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  1. 2 points
    My under used MIJ 1954 Reissue:
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    This might help https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/adjusting-the-slack-feel-on-floyd-rose-trem.583657/
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    For sale is my Fender Custom Shop Master Built Paisley Telecaster. The Master builder was Denis Galuska. It has some small marks on it but this is possibly as built. I have checked the valuation and Master builder ID with Coda Music. It comes complete with the case, COA and usual case goodies. I do not want trades and it is collect only.
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    This place has given me GAS... I mentioned this in the Your Signature Model topic but it's turned from a silly idea into a real project! I've been looking at Ibanez Iceman & Fireman guitars for a while now, wanting one but knowing it wouldn't get used much, and anyway I'm meant to be trying to keep the total number of guitars down, for space reasons as well as money. But, I do have an Ibanez RGIB6 which I like and use every now and then, it's different enough to keep hold of with the longer scale, the low B string and the EMG pickups (which are surprisingly good for a clean sound). It's just got an RG body, nice enough but nothing special, so the idea came to me to get an Iceman or Firman body made for it. It'll have to be custom made because although you can get the bodies everything is in the wrong place for the 28" scale. I've found (via Basschat's recommended Luthiers page) a good luthier who's up for doing it, and liked the sound of it as a "bit of fun" project: http://jimfleetingguitars.com/ so the guitar is going over there next week! It's a crazy project really, the guitar cost about £300 on ebay and I doubt it will be worth much more when all the money is spent, but I'll have something unique that I really like. This is what I'm starting out with: and this is what the finished article will look like: It probably will have the scalloped edge (and back). That pic was done with the actual body shape that I've put together - I scaled the picture of the neck up to it's actual size (ins software) so I could do the body shape exactly right, and I'll do a trial paper fit to make sure. It's just slightly scaled up from the standard Fireman to suit the wider neck and longer scale. The finished guitar will be a bit longer than the original but that's fine. The look I'm going for is as if it was factory made like that, which might seem an odd thing to do with a custom body but it will suit that guitar. It'll be a while before it's done but it's not something I use every day anyway. Not everyone's cup of tea I know, but I can't wait.
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    As I've been going for iconic Teles the last couple of weeks, I thought I'd continue with Bruce Springsteen's, together with a link to a Rolling Stone piece on the guitar. Enjoy. https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/bruce-springsteens-favorite-guitar-the-story-behind-one-of-a-kind-fender-119846/ 
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    Here's mine (in its current form). I only use it in the house for now as I'm still very much in the 'getting good' stage of guitar playing.
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    Been feeling stressed AF for a couple of days, too busy to play guitar, too much to do and sort out... Just had 20 minutes with my Tele thrashing out cheesy blues rock lead and I feel 200% better. They should prescribe this stuff on the NHS.
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    That’s a great photo of JS.
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    One of those people who actually changed my life: Also a major inspiration behind my own Tele, which happens to be a CIJ 2006 71RI model. I'll post some photos of that beast another time, none to hand now...
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    OK, I'm a bit early, but I thought I'd get my addition to Tele Tuesday out now and hopefully prompt some others to jump on tomorrow. Similarly to last week, I'm adding a video of an iconic Tele (in fact 2). Enjoy...
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    Well, I have a Musicman silhouette bass V1, which came with both baritone and bass strings, currently on bass flatwounds tuned E to E, same pups. 30 inch scale like the Squier which I also had for a while, the difference between the two instruments is astounding
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    My small bodied acoustic guitars of choice are Selmer style guitars, particularly the D hole style. They're typically associated with gypsy jazz but are actually quite versatile. The Cigano GJ15 can be found for around the price you're looking at. I have one and it's really nice.
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    I thought I’d add what is probably one of the most iconic Teles in popular music (YMMV).
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    For sale is my Gibson SG Faded 2005 home Use Only in very good condition, one slight scratch on front of guitar and a touch of fading of the colour on the front face at rear Just re strung with new strings great action no fret ware Comes with stagg Hard Case Gibson manual and gibson strap Prefer collection from West Midlands dy5 though I may have a box to ship if you can arrange your own courier collection Sorry no trades as just purchased a les Paul studio If you wish to come and try out guitar you will need to bring your own amp as I have just sold mine Pics to follow My direct mail address is [email protected]
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    I suppose the key thing is that it's optional. The biggest pitfall would be to create something which has so many options, it's impossible to find the "classic" sound(s) that you expect, e.g., a Les Paul to produce. As long as the core tone is all present and correct, you have a simple, usable option, without being forced to explore the additional bells and whistles...but if they can't get that right, then they're really in trouble!
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    Just my luck for the photo to be at an odd angle. Mine's pretty simple and set up about 80's sounds. The Amptweaker Tight Rock is at the centre of it all. The sidetrak channel goes into a Keeley Seeing Eye modded Boss DS1 (or sometimes a Joyo JF14 American Sound). Before the Tight Rock is (in order) an Xotic Wah, Effectrode PC2 Compressor, Empress Parametric eq (which may go back to the bass board it came from). The Tight Rock then goes into a Nux Chorus Core (featuring stereo tri-chorus) and then a Mooer Ocean Machine for reverb and dual delays. I still have a Lexicon MPXG2 in storage which may replace some of it one day. This board does everything I ask of it from funky chorussed, scratched clean chords in the 4th strat position to Highway To The Danger Zone type distortion.
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    A topic for photos of folks' Builds. I'll start it off with a photo of the guitar built by Our Eldest, and finished (but are they ever really finished..?) the other day. It plays well, too... Over to you, then; show us your Builds...
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    Yes - I know. There's nothing wrong with the ranges of good quality but affordable acoustics starting to appear on the scene that are made affordable by dropping the binding. But as you say... Anyway, I chickened out of doing the binding for the back this afternoon and instead rock-hopped back to the neck heel. Still further shaping to do to make it look a little more elegant but I think it will work OK. This shot has also reminded me that the last job after the rest of the binding is finished, is clamping it somehow without crushing it and routing a flaming great big (and very accurate) slot to fit the neck tenon into. Oh joy...
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    And in the meantime I made a bit of progress with the fretboard. Cut a couple of swifts for the 12th fret: Then used a precision router base on the Dremel with a 1.5mm bit: and installed with epoxy mixed with Macassar dust: Dots fixed either side and sanded smooth with the radius block: And that's all up to date as of this morning
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    OK The thing I've done before is using decorative banding to bind the fretboard with. It gives me the advantage of looking like a multi-layer veneer demarcation without the faff and risk of wavy lines of trying to do that: The second thing is something I haven't tried before. Because the neck is from an offcut, it isn't deep enough to give me top of body to bottom in two pieces. And three pieces of maple stacked together could look a bit naff! So I've added a lump of decorative wood. To make it look like it was meant to be there, I've angled it. Won't know until I carve it what it is going to look like, but worth a try!
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    So, pretty much bringing it up to date... Before gluing the top and back on, it's the time to check the fit of things that will be very difficult once the chamber is sealed! Such as where the pre-amp is going to sit: Then, first, the top is glued: The back still has a little to do. The maple cross-grain strips are put on to strengthen the bookmatch join. There is quite a thickness difference in the body between the neck and the tail so I've clamped with a fulcrum strip to help that along while the strips dry: Then the all important label - almost impossible to put it in straight once the back is glued on! The top is now almost final thickness and, being spruce, is susceptible to damage, so I made some ply cauls, chamfered on the bottom edge, to clamp against: And then the back is glued Looks promising: Mind you - having done all that work on the body, the most scary bit is still to do - routing the binding channels and neck mortice slot. Could still end up as BBQ wood, yet!!!! And bringing right up to date with this afternoon, turned my attention to the neck and fretboard. All will be revealed tomorrow:
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    And so to shaping the braces (basically parabola shaped to retain the strength but reduce weight) and tweaking the shape of the braces to get the top to resonate with multiple harmonics at as many of the required frequencies as possible - tap tuning. For anyone interested in this black art (which I only scratch the surface of personally - I know when it's right but I don't know how to get there other than by accident), this is a long but very instructive video. The last 15mins or so has him actually doing the tweaking and by golly you can hear the difference at the end!: https://youtu.be/Ei5-DkVTrEE Mine has ended pretty much where his began (then again, he sells his guitars for many thousands of pounds) but is certainly more resonant that when I started with a number of distinctly different notes, with at least two harmonics, ringing out when various parts of the top is tapped. On this dry fit, you can see that some of the non-structural braces disappear to nothing - and where that happens matters!: The straight brace at the top and the long cross braces are structural and will extend into the kerfed strip, which needs cutting away: As will be seen later - the outside join will actually be cut away! So the glue joint of the kerfed strip itself has to be a good one - but remember, the top and back are curved. So they need sanding at an angle to provide a good gluing surface and tight internal join: While I can see both sides (ie, before the top is glued on), I need to similarly prepare the back. First a purfling strip is set into the join line: That is scraped smooth and then the back braces are put on. The back has a 15 foot radius spheroidal curve so has its own radius dish. The bottoms are radiused to fit the 15' dish in the same way the top braces were radiused to fit the 25' dish: I pre-shape the parabola so use spruce offcut strip to act as the pressure beams for the go-bar struts to press the back into its proper shape in the dish: And then the dry-fit tweaking of the back join is done in the same was the top was: Thread is ALMOST up to date. Next post is gluing the top and back onto the sides which is where I've just got to.
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