Another Walnut Carve Top Build

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by corn, Jan 25, 2020.

  1. corn

    corn Squier-holic

    Feb 27, 2013
    San Diego
    So y’all know I was at the NAMM show last week right? Yup! :) I didn’t buy much, just a few parts And this neck.
    Yesterday I was buying some material for a job and saw beautiful hunk of Walnut, I asked if they’d cut off an 18” piece ,, sweet 1 piece walnut Tele build coming up ;) m

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    I’m not even sure what I’m doing here yet. Possibly an tail piece with some type of filtertron, TV Jones? Maybe ,, we’ll see
  2. waynes world

    waynes world Squier-Nut

    Jan 27, 2019
    Have fun thanks for all the pics from NAMM!
  3. -r3-

    -r3- Squier-holic

    Jan 28, 2016
    NC Piedmont
    What kinda wood is that fretboard?
    What's the radius? Fretboard is challenging my eye, maybe it's just the perspective of the photo.
  4. Luvs2yoko

    Luvs2yoko Squier-holic

    Jan 19, 2014
    I'm sure it will be killer. I'll stay tuned.
  5. AllroyPA

    AllroyPA Squier-Axpert

    Dec 14, 2009
  6. corn

    corn Squier-holic

    Feb 27, 2013
    San Diego
    That is Wenge I was thinking on putting some of that on a fretboard of one of my own necks, I have never worked with it.
    I remember I had started some neck builds a while back and some were walnut. Well what do you know I started a walnut neck, so I guess this build just got a lot more work ;(

  7. JurnyWannaBe

    JurnyWannaBe Squier-holic

    Feb 14, 2019
    That’s a good looking slab of wood. Please keep us updated on this build. I got a feeling it’s gonna be good :)
  8. SquierTap

    SquierTap Squier-holic

    Jul 14, 2018
    Nashville, Tn
    Another Corny Masterpiece in progress... Go, Corn, go!
  9. corn

    corn Squier-holic

    Feb 27, 2013
    San Diego
    I thought I’d get a lot of fun time with it today , that didn’t happen :( but I did get an hour or so , so I did some routing, and shaping and wiped it down with some beer
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  10. corn

    corn Squier-holic

    Feb 27, 2013
    San Diego
    I got a couple more hours on it didn’t quite finish the arc carve, it will still need some fine-tuning and a more rounded top, I’m just waiting to confirm on which pick ups I’m going to use. I think I’m going to score some DeArmond FilterTron pick ups :)
    771CDF9E-83BF-4132-9B80-4339A834A0AD.jpeg I was going to buy a Bigsby B6 but they are too long to work on a Tele body. So now I’m thinking on using the B5 it will be a little tricky I will have to make sure the back of the guitar is flat, at a slope but flat so the Bigsby sits flat
    Also I routed the neck and started on the headstock contour. And I pulled out the pins on the Bigsby and drilled holes for much easier String changing
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  11. corn

    corn Squier-holic

    Feb 27, 2013
    San Diego
    Today I got some more time to @&&;? Around with stuff
    This always seems to be the weirdest most difficult thing, the placement and the depth of the knobs and pots and switch.
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  12. corn

    corn Squier-holic

    Feb 27, 2013
    San Diego
    The body is pretty much shaped and contoured to where I like it except maybe the top which I might round a little bit more after the pick up routes are done, I like to leave a little bit of flat spot on top so I can clamp my templates on easier
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  13. corn

    corn Squier-holic

    Feb 27, 2013
    San Diego
    4BAA5BCE-FAF3-4F8D-9FB4-88E4BE329AA3.jpeg After I drill the holes all the way through the body for the knobs and switch, I use a forstner bit from the back, this is another somewhat scary process, too deep could be total disaster
    After this I will use a template to route out the cavity , or maybe in this case I might just free Willy and go for it, because the control plate cover will (I hope ) hide any ugliness
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  14. corn

    corn Squier-holic

    Feb 27, 2013
    San Diego
    I hate to spoil All the fun especially way before it’s done. Hey did I just write a new song?. It won’t be long,,,, :) Probably not, anyhow this is it and I am about ready to start doing some clear coats soon. I scored some brand new Fender Hi-trons in a trade. La Cabronita Carvetop is looking pretty dang sweet so far.
    I’m not 100% sure onthe Wenge neck, I started another walnut neck but I’m kind of liking the look of this one
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  15. snivlem

    snivlem Squier-holic

    Jan 25, 2018
  16. duceditor

    duceditor Squier-Axpert

    May 29, 2014
    The Monadnocks, NH USA
    Just wow!!!

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  17. Wizzer

    Wizzer Squier-holic

    Jul 12, 2010
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Rad, as always, corn. Super cool.
  18. Archangelmm

    Archangelmm Squier-Meister

    Nov 26, 2017
    Valrico, Fl
    Absolutely Gorgeous build!
  19. Loin Lover

    Loin Lover Squier-holic

    Jul 26, 2018
    Backwoods, USA
    She's looking great. Awesome, popping grain. I'm curious to see what your walnut neck looks like on that bod. Thanks for the detailed play-by-play and pics. Love the blue racing stripes too. ;-)
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  20. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    Another Corntastic project ! ! Keep them coming ! !
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