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FDP Forum / Guitar Mods, Repairs, and Projects / New Tele Porject Completed

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LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Jan 13th, 2019 07:40 PM   Edit   Profile  

Since there's only a handful of us in the Lefty Forum, I thought I'd repost this here. I named her Penny because of the color and to honor my wife who share's the name. Here are the specs:

* Warmoth alder body & compound radius rosewood neck
* The body was painted by a local body shop
* Tonerider pickups: Tele, Strat, P90...all slighty hotter than standard
* 5-way switch with toggle for 7 combinations
* Gotoh tuners & Wilkinson bridge

I'm planning to replace the black string trees with chrome.

Penny

LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Jan 13th, 2019 07:40 PM   Edit   Profile  

Porject...LMBO!

Pinetree
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Jan 13th, 2019 08:12 PM   Edit   Profile  

Why does the control plate look bent?



Mick Reid
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American-made in Oz!!
Jan 13th, 2019 08:23 PM   Edit   Profile  

“Why does the control plate look bent?”

Good eye Piney!
It does look bent. Shadow maybe?


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Jan 13th, 2019 10:07 PM   Edit   Profile  

That's a great lookin' Tele.

Nicest Coppercastor on the Intornet :o)

Tinkerer
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Jan 13th, 2019 11:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

Very cool- nice job!!

hushnel
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Jan 14th, 2019 09:40 AM   Edit   Profile  

Nice job, a heavily verdigris copper pick guard would really set it off, just my wacky opinion.

littleuch
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pwn me like it's 1999
Jan 14th, 2019 09:47 AM   Edit   Profile  

It's all backwards. I orbject!

wrnchbndr
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I'm back with the otters again
Jan 14th, 2019 10:01 AM   Edit   Profile  

I like the classical look and the combination of the pickguard with the copper. You don't see a lot of copper finishes.

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Jan 14th, 2019 01:30 PM   Edit   Profile  

Very nice. I did a red, orange, gold chameleon Tele a few years ago, it looks a lot like that most of the time. It’s not backwards though. Enjoy.

LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Jan 14th, 2019 03:41 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks, all!

"Why does the control plate look bent?"

Good catch! I hadn't installed the control plate screws because I was still working on the wiring. It fell forward a tad as I was taking the pic. Here's a pic of the completed body.

I'll probably replace the control plate because I had a used one and the nicks/scratches are bugging me. Also, I had to drill the switch slightly off-center because it was too big. I'll likely order a mini switch, or use a pull pot.

"Nicest Coppercastor on the Intornet :o)

Har!

"Nice job, a heavily verdigris copper pick guard would really set it off, just my wacky opinion."

Can you post a pic?

There's a love/hate thing going on with this pickguard from people who've seen it. I like it but I'm open to other options.

Body Pic

(This message was last edited by LeftyMeister at 05:46 PM, Jan 14th, 2019)

hushnel
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Jan 14th, 2019 03:49 PM   Edit   Profile  

This one jumped out at me. Search heavily verdigris copper and select images you’ll see a wide veriety of color and patterns.

heavily verdigris copper

(This message was last edited by hushnel at 05:49 PM, Jan 14th, 2019)

LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Jan 14th, 2019 03:55 PM   Edit   Profile  

Wow! That's different. I'm not sure how to interpret the size of 3,510 x 2,550.

Pinetree
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Jan 14th, 2019 03:57 PM   Edit   Profile  

Pixels.


It's an image that's for sale.




LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Jan 14th, 2019 04:12 PM   Edit   Profile  

Aaaah!

Leftee
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Jan 14th, 2019 07:33 PM   Edit   Profile  

I like the PG Mike linked in your other thread. It could go either way, really. The nice thing about Warmoth as a source of PGs is that you can swap and all the holes will line up.

LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Jan 14th, 2019 07:51 PM   Edit   Profile  

Actually, I got 3 samples from Warmoth including the Anaconda. My wife and son think it clashes.

See if you agree.

PG Sample

Leftee
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Jan 14th, 2019 08:08 PM   Edit   Profile  

I like it. It’s different. I don’t think it clashes. It stands out.

Whatever that means. LOL

Dang, that was a weird autocarrot!

(This message was last edited by Leftee at 07:18 AM, Jan 15th, 2019)

Gaukdawg

Ohio

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Jan 15th, 2019 10:11 AM   Edit   Profile  

I like it just the way it is Lefty. Great work!

LeftyMeister
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Tone is in the lingers
Jan 15th, 2019 07:02 PM   Edit   Profile  

LMBO, Eric! I was wondering. :oD

Thanks, John! I've decided the pickguard stays.

I had my luthier friend do a setup and set intonation today. She plays great. The pickup combinations are extremely versatile.

The 2 and 4 positions are slightly muffled and I'm not sure why. Also, I used a hot (10K) P90 and it's just a tad wolfy-sounding. I'll see how I like it but I may end up swapping it out for a less hot version.

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