Spalted Tele Progress

riverbluff

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Here is my tele so far.

Spalted Maple/Alder body.  Pau Ferro/Pau Ferro neck, 6105 SS frets, standard thin contour.  Bare Knuckle Pile Driver pickups. 

All major assemble is complete.  Still need to do wire it up and perform set up.

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This will be my first attempt at wiring one up, guess I'll see how it goes.

Thanks for all the help alone the way.

Bill
 

DangerousR6

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Wow Bill, that pretty badass, but what's with the streaks on the back....? I'm guessing it's just mineral streaks in the wood?
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riverbluff

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Quick question...

I have the Gotoh tele bridge and I failed to pay attention when I removed the saddles so I could install the bridge.  After I removed then I noticed that there were 2 different lenght springs (2 short and 4 long) and also 2 different lenght allen screws to adjust saddle height (again 2 short and 4 long)  When I put them back on I used the short springs on the Low E and G string and I used the short allen screws on the Low and High E strings.  Can anyone confirm if this is the correct placement.  I am trying to avoid going through a couple sets of strings during the initial set up.
ZGOZZ said:
nice
Are you putting copper tape on the cover plate as well?

Yes, I put copper tape on the cover as well.

DangerousR6 said:
Wow Bill, that pretty badass, but what's with the streaks on the back....? I'm guessing it's just mineral streaks in the wood?
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Doug, the streaks do appear to be something in the wood.  They are not cracks, I actually kind of like the way they look.  Really looking forward to hearing how this thing sounds.

V/R

Bill
 

ivar

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Hello!
That is a very nice telecaster!
(I like all of the spalted maple projects on this forum, very nice wood)
The Pau Ferro neck is perfect to that body.
Nothing like PF-necs, let`s have more of it!

By default, the two short springs is for E and A strings.
The short height-adjust is for the two E and E on both sides.

You can switch the hight-screws one by one whithout intonation problems,
switcing the springs,means you must set up again.

Ivar
 

NonsenseTele

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You're kidding me, isn't it???
I'm going with Piledriver too in my Spalty  :laughing7:

Looks evil, man  :evil4:
 

riverbluff

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Here is my first try at wiring up a guitar. 

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Overall, I'm very happy the way it came out.  Sure does help having a nice iron to do the work with.

Bill
 

RobR

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The only problem I see with this Tele is .... I don't own it... ha ha ha

Nice Job!!
 

DangerousR6

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riverbluff said:
Here is my first try at wiring up a guitar. 

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Overall, I'm very happy the way it came out.  Sure does help having a nice iron to do the work with.

Bill
Hey Bill, what kind of pots are those? :icon_scratch: I've never seen any like that....
 
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