Back chambered Tele weight loss

Dreamsinger

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I built my Tele on a DeHavilland body that I picked up online at a really low price. When I got it the swamp ash body alone weighed 8.5lbs. Not willing to torture myself with that I took off 1/4" from the back and routed out chambers. Also added tummy cut and modest forearm bevel. That got the weight down to 4.2lbs. I found an unusually figured piece of swamp ash that we bookmatched to close it up.
 

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bagman67

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Handsome work! Whatever the species, looks like a solid solution to the too-heavy guitar problem.
 
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