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dawnofzion

Goldtop Walnut Telecaster deluxe scratchbuild

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Starting to look like a guitar.

neck bolted, bridge set, furruls set, toggle installed.

here are pics with a paper template for the pickguard. 

 

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1 hour ago, Prostheta said:

I hope you wiped that back before it'd dried....!

Most likely that is timbermate filler very easy to sand. :)

Looking good so far. Very nice. look to this Tele.

MK

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I got around to fretting the neck.  I also put several coats of danish oil on the body back, sides and neck.  I do t have a pic but I got the pickguard cut, beveled, and ready.  

Next step is gold top paint for the body. 

 

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Gold paint going on.  I decided to go matching headstock. 

I finished up the paint, then scraped the bindings.  

There are a couple light coats of clear on the gold.  I plan to retape and start clearing the top next. 

I also test fit the decal......lookin' good!

 

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That body turned out really great. Nice walnut back and I'm always a lover of gold-tops, looking great.

I tried doing a gold-finish once and failed. How did you get on with the finish?

have fun putting everything together!

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Clear on and last costs of hand rubbed oil on.....  Now to just be patient for a few weeks before wetsanding and polishing. 

 

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very nice combined with that binding. good luck waiting 

how many clearcoats did you put on?

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On 2/22/2017 at 2:19 PM, dawnofzion said:

Shielding the cavities.

 

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I always manage to get the top/back dirty when painting on the shielding paint, thinking "it will sand out". Might as well spend the extra time with tape. Good reminder for me.

Love the color combinations btw and the gold top is superb!

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Finally got this one finished.  Here are a few pics of the finished product.  It sounds killer!

Thanks to all those who have followed this build and offered kind words throughout the progress. 

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