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NGD - A Long Time Coming

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Like most of you (I hope), I end up with parts laying around for longer than planned.  This one in particular has been on-deck for about a decade.

One-piece swamp ash body w/ belly and forearm contours mated with a fairly recent Fender Tele neck & tuners, Callaham bridge, and Kinman electronics that were dated 11/2010 (when I ordered them).

I finally got off my ass and sent the body to Shane at HEL (absolutely Nailed it!) who did the trans-white finish and a couple pickguards to fit the slightly misshapen cutaway.  It arrived back from him yesterday (Merry Christmas!) so I set aside my duties as official cookie taster long enough to slap it together.  It still needs some fine tuning (and strap buttons), but so far I'm really digging it.

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Awesome, my Partscasters are my go to guitars. Enjoy and Merry Christmas! 

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3 hours ago, bubs_42 said:

Awesome, my Partscasters are my go to guitars. Enjoy and Merry Christmas! 

And the '84 MIJ Tele, too!

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The lighting from the right side gives those frets a shadow that makes them look like they're quite beefy. Lumen illusion or fact?

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1 hour ago, cynic said:

Mrs. Cynic ( Santa) even came through with a little something extra. 
 

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Ooohhh...  goddamn...  that is cool. I love that. Congrats!

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8 hours ago, cynic said:

Mrs. Cynic ( Santa) even came through with a little something extra. 
 

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What’s the scoop on that case?!   Love it...

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6 minutes ago, cmatthes said:

What’s the scoop on that case?!   Love it...

Eden Guitars

7 hours ago, Willie G. Moseley said:

The lighting from the right side gives those frets a shadow that makes them look like they're quite beefy. Lumen illusion or fact?

I don't know the actual spec size but they have a nice jumbo feel for sure.

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8 hours ago, cynic said:

Mrs. Cynic ( Santa) even came through with a little something extra. 
 

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Show up to a gig with that case and you better be able to hang!  Even if you just look cool and sit in the groove.  Cool...

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Quality is not exceptional but is on par with the Guitar Fetish "premium" cases.  Perfect for light use.

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Thanks for the heads-up on the case.   I’ve been checking out Shane’s posts of your Tele with a bit more interest lately, as I’m also doing another “project” Tele - this time with a special purpose.  The problem is that I have two killer Musikraft hollow Swamp Ash bodies (actually, THREE, but one has a Korina top 😳), and I need to pick one.   
 

This is the one I’m NOT using for this project...

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1 hour ago, cmatthes said:

 

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Love the grain patterns on this one!

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These look good on the inside too...here's an all-mahogany body that is getting some TLC in the wilds of CT somewhere...

 

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