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Sunday, November 06, 2011

Thinline update

Current mood: creative

Hey all,
 
Things went better than I hoped today. Templates made, body made and routed. top made, Neck cut shaped and sanded. Good amount done in only 7 hours. Very pleased with progress.
Thread started called 1969 Thinline Telecaster. Have a look and please comment as this site does not allow multiple posts in a row by a user, I got banned once for that.
Please comment on the blog, It's good to know what others think.
Updates on the thread as often as possible, as long as others post also.
 
Wish me sharp tools.........Dessi
10:30 pm - 2 comments - 1 Kudos
Sunday, October 30, 2011

1969 thinline telecaster

Current mood: relaxed

Hey peeps,
 
it's been a while since i've been building, but that is about to change. planning my first tele build. I have already purchased the timber. Gonna be maple and cherry. I will photograph and post as I go along, and will try to improve the quality of the previous build posts, but as you builders will know once ye get started sometimes you forget the picture record for others, but hey I will try.
 
Cheers Dessi.
:wavey:
2:54 pm - 2 comments - 2 Kudos
Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Dual Explorer Build 2010

Current mood: creative

Hi all,
 
Finally got round to photographing the explorers.
 
Two of the photographs show the 45 degree champher on the rear of the bottom horn. This allows those of us with large hands to get right into some action high on the fret board.
 
Please comment and ask questions, very little people do and go through their lifes wondering, How did.......Why is.......Where do......etc.
 
So don't be shy..........lets hear your comments.
 
Wish me sharp tools
 
Festive stuff........la..la..la.
 
Dessi:wavey:
7:51 pm - 1 comments - 1 Kudos
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Explorers are us!!!

Current mood: creative

Hi all,
 
It's been a while but thought i'd better update the blog.
 
Guitar building has to say the least been slow due to the necessary work commitments. But it is about to change!!!
 
My son and I are in the process of building another two.....yes two...explorers.
 
This time with 24 frets instead of the usual 22. One will be painted as the first and the other laquered.
 
Specs''
 
Explorer 1
 
Mahogany body, maple reverse jackson type neck, stevie via pickups, grover tuners, black pickguard, black speed knobs.
 
Explorer 2
 
Mahogany, 3 types, iroko stripes body, maple reverse jackson type neck, iron gear pickups, grover tuners, blue pearloid pickguard, black speed knobs.
 
Will post some pic's as soon as''
 
Cheers
 
Dessi:liplick:
12:25 pm - 2 comments - 0 Kudos
Thursday, August 13, 2009

Explorer update

Current mood: productive

Hi all,
having some difficulty uploading phots to this site, any tips greatfully received.
The explore is almost complete, just got to house in the pickups as soon  as they arrive from USA. Puttin in Stevie Via Evolution at bridge and Breed at the neck positions
The neck is complete, as is the body, used an old peice of afromosia, drying around 20yrs for both peices and a black walnut fret board. The guitar has a reverse neck ( i think it looks better ) and jumbo fretwire. I have also fitted an inlay to the 12th fret position but have covered this up as it is for my eldest son and a surprise, he might read this you know!! All the ironmongery is black, tuners, bridge, saddle, scratchplate,
Pictures speak louder than words so I shall atempt, again to upload some pictures for you asap.
The guitar is going to be finished in a matt white enamel with at least 6 coats of clear laquer.
If you read this blog, leave a comment please as I have had many visitors and no comments, go on.
 
You should all have a go at designing and making your own guitar, it's great fun and very rewarding.
 
My son has Adopted, borrowed, taken, become attatched to, my last guitar project, the Jimmy Page wired one. He is playing it at his latest gig, Friday 14th Aug, disgarding his flying V. At rehersals his fellow band members said " that guitar is like the full Sunday Diner, Meaty with two veg and hundreds of gravy, the mutts nuts."
A complement indeed if I ever heard one, thanks guys.
 
Anyway must go and sand the body and neck (of the explorer) for the umteenth time and not the last time i should add.
 
Watch out for the pictures they will be here soon, i hope!
 
Cheers Dessi
 
 
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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

SG Type Guitar

Current mood: accomplished

Hi, this week I completed my guitar, wired with a Jimmy Page Loom. and it sounds fantastic. But no rest for the wicked it's on to a Gib*** Explorer. It's gonig to be my first painted Guitar. WHITE.  Going to put the JP wiring Loom in this one as well as it sounds too damm good. Just means there will be 4 pushpull knobs instead of 3. Will post some pics as i go along, I'll make the body first then the hockey stick neck. Wish me sharp tools.
Cheers Dessi.
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