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Goldtop Walnut Telecaster deluxe scratchbuild

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I'm starting up a solid walnut Telecaster Deluxe build.

The body is English walnut sides with Black American walnut center stripe.  The top will be a goldtop with black pickguard and hardware. P-90 pickups with deluxe style controls. 

The neck will be Black American Walnut with a Rosewood board. 

Currently I have the body wood milled down, glued up, and rough cut to shape. The routed to shape.

Got the neck milled down and roof cut. Then routed to shape and installed a Paduak skunk stripe.   

I will be updating this thread throughout the entire build..... 

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Okay, I'm loving this....and it's going to have P-90s too!:hyper

I'm going to hate it when you cover that up with a goldtop though.:mellow:

SR

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Just to be clear, I don't plan to cover up all the walnut on the guitar. It will be a gold top with cream binding on the front.......but The back will be clear over the walnut. 

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That's the way to do it! Just make sure you teach him not to do anything if he doesn't understand it, and that confidence doesn't equal capability.....if he's anything like I was as a child, he'll be right in there when your back is turned trying to whip up a Norlin-spec Flying V, which is definitely a mistake no child should be making.

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A little neck shaping taking place. It's been sitting dormant for a bit, it's time to make some progress!  

 

 

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I'm just curious what the purpose of the neck stripe is since it's a dual action truss rod. Other than how awesome it looks of course.

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True enough! It gives the look of a traditional single-acting rod installed from the back though. Maybe that was the intent? Cosmetic?

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It's been awhile since I've updated this thread. 

I actually made a little progress this afternoon.  I got the neck pocket routed. Binding is next. 

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This is coming along very nicely.  Are you REALLY going to cover that lovely wood with gold paint??? ;)

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3 hours ago, ScottR said:

Do you have your P-90s yet? I just got a set that were made up in your neck of the woods.

SR

No I don't have the p90's yet. What pickups did you get in my area?

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