My assembled 'Firecaster' ;-)

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My assembled 'Firecaster' ;-)

Post by Le Chat Noir » Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:00 pm

Just a few pics of my assembled Tele with the burned body for those who are interested.

I will almost certainly change the hardware at some point - I'd like to get some little steam valve-type things to use as control knobs. A new scratchplate would also be nice, perhaps tortoiseshell or metal. I decided against antiquing the neck as I'm worried about ruining its playability!

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It smells like a barbequeue :lol:
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Re: My assembled 'Firecaster' ;-)

Post by Ohara » Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:04 pm

Very nice finished product. I would actually seriously consider purchasing one like that if I came across it in a music store.

Oh yeah, like the addition of the cat on the switch plate. :D
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Re: My assembled 'Firecaster' ;-)

Post by savage8190 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:23 pm

Man that is cool...Id never have the balls to do it to one of mine...
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Re: My assembled 'Firecaster' ;-)

Post by Le Chat Noir » Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:25 pm

savage8190 wrote:Man that is cool...Id never have the balls to do it to one of mine...
I don't think I ever would've either if the body wasn't already cosmetically messed up! ;)
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Re: My assembled 'Firecaster' ;-)

Post by ScottyDanger » Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:39 pm

What kind of neck pickup is that?

I think you should get a leather pickguard and have a flame tooled onto it, that would be really sweet!
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Re: My assembled 'Firecaster' ;-)

Post by Le Chat Noir » Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:43 pm

ScottyDanger wrote:What kind of neck pickup is that?

I think you should get a leather pickguard and have a flame tooled onto it, that would be really sweet!
I was just thinking about a tooled/carved pickguard actually!

The neck pickup is a Rio Grande Muy Grande, hence the large polepieces. Really nice fat, open and warm sound. I rarely use my neck pickup though, in fact only a couple of songs.
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Re: My assembled 'Firecaster' ;-)

Post by Bandeapart » Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:47 pm

Looks awesome, except some idiot at the factory probably laid down the template wrong, it's backwards!
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Re: My assembled 'Firecaster' ;-)

Post by Le Chat Noir » Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:53 pm

Bandeapart wrote:Looks awesome, except some idiot at the factory probably laid down the template wrong, it's backwards!
The fire was so intense it flipped everything over ;)
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My assembled 'Firecaster' ;-)

Post by DiabloS » Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:05 pm

Badass! :twisted:
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Re: My assembled 'Firecaster' ;-)

Post by Norrin Radd » Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:08 pm

Looking great! Good decision to leave the neck alone. If it were mine, I'd buy some aged vintage style 3 saddle bridge and some brass/brass/steel saddles. Give it more of a steam punk vibe, IMO. Looks awesome though, Tragedy it's backwards....... :wink:
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Re: My assembled 'Firecaster' ;-)

Post by jason41224 » Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:35 pm

honestly, i'd leave everything the way it is. it looks gorgeous to me!
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Re: My assembled 'Firecaster' ;-)

Post by TheOrangeJuicer » Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:43 pm

Interesting. I'd slap a plain black or brown pickguard on it. Brass saddles indeed.
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Re: My assembled 'Firecaster' ;-)

Post by cheacher » Sat Jun 18, 2011 6:26 pm

looks really good mate! can u feel where the paint's been burnt off through the laquer?

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Re: My assembled 'Firecaster' ;-)

Post by Neiloler » Sat Jun 18, 2011 7:04 pm

Awesome. I think I should try doing that to a guitar body. MID. SHOW. ;) (oh, wait, Hendrix, right, right) ;)

Really cool work Teddy.

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Re: My assembled 'Firecaster' ;-)

Post by cheacher » Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:17 pm

Neiloler wrote:Awesome. I think I should try doing that to a guitar body. MID. HUMP. ;) (oh, wait, Hendrix, right, right) ;)

Really cool work Teddy.
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