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Old 06-10-2016, 07:19 AM
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43,000 views now on this thread! But I guess that only 20,000 per guitar?
LOL, Sounds like you've been practicing your comedy routine debut for open mike at the McJam, in a few days
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Whilst the acoustic undergoes some settling in under the ToneRote ...





Somebody has to verify the electronic gizmos work



Hey, its a tough job ... but somebody's got to do it, right?
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Whilst the acoustic undergoes some settling in under the ToneRote ...
Only in Greater Metropolitan Morral would someone break out the Queen's English "whilst." English professors around the world applaud your felicitous lexicon!

Lovely, lovely guitars. Not a fan of a burst, as you well know, but gracious, these are gorgeous siblings you've built, Tim. As always: Fantastic work. And what a treat to follow the build so thoroughly on this site.
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Oops, perhaps that post was more influenced by my 1611 King James reading? Glad thee saw a jot or tittle of old world English literary humor Professor We Morralites aim to encourage a smile and brighten thou day in some small way.
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Whilst the acoustic undergoes some settling in under the ToneRote ...





Somebody has to verify the electronic gizmos work



Hey, its a tough job ... but somebody's got to do it, right?
Cool stuff, Tim! How long do you "ToneRite" your guitars? Also, your right hand Tele style there looks a little bit Mark Knopfler-influenced...
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Cool stuff, Tim! How long do you "ToneRite" your guitars? Also, your right hand Tele style there looks a little bit Mark Knopfler-influenced...
I allow the guitar to settle in, under the ToneRite, for 3 full days. This allows the guitar to realize its new shape and that its no longer a tree. At that point I do my final set up tweaks and it usually stays consistently there for the duration of its happy life. Its rare to have to tweak the set up unless the customer has different tastes other than how I set it up?

Sorry I can't credit Mark but my right hand was only influenced by a wood chisel and sand paper. I'm just a professional saw dust maker and regrettably bear no resemblance to a real guitar playa'
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ToneRite is done. Now its time for some final details:










We provide each owner a set of saddle shims should they need to tweak the action?





We set the action pretty low when shipping and the saddle shims provide the owner some adjustment should they need to raise it?





.070" at the little e and ,090" at the big E is our standard set up when it leaves here:
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I allow the guitar to settle in, under the ToneRite, for 3 full days. This allows the guitar to realize its new shape and that its no longer a tree. At that point I do my final set up tweaks and it usually stays consistently there for the duration of its happy life. Its rare to have to tweak the set up unless the customer has different tastes other than how I set it up?

Sorry I can't credit Mark but my right hand was only influenced by a wood chisel and sand paper. I'm just a professional saw dust maker and regrettably bear no resemblance to a real guitar playa'
LOL something tells me you're a better player than you lead on... Thanks for the info on the ToneRite.

As for MY playing, I might have been a butcher in an earlier life....
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At the last minute our customer decided he wanted to add a third pickguard (Black & white) so we quickly whittled one out:





Meanwhile labels are added to the cases:









The McTele case required some custom fitting:



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That tele looks fantastic, Tim! I'd play that. How does it sound? I'm curious about those pickups with that wood config.

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Thanks for this thread. I love Olive wood and I don't think I have enjoyed a build thread more than this one.
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That tele looks fantastic, Tim! I'd play that. How does it sound? I'm curious about those pickups with that wood config.

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Thanks for the kind words JR. The Tele sounds great with a powerful vintage vibe.
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Thanks for this thread. I love Olive wood and I don't think I have enjoyed a build thread more than this one.
Thanks GW. Glad you have enjoyed the thread. I hope to work with Olive wood again some day. Its certainly one of my favorite aromatic woods. The aroma wafting through the shop was wonderful.
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This thread is winding down to the end. Here we are just setting up the highly technical and innovative McPhoto studio for a few high res pics before shipping the sisters to the left coast:





























Lights out, its picture time. Smile and say CHEESE:






This is an all time favorite moment when we take final pictures of the customer's guitar. Usually [Mary] can stay back out of the way, but this time I definitely notice she is here. Can you read those facial expressions and body language all the way from California? Good thing for her that I can't fire her.

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