Tele mods and an aged finish… (no bin bags used)…

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So a few weeks back I get a message from a forum member… “posted you a tele body and neck… sort it out with an aged finish… oh… and a p90 in the neck”

get in says I…

this arrived in the post a few days later along with a bucket of parts…



First job was to plug the neck pickup hole and route for a p90…make a pickguard then bung it all together to see where we were at:



A few issues popped up… the ferrules at the back were not even close to being in line…



And the bridge mounting screws had been drilled in the wrong place leaving a big gap down the side of the bridge and the low E string too close to the edge of the fretboard.


It was out this by this much…



Holes were plugged and the bridge relocated so the string alignment is now correct…



So onto paint, body was sanded flat, grain filled and sanding sealer applied then a coat or two of primer…



After flatting that back, a couple of coats of Inca silver were sprayed..



Then the lovely candy red on top.



Then clear coats and wet sanding, buffing etc



Parts were aged and then the guitar spent some time in the time machine!… and here we are…













The neck received the log and was also aged… (didn’t get pics of that being done soz)



Just needs a final set up before being thrown in a very sturdy hiscox case and couriered lovingly oop north!… contrary to what you may have read elsewhere on the forum, it ain’t left here yet ;)

peace out poopot x x x x
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  • LegionreturnsLegionreturns Frets: 7660
    Awesome work bud! 

    Can't wait to get my paws on it.

    Chuck it in a bin bag quick! 

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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 7293
    Awesome work bud! 

    Can't wait to get my paws on it.

    Chuck it in a bin bag quick! 
    Careful what you wish for :)
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  • Philly_QPhilly_Q Frets: 10987
    Wowzers.
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  • TrentGuitarsTrentGuitars Frets: 740
    Fantastic work mate!
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  • TeleMasterTeleMaster Frets: 4495
    I’ll go and put my pitchfork back then shall I?????

    Looks lovely. 
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  • LegionreturnsLegionreturns Frets: 7660
    I’ll go and put my pitchfork back then shall I?????

    Looks lovely. 
    I think that's what the Hermes driver used to deliver it over my fence! 

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  • lovestrat74lovestrat74 Frets: 1243
    Top notch as always :+1:
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  • greggreg66greggreg66 Frets: 295
    Lovely!!!

    Nice stack of tone wood in the background also : )
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  • AK99AK99 Frets: 422
    Beautiful paint / crazing on that - excellent job.
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 8864
    Chuck it in a bin bag, quick! 
    Can't beat a bag guard Tele.
    Be seeing you.
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  • euaneuan Frets: 113
    Who was the body from? 
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  • MattharrierMattharrier Frets: 103
    edited July 14
    Two things.

    A ) the other post was great, sucked me in at first and then the penny dropped.

    B ) I would say I'm not interested in having a guitar aged, but that looks damned good and frankly I could be tempted!

    How do you get the checking on the paint work to happen? The worn sections I can understand, but the checking is a mystery to me (general principles, I'm not looking to steal your method or anything!)
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 23665
    Two things.

    A ) the other post was great, sucked me in at first and then the penny dropped.

    B ) I would say I'm not interested in having a guitar aged, but that looks damned good and frankly I could be tempted!

    How do you get the checking on the paint work to happen? The worn sections I can understand, but the checking is a mystery to me (general principles, I'm not looking to steal your method or anything!)
    Most checking is caused by extremes of temperature as the finish expands and contracts…..
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  • slackerslacker Frets: 1546
    Although I'm not a fan of that spec or red a) that's excellent work and b) I love the concept of own brand instruments.

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  • LegionreturnsLegionreturns Frets: 7660
    Is now a good time to mention to admin that this modder appears to have used my registered trademark on his build? ;)  

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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 23665
    Is now a good time to mention to admin that this modder appears to have used my registered trademark on his build? ;)  
    Did you give him permission? 
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  • LegionreturnsLegionreturns Frets: 7660
    Is now a good time to mention to admin that this modder appears to have used my registered trademark on his build? ;)  
    Did you give him permission? 
    I gave him the logo :D 

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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 23665
    Is now a good time to mention to admin that this modder appears to have used my registered trademark on his build? ;)  
    Did you give him permission? 
    I gave him the logo :D 
    Sounds like implied permission to me :)
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  • poopotpoopot Frets: 7293
    Is now a good time to mention to admin that this modder appears to have used my registered trademark on his build? ;)  
    Did you give him permission? 
    I gave him the logo :D 
    Sounds like implied permission to me :)
    Iirc I was asked to put a gibson logo on it :)
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  • LegionreturnsLegionreturns Frets: 7660
    poopot said:
    Is now a good time to mention to admin that this modder appears to have used my registered trademark on his build? ;)  
    Did you give him permission? 
    I gave him the logo :D 
    Sounds like implied permission to me :)
    Iirc I was asked to put a gibson logo on it :)
    Well obviously! 

    It's the new Gibson Jimi signature thinline! 

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