Saturday, January 17, 2009

Some parts to be ordered

After some weeks of inactivity let's continue with the hardward of the guitar. Here you have the list of parts to be ordered.

  1. FENDER Vintage Noiseless Tele Pickups
  2. GOTOH Vintage Machines
  3. Jack Mounting Ferrule fot Tele 
  4. Vintage String Retainer for Tele
  5. Neck Plates
  6. Tele® Style Vintage Bridge
  7. String Ferrules
  8. Black Tele® Style Pickguard (1 layer)
  9. Pickguard Screws, Fender Style, 13mm
  10. Standard Strap Buttons
  11. Dome Speed Knob
  12. Control Plate for Tele, Standard   
  13. Black Fretboard-Dots  
  14. Black Stab Side Dots  
  15. Fender-style, 44 x 4 x 3mm nut
  16. Double Dual Action Truss Rod for guitar, 44cm   
  17. Fretwire, 24 Pieces (2,0x1,1mm Vintage)   
  18. Output jack
  19. 250K pots
  20. .050µF capacitor
  21. .001µF capacitor
  22. 3-way lever switch with black barrel-style knob
  23. 12" Non-shielded guitar circuit wire, 22AWG, white
  24. 24" Non-shielded guitar circuit wire, 22AWG, black
  25. 12" Shielded guitar circuit wire, 28AWG inner conductor, black

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Drilling the cavities in the template

Now it's time to drill the cavities in the template. After that we can tranfere them over the body's surface. Note that the templates seems to be a little bit "used"...

Finishing the body

The body is completely sanded. We finally decided not to drill the bewel until we receive the pickguard in order to check that the shepe fits perfectly. As you can see the neck pocket is not finished because I prefer to have the neck finished to fit it in his hole.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sanding the body

After hours and hours of sanding with a smooth file we have the body polished. Next week I will round the edges.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

The outline (II)

We finally have the body cut. It's been a hard work because of the hardness of the wood. It still misses to sand, sand, sand, sand....

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The outline (I)

Once we have the wood block cut in a shape that reminds the final one, we proceed to fix the body template on. We used the router with the drill shown on the picture that helps us to outline the body shape.

As the drill is not too long we will make the process in two parts.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Cutting the body

The body is cut. As you can see all the contours are rough. We used a jigsaw and a router to cut the wood. With professional tools this part would have been much more easy because it's really hard to cut a piece of wood so thick. Now it starts the hardest part: we have to polish the shape and sand it.

Attached below some details of the work