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As bought from W. One-piece swamp ash, single bucker, OFR. Soon to be my hot rod.
 
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Partially filled (I'm going for an in the grain look), dyed and intial clear coats.
 

NonsenseTele

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Getting really nice!
Hope you do the same finish in the front of the headstock, will be the Evil Tele :evil4:
 
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guitlouie said:
Nice....I really dig that red.
Thanks. That's actually 5 passes with dye. First was my peculiar amber mix, which is a mix of vintage maple and yellow. Next I added red to the amber mix, then straight red. Those were applied to the black grainfilled wood in that order. Next, after the 1st clear coat, I rubbed the red/amber mix-yes, into the lacquer. Then a 2nd coat of lacquer, and a red/amber rub again.
I'm pretty happy with the color, but I was planning on black hardware, but I think it might look kind of cheap. Opinions on hardware color?
 

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I don't think I could ever play a guitar with just one humbucker in it, but that is just me.
But, damn that thing looks cool.
 
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Micahbell said:
I don't think I could ever play a guitar with just one humbucker in it, but that is just me.
But, damn that thing looks cool.

I understand, but this is just my hot rod, like I mentioned earlier. It's meant to be my heavy sounding guitar, my go to for the crunchier songs in our setlists. For that it will be perfect: a one-tone Johnny.
 
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Not sure about what I'll settle on for a pickup. I might go active, but for now I have a few passives I'll be changing in and out, including a D-Activator that has me intrigued. Hope it sounds like DiMarzio says it does.
I have a Warmoth headstock 3 x 3 maple/rosewood that I'll use for now. I intend on changing that out in the future though, maybe padouk/ebony. We'll see.  :)
 
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NonsenseTele said:
I will say:
chrome or gold hardware and tele headstock FTW

I really dislike the Tele headstock shape.
I've got all black hardware which I bought before I finished the body. I had a red in mind which would have been good with black, but I don't think black will work with the red I've gotten.
What is FTW?
 

GoDrex

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FTW seems to be everywhere lately... it means "for the win" - - though when I was younger it meant f**k the world hahahaha

I agree about the tele headstock - always looks weak to me, like a limp strat headstock hahaha :p

black or chrome would look good to me - but gold almost always looks too fancy for my taste. I always go with chrome as the default since it looks good on anything. Black makes everything look more modern to me - it goes with every color but may not look "right" to you.
 

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Gold with that red is good - check a wine red LP studio with gold HW. But I'm a sucker for gold.
Great start, keep us posted.
 
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Lacquer is cured, here is a mockup before rubbing/polishing. Turns out black will work!
 
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You best stay with the black or I'm coming to Florida!  That looks awesome, man! 
 

DangerousR6

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I'll have to agree with Doc, looks tits to me man.......And I too dislike the tele headstock.....
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