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  • Fun little project on the bench

    My brother found a stripped Yamaha Tele-style body and neck at an estate sale for a few bucks, bought them and gave them to me.

    The neck is maple with a rosewood board. Semi Strat style headstock. No nut or tuners. Frets aren't much worn---could use a good polish---and it's straight with no twist. There's a small chip on the fretboard between the nut and 1st fret on the treble side. Decent finish.

    The body (alder, looks like) has a fair amount of dings and scratches. It's cut for two humbuckers, rear-mounted switch and pots (I'll have to fab a cover plate), and a hardtail string-through bridge.

    I think I have everything I need to make this work. I do repair, set-up and mod work, so I have lots of take-offs and spares. Tuners, nut material, neck plate and bolts, pickups, bezels, pots, caps, knobs, switch, jack, bridge, ferrules---should be all set.

    So far all I've done is apply some Elmer's wood filler to the worst of the body blemishes. Planning to give it a rattle can finish. Not going to invest too much or go too crazy on that, but I'll make it look decent.

    I'll try to get some pics up soon.
    I not only resent the allegation, I resent the alligator!

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    Best of luck on the new project guitar. Pics soon please.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by DeepEnd View Post
      Best of luck on the new project guitar. Pics soon please.
      Dab naggit, I've got to figger out how to resize my pics so I can post them here.

      60 years old and nearly computer-illiterate. Sheesh
      I not only resent the allegation, I resent the alligator!

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      • Freeman Keller
        Freeman Keller commented
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        The simple way I resize pictures is to open them with plain old Paint (not 3D), click the resize button, select one of the direction buttons, enter a new value (I've found that most of the images out of my camera are about 3.5M, if I enter 25 in the horizontal direction they come out about 500K which is perfect). Save and it replaces the old one, upload it and it works perfectly.

        I have come to hate Photobucket so much that while its a big hassle to resize photos in the long run its much better.

        Looking forward to seeing your project.

      • Danocoustic
        Danocoustic commented
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        Thanks Freeman. I'll try that.

    • #4
      Stupid edit function not working.

      Wanted to add---I've mounted some inexpensive tuners, a string tree and a plastic nut after I sprayed the headstock with clear lacquer. Partway through the fret polish, then I'll oil the very dry fretboard.
      I not only resent the allegation, I resent the alligator!

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      • #5
        I use an old version of IrfanView, which is free. Go to oldversion.com or oldapps.com and download it.
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        • #6
          I give up. Trying to resize pics is a bigger hemorrhoid than I'm willing to deal with.

          Sorry.
          I not only resent the allegation, I resent the alligator!

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