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Proteus build thread (uber-tele) - CTN - 04-10-2015

Alrighty. Shit just got real. The body arrived today, along with the pickups, I still have more testing to do as well as lots of planning, gotta get some more parts and hardware in.

I spent the evening drawing all over the body, then I noticed that I'd have to fill/re-drill the neck mounting holes on the neck, and that I'd have to re-size the neck P90 route. I mistakenly forgot to tell Mitch at KNE guitars that I was using a soapbar P90, and he routed it for a dogear/pickguard mount P90. Oops.

Anyway I have a lot of careful planning to do regarding the many many carves, as well as a lot of testing to do on the paint. I went to home depot and picked up more ash blocks to test on. I want to play around with the orange and try to darken it a bit and give it a bit more depth of colour, as well as try to make the transitions between the blues a bit better while at the same time seeing if I can work in a lighter blue into the lighter areas so it looks more watery and less sandy.

Anyway, onto the pics.

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K, I'm gonna go order the last of the parts and then call it a night.


RE: Proteus build thread (uber-tele) - CTN - 04-10-2015

Decided to complicate my life.

Gonna strip all the poly or lacquer or whatever the hell is on that schecter neck and redo it in tru oil, perhaps with a color to match the body. And a CTN decal on the headstock which I will also redo in translucent black or maybe dark blue.


RE: Proteus build thread (uber-tele) - youngthrasher9 - 04-11-2015

I vote no on the neck color. Bolt necks tag match the body look tacky to me, personally. It's like "one day when I grow up I want to be a set-neck!".

But idk, your guitar man.


RE: Proteus build thread (uber-tele) - CTN - 04-11-2015

Bahahahaha. Fair enough!

Though after stripping the neck I'm definitely gonna have to put some colour back. Not sure I want it to be raw white maple.


RE: Proteus build thread (uber-tele) - Big Flannel - 04-11-2015

Remember this:

A good tele is a simple tele.

Leave that neck plain.


RE: Proteus build thread (uber-tele) - Agileguy - 04-11-2015

Amber tint would be cool IMO.

Devin, I wouldn't consider a carved top Tele simple.


RE: Proteus build thread (uber-tele) - Big Flannel - 04-11-2015

Lol, Shut up.

Don't listen to him, Ryan. The neck of a guitar is the most important part as far ad playability is concerned. If you want a tele, you want a slightly oiled piece of wood.

Or, switch it up and go set-neck.


RE: Proteus build thread (uber-tele) - Agileguy - 04-11-2015

IMO, oiled wins for playability, but amber tint meets for aesthetics.


RE: Proteus build thread (uber-tele) - Big Flannel - 04-11-2015

A tele is all about playability, IMO.


RE: Proteus build thread (uber-tele) - Agileguy - 04-11-2015

True.

I wonder if there's some way to get oil to have an amber tint look? That would be tits.