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Toxic Humility
Feb 19th, 2019 09:18 AM   Edit   Profile  

I bought this body last year from the dude on Reverb. I've done a couple builds using his bodies. That CSB Strat was one. He cuts nice bodies for @$100.

I started painting this one last year and it just wasn't what I wanted, so I set it aside for several months.

Recently I sanded it back to wood and went the stain route.

This is what I ended up with. The wife and I like it a lot.

The pickups are GFS AlNiCo Fatbodies. The bridge is a vintage wind and the neck a hefty 11k. This thing does excellent Tele tones. I believe these are my favorite GFS Tele pickups. I also used a 4-way switch.

The guitar weighs in at exactly 7 lbs.

I did the hand-rubbed stain finish and let the wood's imperfections show through. We think it's pretty cool in its own way. I sprayed frosted pearl and then clear over that.



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Toxic Humility
Feb 19th, 2019 09:18 AM   Edit   Profile  

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Toxic Humility
Feb 19th, 2019 09:19 AM   Edit   Profile  

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Feb 19th, 2019 12:26 PM   Edit   Profile  

NICE work as usual, Leftee; I like the looks of that green burst. The knobs look a lot like what Radio Shack used to sell.

I have GFS Fatboys in a custom build (link below) and they are really good pickups--at any price.

Ash Strat-o-Tele

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Toxic Humility
Feb 19th, 2019 12:32 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks!

I’ve had those knobs in a bin for 15 years. And yes... Radio Shack, Kernersville, NC (RIP).

I remember seeing that guitar before. It is awesomeness.

I would use a set of these pickups again in a future build.


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Tone is in the lingers
Feb 19th, 2019 12:56 PM   Edit   Profile  

That's very UNIQUE! It works!

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Toxic Humility
Feb 19th, 2019 01:09 PM   Edit   Profile  

That’s the polite way to say, “holy crap, Eric! What is that?!?!”

😂

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Toxic Humility
Feb 20th, 2019 12:56 PM   Edit   Profile  

Thinking about it... if I had cut forearm and belly contours this would have come in under 7 lbs.

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Feb 20th, 2019 01:37 PM   Edit   Profile  

"That’s the polite way to say, 'holy crap, Eric! What is that?!?!'"

Or if you're eating a new menu item that's not so tasty, and the cook asks how it is:

"It's...interesting!"


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Toxic Humility
Feb 20th, 2019 02:24 PM   Edit   Profile  

🤓

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Tone is in the lingers
Feb 20th, 2019 07:35 PM   Edit   Profile  

Eric, you know me. If I thought it was ugly, I'd say so. :O)

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Toxic Humility
Feb 20th, 2019 07:37 PM   Edit   Profile  

LOL

I know. I was just having a joke at my expense.

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Tone is in the lingers
Feb 20th, 2019 08:18 PM   Edit   Profile  

Kudos on the emojis!


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Toxic Humility
Feb 20th, 2019 08:24 PM   Edit   Profile  

🙈🙉🙊

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Toxic Humility
Mar 16th, 2019 07:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

So... I stuck this out on Reverb tonight. It took me longer to make the listing than it took to sell.

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Tone is in the lingers
Mar 16th, 2019 07:24 PM   Edit   Profile  

Congrats!

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Toxic Humility
Mar 16th, 2019 07:47 PM   Edit   Profile  

I can’t keep ‘em all. LOL

I am tempted to see what the spaulted one would do, but I don’t want to part with it.

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Tone is in the lingers
Mar 17th, 2019 06:02 AM   Edit   Profile  

You need to take a new group shot. :o)

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Toxic Humility
Mar 17th, 2019 05:26 PM   Edit   Profile  

That’s a tall order. (-:

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Toxic Humility
Mar 17th, 2019 07:22 PM   Edit   Profile  

I might order up another Tele body and do this again.

Thinking about it, any ways.

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