Vintage Telecaster Build! (Lots of Pics)

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  1. IOA JOE

    IOA JOE SS.org Regular

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    Vintage Telecaster Build:

    This Is Our 3rd Build Now

    Specs:

    6 String
    2 Piece Ash Body With Cream Binding Top And Bottom
    1 Piece Flame Maple Neck (Reverse Headstock)
    Indian Rosewood Fretboard (25.5" scale and 22 Frets)
    Stainless Steel Frets
    Wilkinson WTB Bridge
    Schaller Machine Heads
    Iron Gear Steel Foundry Pickups
    Typical Fender Sunburst

    Other Possibilities:

    Binded The Fretboard
    Seymour Duncan Hotrail In The Bridge



    Anyway Down to Business:

    The wood:

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    Making The Body:

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    Cut Roughly To Shape
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    Cleaning Up
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    Binding Channels Cut

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    (little Sneak Peak Of whats To Come In The Background)

    The Neck:

    Got Carried Away And Didn't Take As Many Photos Of this :ugh:

    Anyway

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    Truss Rod Channel
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    All The CLAMPS!!
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    More to follow! Hopefully Update This Every Wednesday/Thursday! Let Us Know What You Guys Think, Advice Is Always Welcome :hbang:
     
  2. IOA JOE

    IOA JOE SS.org Regular

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    This week we managed to get a fair bit of progress done!

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    Resawing the fret slots before radiusing!

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    INLAYS!

    We decided to make our own Inlays for this from the Flame maple offcuts left from the neck.

    We made a 7mm hole punch from a old piece of metal tubing!

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    A little rough but after radiused they should be perfect!

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    On to the Binding!
    (Required us both to be a little more hands on here, so theres not as many pics)

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    The next day!

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    Bit of Cleaning up!
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