guitarnut Posted June 12, 2009 Report Share Posted June 12, 2009 I have a Tele project that I am working on. You can see the whole project at the following. Texas Tele Project It's going to be my first carve and I want to get some feedback on my design. I have drwn out 4 versions of the contours. I like some because they stay true to the Tele shape but seem a bit clunky. I like others because they are more organic and flow better. I guess I'm just looking for input as to which would be better suited for a Tele...I know it's all highly subjective. Also, are there any "gottchas" that I haven't accounted for? My favorite is D...I think I have plenty of flat space for the bridge and neck pickups. I have allowed for getting the entire outer edge down to the proper thickness for binding...it's an alder back with quilted maple top. Version A: It follows the lines of the body and was drawn starting at the outer profile of the body and moving inward. Version B: It was drawn using the opposite approach...starting in the middle with a rounder, more organic shape and working outward. Version C: It is a combination of A & B. Version D: Is a free form layout that didn't use 1/2" marks like the other 3...just hand-drawn. Comments and advice welcome. Peace, Mark Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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