The custom double bound tele is full of tone! It is outfitted with a Joe Barden bridge and Bill Lawrence Keystone pickups. They respond very well to dynamic playing are a bring a very clear tone out of the instrument. Double bound and finished in my Autumn Burst nitro finish, this guitar is ready to paint with music. Check out more photos here
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Tonight in between spraying coats on my archtop project, I started my next guitar project (and probably the last for a while). I am making myself a copy, as close as I can of Andy’ Summers’ telecaster.
I dont have any alder on hand so I am using poplar for my body. I first laminated a 3 piece body blank (just because I had a few pieces I wanted to use up, and since the finish will be a 3 colour opaque burst I dont care about the grain appearance) and rough cut it out on the band saw.
Then, I planed it to 1 3/4″ thickness and put it through my thickness sander to clean up the faces. Then after retracing the outline, I sanded the edges on my edge sander and drum sander.
(if you want to see rough wood, being jointed and planed check out my other build threads.. this one will be step by step from here on but I did the blank while I forgot my camera at home).