woodworm damaged Tele restoration NOW W/ X-RAYS!

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Post by Artslap » Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:20 pm

Freakier and freakier.

Can't wait for the x-rays...

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Post by BatDog » Sun Aug 14, 2016 4:54 am

Pat! Maybe not so much "news" but just saw this and thought about yer Tele...

https://www.instagram.com/p/BJEzubxjkDG/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by Pacafeliz » Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:31 pm

Thanks!
I have now reassembled the guitar, and man it weights quite a bit more. Think about 500g went in there!
Doc sez he can do the x-rays/scan Next week, so I gotta meet 'em to hand the guitar over these days.
It will look much cooler assembled! Stay tuned!
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Post by mackerelmint » Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:00 pm

x rays! x rays!

This is gonna be cool. :w00t:
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Post by jthomas » Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:47 pm

and... and... and?

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Post by Pacafeliz » Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:56 pm

sorry folks, but do not fear, for i shall see the doc today, to hand the guitar over.
it WILL be done and the pics WILL be posted.

MUST do it now, since i've decided to (hold it...)


...Bigsby this guitar!

call me crazy, love or hate me for it (or any other reason), but since the "collector's value" is in the basement for this one anyway, i might as well make it as gigable for myself as possible.

so the amazing FenderBob is sending me this:
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now all i need to get is:
- thimbles (any specific model or advice here?)
- and maybe someone who does it for me. or not. there's 2 vids on youtube that explain it pretty good.

so stay tuned for updates!

btw, the guitar is now playing and working all a-ok, and i LOVE the neck! i've HATED all the other Teles i've played, but there's something about this one. with the Bigsby it will be in the to-be-rocked-herd 100% and that excites me SO much. finally. :w00t:

it needs to have the 3-way switch replaced (the treble position always "springs" back automatically...?), the pots cleaned a bit maybe, and the nut slots cut down properly (put a fender bone nut on it - it used to just have some plastic stick in there).
and the Bix.

hell yeah! ;D
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Post by Pacafeliz » Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:59 pm

so it should look like this in a couple weeks!

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:-*
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Post by raphaël » Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:06 am

Pacafeliz wrote:hell yeah!
indeed :w00t:

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Post by ChrisFFTA » Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:27 am

You sure you want to go the whole hog and drill into that body? A vibramate option might be more structurally wise?

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Post by Artslap » Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:59 pm

I have visions of going for that wobbly shimmer and ending up with two separate pieces of guitar, neck in one hand, bigsby handle in he other and decayed splinters in between.

Oh! the humanity!

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Post by Pacafeliz » Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:21 pm

Scan/pics have been made.
He will now try to convert them to a usable format. I haven't seen em, but he says it's like swiss cheese. Oops. :bored:
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Post by kosmonautmayhem » Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:30 pm

:w00t:



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Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:40 pm

I must admit, I've secretly been hoping these pictures would materialise soon.

Could be the OSG highlight of 2016! :freako:
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Post by mgeek » Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:04 pm

chomping at the bit here!

Can't believe you're gonna drill into it! I'd be nervous to BREATHE near it!

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Post by ChrisFFTA » Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:36 pm

A smart phone pic would suffice

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