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Building a 1963 Vintage Telecaster - Guitar Workstation - My Own Design
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After performing simply maintenance on my guitars at home I realized some type of stand or holder or workstation would greatly help working on a guitar. The first one I built was similar to this one in that a guitar could rest flat or on its side. I covered that one in felt to protect the guitar's finish. I soon learned that a guitar would slide around on the felt. So for my second workstation I used rubber matting - the kind that is used for kitchen drawers. I also amended the layout of the neck brace, body V-support ledge and added a "backstop" for the guitar.

This workstation will allow me to work on electric or acoustic guitars. It will hold them flat or on their side. The V-support I built has an opening wide enough to slide an electric guitar body through - thus supporting the guitar on its side. Acoustic guitars have a much wide side width so do not necessarily require such support.

The workstation has worked quite well for almost all the work I needed to perform in building the Telecaster.


Building a 1963 Lake Placid Telecaster - Home
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Neck and body in case behind workstation.

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Neck joined to body - sitting in guitar workstation.

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Another view of the workstation.

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The neck and body in the workstation

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Closer look at the neck and neck gauge.

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The guitar on its side.

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Top view of guitar in workstation.

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Close up of the body fitting snugly in the "V" area.

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I set this workstation up on two plastic saw horses.

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Another view of the work area.

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Front view of the guitar on its side in the workstation.

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Back view of guitar on its side in the workstation.

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Top view of guitar in workstation.

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