Build for a friend...

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by SoundDesign, May 1, 2018.

  1. SoundDesign

    SoundDesign Squier-holic

    So I started a thread about how extra guitar parts turn into extra guitars. In my case it was an extra Indo Squier Tele Custom neck ('05). I rifled through my parts bin and decided I would build a Tele for a friend. I had this neck and a Rose Bourbon/Buckaroo set, various bits and bobs and really just needed a body to get going. Found this white ash one on eBay out of Quebec (Merci!):


    I had to go start with 120 grit to get the cross grain scratches out but otherwise she looks pretty good. Next was a rubdown with vintage amber. I sent him a few pics with various pickguard colours and I think he's going with a dark tort. I want him to see the body in persion though because it's a little more "lemon" than this pic suggests:


    I have a lighter, slightly more reddish one that just screams Prince's Hohner Tele but he's leaning this way. Next decisions are Tru-Oil or poly. Probably Tru-oil but we'll see. More to come...
  2. SoundDesign

    SoundDesign Squier-holic

    I have three coats of Tru-oil on here. Definitely taking some of the "lemon" out of the yellow:

  3. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    Looks amazing. I'd love to give this a try. :)
  4. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert

    Dec 12, 2009
    Swanton Ohio
    That's nice..Love that grain..
  5. willhowl

    willhowl Squier-holic

    Dec 19, 2011
    Houston Texas
    Right on!!!....Love the grain, LOVE that Knot!!!!!!...................And a set of Rose??????.....Giddouttahere!!!!!

    More, More, Please..........willhowl
  6. SoundDesign

    SoundDesign Squier-holic

    Getting close but it's always something. I wanted to get his initials on the neck plate. I figure they could do it while I waited but apparently there's this thing called "Mother's Day" coming up. :D

    So far:
  7. pcampbell

    pcampbell Squier-Meister

    Jan 15, 2015
    Memphis, Tennessee
    That looks so good!
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  8. kjmac

    kjmac Squier-Nut

    Aug 14, 2017
    Omaha, NE
    I love that color combination. I built one very similar last year, but made the mistake of putting on a cheap Chinese Kmise neck. It sits about 1/16 of an inch too high in the pocket so I just ordered a new Mighty Mite neck that should be here by Tuesday. I'm anxious to get it done so I can set it up and play.

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  9. Acidhouse

    Acidhouse Squier-holic

    Sep 16, 2010
    Birmingham . . . Alabama
    Man that looks awesome.
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  10. SoundDesign

    SoundDesign Squier-holic

    Just wanted to close the loop on this one. I should be delivering it tonight!

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  11. Shaytan

    Shaytan Squier-Meister

    Apr 10, 2018
    Lisbon, Portugal
    I'm sure your friend will be very happy with the result! Quite a special guitar for him, too, I believe.
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  12. Rat cam 68

    Rat cam 68 Squier-Meister

    Mar 12, 2018
    I ll be a friend,very nice build
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  13. Paully

    Paully Squier-holic

    May 29, 2014
    Maine USA
    You're a Chuck Colson kind of friend.
    When asked why he went to prison to protect Pres. Nixon, he simply replied "he's my friend."
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  14. Jim Belaye

    Jim Belaye Squier-holic

    Jul 25, 2015
    Montréal, Canada
    Excellent work! Beautiful Tele! Your friend will be very happy for sure. :)
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  15. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Dr. Squier

    Jan 27, 2016
    North Tonawanda, NY
    That's a beauty ! Your friend will love it !
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