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Finally got my hands on one of these MIJ Tokai teles… I mean breezysounds and it is just stellar. Didn’t need much work, just some cosmetic adjustments and replacing the 3-way with a 4-way switch and a no-load tone pot.
The pics do not do the colour justice, it is “old candy apple red” and it is spectacular :)
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This was my first ever build from a couple years ago. Kindof a Fano knockoff.

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Going to fix some of my dislikes. It's heavy as hell so the router is coming out. I hate where I put the switch, but I'm going to try making it lower profile first. If that is still annoying maybe I'll do a LP toggle up top.

Neck was one of those cheapo Amazon jobs. Actually not bad at all, but I might change the headstock shape. For no good reason other than I don't like it.
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This is on my workbench today. I might send it back, it seems to be missing a fret.
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Some little beech musta curb stomped it right dead center of the "fragile" sticker. What are the chances of that happening some other way? Poor at best. :mad:

and it happened before delivery because there was packing tape holding the box together. Canada Post btw.
 

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This is on my workbench today. I might send it back, it seems to be missing a fret.
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Some little beech musta curb stomped it right dead center of the "fragile" sticker. What are the chances of that happening some other way? Poor at best. :mad:

and it happened before delivery because there was packing tape holding the box together. Canada Post btw.
Ah man a bit of glue and your golden!

That is a big FU from some disgruntled CP employee!

That looked like a nice neck before it go Kungfued, where did it come from and what was it for?
 

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Ah man a bit of glue and your golden!

That is a big FU from some disgruntled CP employee!

That looked like a nice neck before it go Kungfued, where did it come from and what was it for?
It was for a set-neck LP.
and It WAS a nice neck, well built and good materials. All it needed was a bit of final fret magic and some oil. (insert heavy sigh here)
 

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This is on my workbench today. I might send it back, it seems to be missing a fret.
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Some little beech musta curb stomped it right dead center of the "fragile" sticker. What are the chances of that happening some other way? Poor at best. :mad:

and it happened before delivery because there was packing tape holding the box together. Canada Post btw.
That sucks. That box looked sturdy enough. Ha, ha…
The one I ordered came in a bag with one layer of bubble wrap.
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I picked up this guitar the other day and noticed the strings were long done and the frets needed recrowning , so I did a job. I bought this with my tax refund in 1984 at a guitar store going out of business in Market Mall, Saskatoon. I lived with some hair balls and where unemployed for the winters so we sat around and played acoustic for hours a day. This guitar is relic’d the old school way, beat up at a party house. I really like the string spacing because I used to be really good at finger pickin.
 

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Well that didn’t fare well!

Come to think about it, I had one shipped like that and it was ok when I got it.
The good news is it took so bloody long to get here I canceled the order. Three months later it shows up. No on my credit card, just my house! For free, I’ll live with it.
 

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This was my first ever build from a couple years ago. Kindof a Fano knockoff.

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Going to fix some of my dislikes. It's heavy as hell so the router is coming out. I hate where I put the switch, but I'm going to try making it lower profile first. If that is still annoying maybe I'll do a LP toggle up top.

Neck was one of those cheapo Amazon jobs. Actually not bad at all, but I might change the headstock shape. For no good reason other than I don't like it.
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Did you build the body or is a repurpose?
 

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Did you use a template, is which one?
It's pretty much a Les Paul Junior body shape with tele guts routered in.

I liked the look of those Fano guitars so I stole the idea a wee bit.

I drew out the body from some lpj measurements, made it a bit smaller because of the size of the wood lump, and routered the pickup holes and neck pocket from a template I made.

Body was mostly just a pencil and a bandsaw tho.
Pickguard too.

You can see the flat spot on left that made me whittle it down a bit. Lol
Almost gave it a bigsby...
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Whatever the wood is is pretty heavy .
I spent a couple hours yesterday ramming an auger up its jackhole from all angles to hollow it out. Also routed a smugglers space under the Pickguard haha.

Hopefully I got a couple pounds off.
 
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