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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-28-2014, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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NGD! Custom Carved Top Tele Build

Finished this build up yesterday, plays great and sounds nasty
I went with a Dimarzio Norton Bridge and SD '59 Neck...
The Norton is one of my favorite Bridge pickups now, it's mean and nasty, but not out of control hot.

The body is Alder with a Flamed Maple Top and Walnut Veneer.
Neck is Birdseye Maple and Bubinga...


















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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-28-2014, 04:50 PM
 
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Re: NGD! Custom Carved Top Tele Build

Wow. That looks fantastic! Nice work.
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-28-2014, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks Bill I appreciate it
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-29-2014, 12:26 AM
 
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Re: NGD! Custom Carved Top Tele Build

Wow, that is sweet!
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Re: NGD! Custom Carved Top Tele Build

I really like that body design. Another great guitar, looks like a pro job! Nice grain on that top.
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Wow, that is sweet!
Thank you sir... How's things down under?

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I really like that body design. Another great guitar, looks like a pro job! Nice grain on that top.
Thanks man... I really like the grain under the flame the way it radiates out
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Thank you sir... How's things down under?



Thanks man... I really like the grain under the flame the way it radiates out
totally, it has that "water" effect that is so cool looking
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Re: NGD! Custom Carved Top Tele Build

wow, that looks fantastic!!! you do amazing work man! =) I've never tried a Norton but I would like to someday. Are you keeping that one or are you selling it? Looks like one of your guitars is for sale on CL here in Vancouver...maybe stealth bought it and is flipping it... http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/msg/4670170980.html
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wow, that looks fantastic!!! you do amazing work man! =) I've never tried a Norton but I would like to someday. Are you keeping that one or are you selling it? Looks like one of your guitars is for sale on CL here in Vancouver...maybe stealth bought it and is flipping it... http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/msg/4670170980.html
Thanks man! Everything is for sale, but this is the one that's sitting next to me in the guitar stand at the moment

It wasn't stealth that bought it from me, but I can tell you the current price is $400 more than I sold it for
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-29-2014, 03:13 PM
 
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interesting - looked like one of Stealth's CL ads...I wonder how it made it all the way out here? as soon as I saw it on CL here I recognized it
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interesting - looked like one of Stealth's CL ads...I wonder how it made it all the way out here? as soon as I saw it on CL here I recognized it
Oh, the guy I sold it to is from Vancouver... I shipped it there
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oh, ok - maybe it's not Stealth... my pathetic math skills tell you sold it for $1200?! that is a smoking deal for a handmade guitar with quality components! ..that guitar is a beauty as well - I can't afford to buy it but I thought about going out and trying it just so I could see in person and play one of your works of art but I live in a suburb quite a ways from Vancouver so it's 2 + hours of driving (on a good day) round trip to get to Vancouver from here... =[
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Swirltop - your work is awesome
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oh, ok - maybe it's not Stealth... my pathetic math skills tell you sold it for $1200?! that is a smoking deal for a handmade guitar with quality components! ..that guitar is a beauty as well - I can't afford to buy it but I thought about going out and trying it just so I could see in person and play one of your works of art but I live in a suburb quite a ways from Vancouver so it's 2 + hours of driving (on a good day) round trip to get to Vancouver from here... =[
Ah man that would have been pretty cool if you could have played it!

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Swirltop - your work is awesome
Thanks tom
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Thank you sir... How's things down under?
Ah the usual mate, flat out, too much crap on. how have you been?
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