Tuxedo Tele

Livingston

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At last!  My patience has paid off, and I have what I consider to be a priceless guitar for about $1300.

Here are the specs:

Mahogany body
AAA Birdseye Maple neck (fat profile)
Ebony fretboard
Double body binding/neck binding
Neck/Mid: Seymour Duncan Hot Rails
Bridge: DiMarzio Chopper T
Sperzel Locking Tuners

Enough talk!  Here are the pics:

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Thanks to those who convinced me to keep working with the fat neck.  I don't even notice it feeling thick any more.

For anyone who's wondering, "rlo" is my initials  :icon_biggrin:



 

blue313

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Wow did that come out great!  It's the perfect name for a Nashville Tele all dressed up.  Hows she sound?
 

GoDrex

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pure class all the way - - that's a tough one to beat for sure. Looks like a well thought out plan that came together beautifully. :icon_thumright:
 

NeilStryker

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That is an awesome tele.    Bravo!    :icon_thumright:    If there ever was a case for a headstock binding option, this is it!   
 

mayfly

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That is a very very classy guitar.

I'd build one, but I think that I'd look to shabby when I played it  :icon_jokercolor:
 

Mor Paul

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That came out really well!
I wore a bow tie and dressy shirt to school today for no reason, but that guitar beats me in classiness.
 

Jon

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Very nice, and ya, VERY classy.  How you liking the hot rails?  I'm thinking of one for my SG.
 
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guitlouie

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I'm going to comment without using the word classy, as the quota for that word has been met already.  I will say that double bound Teles are the shisnicky, and black double bounds might just be my new favorite!  Also I like the headstock as is.  For some reason I think a bound headstock would have detracted from the singular uniqueness of this particular Tele.  VERY nice Livingston.
 

dbw

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Yes yes yes!  Very nice, and dare I say CLASSY?  :)  This is my favorite guitar ever that doesn't have fretboard markers (normally I like fretboard markers)!  It all just comes together perfectly... the black and white, with a little chrome and maple...  10/10!!  Bravo!  Encore!

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Clever to chop-shop the Warmoth logo like that.  I'm kinda sunk, unless they change their name to DBWarmoth...  :icon_tongue:
 

GoDrex

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About the binding - and I'm not saying anything bad about this guitar because it's top notch for sure - but the headstock binding would have been great on this. I don't care for how Warmoth does binding on tele and strat necks (I'm guessing it's these two types because it where I notice it). The binding goes past the nut and then just stops in the middle of nowhere. On my LP the binding stops right at the nut, and make a nice frame around the neck. Even still I can overlook that on this build because it all works so well.
 

Livingston

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Blue313 said:
Wow did that come out great!  It's the perfect name for a Nashville Tele all dressed up.  Hows she sound?

It sounds great!  It is a really loud guitar.  I'm used to playing a 57 RI LP Custom with burstbuckers (think this design might be inspired by that? :icon_tongue:), but the high output rails are amazing.  I've had it finished and set up for about two weeks now, and in a band/live situation, these pickups cut through way better without making me annoying-loud-guy.

As far as the headstock binding goes, I would definitely have gone for that option if it were available, but I think that the lightness of the maple offsetting the black has a similar effect. 

Thanks so much for all of the positive comments!  I'm so glad people seem to like this design as much as I do!  My poor LP has not gotten a lot of action since I finished this tele.  I made it to be a back-up for the LP, but that might go the other way.  I know everyone says this, but Warmoths really do play smooth!
 
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