TeleNut

The TeleNut has in a roundabout way become my signature guitar. It was not the first guitar I started, but it was the first one I finished. So it got a lot of "press photos" as I started working my way into the hobby luthier world.

I was looking to build a telecaster and I had some walnut and hickory, the same board used for the hardrocker. I could not find any way to make the walnut grain match. I had seen someone build a guitar using the 1/3 based math to build the stripes in the middle. "Hey, that is a great way to hide the fact that you don't have book-matched grain!" 

I was not sure what to expect from a guitar neck for $45. What I received was a fantastic neck that I am very happy with the look and quality. I used this neck on the TeleNut. After a few months, I did a minimal fret dressing on the 12+ frets, mostly on the high E side of things (String 1, 2 an 3). To fix a fret or two that was a hair bit high and caused a bit of buzz. 

I will use this neck again. I highly recommend. I am rather concerned that Amazon seems to have a very low stock of these unfinished necks.

If you don't have a bandsaw, this is the tool to use for cutting out guitar bodies. This 6 amp Black and Decker Jig Saw will cut the hardest woods like the inch and a half rock hard hickory body of the HardrRocker.  Remember, hickory is hardest commonly available domestic wood on the Janka Hardness Scale. That is how the HardRocker got its name. I was not concerned about denting or scratching the HardRocker body.

How can something so good be so cheap?  The Tune-o-matic Guitar Bridge Roller Saddle by BQLZR is a high-value roller bridge. I have been nothing but pleased with this bridge. The only complaint I have is due to my fault. If you try to raise the bridge height with any amount of string tension, you need to use a bridge jack. I snapped the threaded adjustors when trying to raise the bridge with a pair of pliers. 

The bridge has piles of adjustments that allow you to get the correct intonation and string height.