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    Telecaster for a friend

    Well, my friend is verrry slow with procuring the parts, but I'm filling the time with some electronics works of my own: this was redid, no preamp, straight to the PA, TDA 2030A, not too loud but nice sounding. 3-IMG_20180512_132629 by Goran P, on Flickr this is also done, but still missing the handle - it will get one later today. It's TDA8932. 5-IMG_20180515_202626 by Goran P, on Flickr and still in the works - a small head with jtm preamp, replacing 12x7's with jfet's, probably 2n5457's, followed with again, some chip amp, perhaps TDA 2050. No tone stack, just 2 vol 2 gain setup. 1-IMG_20180505_212033 by Goran P, on Flickr I've since decided what to do with remaining ash: 1-IMG_20180317_110822 by Goran P, on Flickr 2-IMG_20180317_113446 by Goran P, on Flickr I have since finished the templates, so when I clear the table I will do some routing.
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    PRS-like project(s)

    Thanks a lot! I expect we'll see more rain in the next few days, but it's definitely spring here. The temperature on the day of that photo was 21C! We are finally out of the house, I'll start building the additional workbench I have planned for a while, and my son can start a little garden that he wants He pops up in the shop every now and then, mostly to have fun trying to file something and pestering me to let him use my spokeshave
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    Telecaster for a friend

    Thanks! I still have what is left of the board, so I'll have to figure out what to build, too...perhaps a tele with a reverse headstock?
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    PRS-like project(s)

    A few pics in the today's sun: 192 by Goran P, on Flickr 193 by Goran P, on Flickr 194 by Goran P, on Flickr
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    Telecaster for a friend

    Did some more work on this...first the boards were cleaned and thicknessed on a planer to 42mm. I think I chose the nicer looking side for the top. Screwed the template to the body blank and routed everything at once in many shallow steps (1-2mm). Yesterday I got a new toy , so some sanding followed. We agreed on bound top/rounded back for now, so I routed those next. Also, I don't want to route the neck pocket before getting the actual neck on the table. 05 by Goran P, on Flickr 06 by Goran P, on Flickr 07 by Goran P, on Flickr 08 by Goran P, on Flickr 09 by Goran P, on Flickr 010 by Goran P, on Flickr 011 by Goran P, on Flickr 012 by Goran P, on Flickr 013 by Goran P, on Flickr 014 by Goran P, on Flickr 015 by Goran P, on Flickr 016 by Goran P, on Flickr 017 by Goran P, on Flickr 018 by Goran P, on Flickr
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    Telecaster for a friend

    Time for a new project! I've promised my friend a new body for his Tele. He likes the neck, but would like to replace everything else. We still have to determine the absolute details, but it will be a standard, one piece body, and we got a slab of ash for it about a month back, enough for 2 bodies and something crazy It's at 9% now, but I'll still go slow and see if it has any movement hidden. I bought the standard AlNiCo vintage styled pickups for it from ali, they seem OK, interested how they will sound. First, decided where to cut. I'll wait a bit and get it trough a planer, and then it's lots of routing... 02 by Goran P, on Flickr 01 by Goran P, on Flickr
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    PRS-like project(s)

    Thanks a lot Andy, glad you like it!!! I would have liked to make the claw more precisely, but this is what I was able to do with hand tools Next to do are 2 projects for a friend, a tele and another 335.
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    PRS-like project(s)

    The pickups arrived! Had to redrill the height adjustments holes, as they were too tight, but otherwise, I just loosened the strings and they slipped right in. Happy I think white rings are just right for this guitar. Toggle is also white, and I've changed the tuner buttons with pearl ones. Other than some more minor tweaking, it's missing a cover and input jack is probably wired wrong. I've tested it's 3 legs with a cable, but forgot that the ring one will also read as ground...will re-test and re-solder as needed. 189 by Goran P, on Flickr 190 by Goran P, on Flickr
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    PRS-like project(s)

    We have a new table cloth 187 by Goran P, on Flickr Not completely happy with the looks of details on the claw, but at least, it's polished. I would like to get some proper tooling, but that will have to wait. 188 by Goran P, on Flickr Did basic setup with some used 11 strings I saved for such a purpose, and let it sit over night. No movement, so I switched to lighter gauge, 09, and did some more tweaking. Waiting on it to settle, re-tweaking once a day, seems all good. I would like to lower the strings a little more in the long run. I play with 10s, but I think that for a child 9s are better. I taught him 2 chords, we'll see What's left to do is to wait on the mailman and to check whether I got all the soldering right in the first take.
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    PRS-like project(s)

    Thanks!!! Did some wiring last night, according to a PRS schematic I found. As planned, treble bleed 100k/470pf, with 22nf. What always gives me some trouble is which connector is which on these types of jacks Waiting on the mini hums, and some polishing of the hum rings still to do. I'll leave them white, it seems to go well with the theme. I'm postponing the making of a new block as my drill press setup seems too unreliable for 40mm deep drilling until I get a real drill press... 186 by Goran P, on Flickr
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    PRS-like project(s)

    Pots and bridge studs are in, I'll need to deepen the toggle area for a hair and reapply a piece of the foil, shouldn't be a problem. I didn't take the cupping of the dip in the top/washer into account, if that makes sense...otherwise, seems OK, I'll start the wiring. I'm planning a treble bleed, a 470pf/100K combo, any other suggestions? The pots are 500k. 185 by Goran P, on Flickr
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    PRS-like project(s)

    Thanks! The TR cover is plastic I bought on Ali, it was really cheap so the plastic has some slight texture, but it looks OK here It flips open, so that looked interesting. Still waiting on mini hums.
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    PRS-like project(s)

    Assembly time! My son helped (it means he has claimed the guitar), but being 8, we went trough the paint on the tip of the headstock while polishing...I guess we can live with that. The clause is that he has to take lessons 184 by Goran P, on Flickr Bridge and the wiring to follow!
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    PRS-like project(s)

    Thanks! Yes, that's the idea, I want to set it up with a floating bridge. One thing that I can't make right now is to have a sliding nut to go with the screw that tightens it down once it's been set up. It would need a tiny rail, and that would be an overkill I might do it later with, say, 2 brass strips and some shallow routing, but that can be done on any string change if needed. Just a quick pic of cutting the slot - last time I cut twice and drilled once, and this time stacked 3 saws on the frame to get the width needed. Used 2 clips to keep them nice and tight during the cutting, worked fine. Just one cut, and it stayed pretty straight. No pic of the finished part, I just sanded it a bit and chamfered all the edges after this. This is all not machined-straight, but for the setup I've used, it's OK and functional. 178 by Goran P, on Flickr 179 by Goran P, on Flickr Regarding the design - thanks! I Think I will make it during this year, perhaps altering it a bit more to get a better thumb access. But first, I need to finish a few other things - the BillyBo sibling I've started some time ago, and a tele and a 335 commisioned by a friend. Waiting!!!
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