love those padauk stripes on the wenge neck, one of my favorites!
     
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    /meaninglesspost
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    Seems like I have to glue some more wenge on the upper side of the headstock, it's about 5mm shy.

    E: Derp, drew the compensations for the string widths upside down.
     
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    Wenge + Bigsby + Tele!!!! I love it!
     
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    Is that the fender roller nut? Awesome build
     
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    A Tele will probably be my next build!!! I will follow this thread with interest!!!
    Have you any printable templates I can use please?
    enjoy!!!
     
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    Yes :hbang:

    I can definitely upload the files when they're ready :)
     
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    A bit better...
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    Even bettererer?
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    Standard Tele-shape: Always nice.
    Skewed-ass Tele-shape: Naw, man!
    All-skewed Tele-shape: Hell yeah.

    So those are my votes.
     
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    asher So Did We

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    I vote for the 3rd one as well. It looks like it will enable better strap placement so you can avoid neck dive from the long-ass baritone neck
     
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    I vote original Tele or the bettererer shape :yesway:

    This is "shaping" up to be a sweet build! Can't wait to see more :)
     
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    I love Teles and likey this :cool:
     
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    Bigsby, nice, I like those, there's this cool classic vibe over a Bigsby :agreed:
    We don't see too many builds with those these days. Ignorant, pfft..
     
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    My thoughts exactly :agreed:

    That's a good point I forgot to think of :D

    Played once with these surf rock guys and the singer/guitarist borrowed me a tele with a bigsby, love at first sight :shred:
     

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