Chat about Equipment Info
 #152382  by augustwest1
 Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:46 pm
Great looking work!!

Is the 12th fret inlay someone's initials?

Carve looks great. I know it is pretty far along in the process in these photos, but I'm wondering how you got it to this point?
 #152389  by Naataanii
 Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:01 pm
its all done by the hands of Andrew Olson, of AO Guitars. who is a member of these forums. we started this collaboration almost 6 years ago and put it on hold for a bit since he was able to spec out the original at the RRHOF. so i guess this is about the closest representation one could get plus a few mods that Andrew and i came up with. and yes, they are my initials at the 12th :) it of course will be loaded with on board midi and the usual suspects. :cool:
 #152390  by augustwest1
 Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:11 pm
Ah, well here's to ya!

I guess I should compliment Olsen on his work, envy all the Powermatic tools, give him shit about what a messy shop he keeps, pine over the giant hunks of wood laying all over the place, and then maybe ask him about his carving technique. :roll:
 #152398  by Naataanii
 Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:04 pm
he did mention that that hand carving cocobolo was like carving granite with a tooth pick.
 #152463  by TeeJay
 Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:46 am
LP Jr. kit
Dimarzio humbuckers in a P90 shape
Wald TPC1
Coil splits
OBEL top jack
Output side jack
Mahogany/ebony
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 #152958  by TI4-1009
 Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:22 pm
Mike- here's how to do photos here:

forum/viewtopic.php?f=359&t=12940

You have to upload them to photobucket or similar and then link using the [Img} button. Google Images might not do it?

-Mike

-Mike
 #152967  by MikeInMarin
 Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:21 am
TI4-1009 wrote:Mike- here's how to do photos here:

forum/viewtopic.php?f=359&t=12940

You have to upload them to photobucket or similar and then link using the [Img} button. Google Images might not do it?

-Mike

-Mike
Thanks Mike. I did them a few weeks ago when I was modding the guitar and it worked well. I thought I used the same method for linking from google. I need to test it and maybe refresh my memory from my older posts.

Mike
 #154827  by Wharfster
 Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:52 pm
Huge shout-out to Brian @ IO Guitars for making this Tele come true!! My nickname for this guitar is "Bumblebee" because of its characteristic butterscotch and black pickguard look (originated as a hot rod 52). Slowly, this guitar has been morphing over the years I've played in Dead related bands, adding a middle pickup, five way switch, and push/pull pot. It's now truly a "Haightcaster." If Jerry ever would play a tele, I think this might be the kind he would dig, harkening back to his alligator guitar in 72. There's really no tele I've ever since or payed that comes close to the far-out range of sounds this thing can produce. Brian's work was masterful and he helped me figure out what I wanted in this guitar every step of the way. This guitar has already been turning heads around NYC! The new appointments are:

-Full custom brass pickguard and custom control plate
- Onboard Stratoblaster
- 500k pots
- new custom ashtray bridge with brass saddles

and some needed pics:


The "Bumblebee" Before:
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Concept/sketch:
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Wiring/control plate:
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After (Jerrified Tele) :
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 #154830  by TI4-1009
 Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:02 pm
Nice work!

(and Jerry did have an old tele- kept it pretty stock.)
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