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by Nathan Noel
Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Nathan Noel's Mary Kaye Tele
Replies: 7
Views: 6065

Re: Nathan Noel's Mary Kaye Tele

Yeah, this neck feels amazing... I brought it to my last gig to try on a few songs. I ended up playing it on probably 38 out of 45 songs for the night. I have to say... I did a damn fine job on this one. :D
by Nathan Noel
Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Nathan Noel's "Faith" tele.
Replies: 23
Views: 14426

Re: Nathan Noel's "Faith" tele.

Finish was Kustom Shop 2K Clear coat. The top is dyed and the back is Kustom Shop Black Cherry Candy base.
by Nathan Noel
Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: How do production shops keep black specs out of burst centers?
Replies: 19
Views: 7561

Re: How do production shops keep black specs out of burst centers?

Right. When bursting you should not be using "paint", when mixing my own for lacquer, it's thinner and transtint dyes with just enough lacquer added to give it some viscosity and stick. (I tend to use urethane candy base coats from House of Kolor or Kustom Shop) If you have your color mixed strong i...
by Nathan Noel
Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: How do production shops keep black specs out of burst centers?
Replies: 19
Views: 7561

Re: How do production shops keep black specs out of burst centers?

Oh... and another thing you can do. For a super thin black burst around the edges. you can mask the top off completely before putting any color down. (I would roll the edges of the mask to ease the tape line.) then unmask and airbrush the thin black fade and then come back in with my jamb gun and sp...
by Nathan Noel
Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Thinline Tele-style chamber info?
Replies: 8
Views: 5346

Re: Thinline Tele-style chamber info?

Here's the chambering pattern that I used on my last thinline style tele... note that mine has a rear routed control cavity and is not a true thin line... more of a chambered guitar. http://i488.photobucket.com/albums/rr249/renegade900/Guitars/DexTele/IMAG0018.jpg A real thinline cavity looks like t...
by Nathan Noel
Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Semi-Hemispherical fret work
Replies: 35
Views: 14232

Re: Semi-Hemispherical fret work

Hot Dog fret ends... I like that name.
by Nathan Noel
Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Nathan Noel's "Faith" tele.
Replies: 23
Views: 14426

Re: Nathan Noel's "Faith" tele.

Shawn Ball wrote:Great looking axe, there! Nice work...
Thanks Shawn. I 'm a fan of your work...
by Nathan Noel
Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: How do production shops keep black specs out of burst centers?
Replies: 19
Views: 7561

Re: How do production shops keep black specs out of burst centers?

Good CLEAN spray equipment... higher pressure, good atomization it's not that difficult I either do them with an airbrush and build the burst up slowly or with a conventional jamb gun and use a round pattern with the flow choked down. An HVLP is not the right gun for doing bursts. Say no to sanding ...
by Nathan Noel
Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:14 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Nathan Noel's "Faith" tele.
Replies: 23
Views: 14426

Re: Nathan Noel's "Faith" tele.

That's a real beauty Nathan. (except for the gold hardware... ...but that's just me) :mrgreen: I'm usually an Anti Gold Hardware guy myself, it was done at the customer's request... I even tried to talk him out of it. But now that it's done I think it was a good choice for this guitar, it's pretty ...
by Nathan Noel
Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Nathan Noel's "Faith" tele.
Replies: 23
Views: 14426

Re: Nathan Noel's "Faith" tele.

Henrique Schneiter wrote:Very beautiful. You guys are lucky to have maple. Its look is unbeatable.
Where are you located... every region has nice figured timbers.
by Nathan Noel
Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:14 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Nathan Noel's "Faith" tele.
Replies: 23
Views: 14426

Re: Nathan Noel's "Faith" tele.

Jason Rodgers wrote:Who is Faith? She's a lucky girl to have a sweet axe like that!
Ha, actually the guy that I built that guitar for asked for that to be inlaid. He has the same thing tattooed on his arm.

Here's a clip of the guitar in action.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/30ieBqUVRSI
by Nathan Noel
Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Nathan Noel's "Faith" tele.
Replies: 23
Views: 14426

Nathan Noel's "Faith" tele.

Here's one that I built back in the fall. I don't think I posted pics of it here. It's got a chambered 1 piece Honduras Mahogany back, curly maple top and neck, ebony board. Wilkinson term, Schaller locking tuners, Dimarzio Air Classic Pickups, mother of pearl inlays. But swing as how I'm posting te...
by Nathan Noel
Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Nathan Noel's Mary Kaye Tele
Replies: 7
Views: 6065

Re: Nathan Noel's Mary Kaye Tele

I love a good telecaster and that's my guitar of choice. this looks great! but I gotta have a 6-way bridge, I just don't like the 3-way ones very much...but they do look vintage! Have you tried the Joe Barden bridge? The saddles are drilled and machined at funky angles and it into mates spot on. Fe...
by Nathan Noel
Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Nathan Noel's Mary Kaye Tele
Replies: 7
Views: 6065

Nathan Noel's Mary Kaye Tele

After a round of Tele styled guitars for comissioners I decided that I'd take some of the leftovers and build a Tele style guitar for myself since I don't have a straight up tele of my own. Specs. Body: Swamp Ash Finish: Mary Kaye White (Target EM6000 Waterbourne Lacquer) Neck: Wenge Fingerboard: We...
by Nathan Noel
Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Challenges
Topic: The next MIMF challenge- ideas anyone?
Replies: 59
Views: 85592

Re: The next MIMF challenge- ideas anyone?

How about a specific blueprint build (with license to appointments, e.g. Hardware, inlay, personalization items like headstock design.)... no more of the touchy feely, everyone can participate in their own way and everyone's a winner stuff. Luthierie Competition... Best Execution within the paramete...
by Nathan Noel
Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Tools and Jigs
Topic: Dragon rasp?
Replies: 19
Views: 12322

Re: Dragon rasp?

It has really cut down on the time it takes me to carve a neck and I get really good control aresults from it. Count me as a fan.
by Nathan Noel
Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: Solid-Body and Chambered or Semi-Solid Electric Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: Mario Labonte's Explorer guitar
Replies: 12
Views: 7894

Re: Mario Labonte's Explorer guitar

Looks great... Love Korina... My go to guitar is an all Korina Super strat type notes just bloom from it.
by Nathan Noel
Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: TNG forum feedback?
Replies: 59
Views: 37310

Re: TNG forum feedback?

Awesome to see MIMMF up to snuff with tech. Please add Forum Runner support too... Makes mobile use much better to use a good app like Forum Runner