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A Telecaster build for my niece
Although I made a bass with a premade bolt on neck, this was my first attempt into making a Fender style bolt on neck, following the bolt on course with modyfying the access on the the truss rod. Not a big fan of Fenders but had to make a Tele just to get it under my belt. Sounds really twangy.
Maple Neck and Fretboard
Standard Tele Lipstick and Single Coil Tele Bridge
1 Tone 1 Volume 3 way
Graphtec Tusq Nut
Ebony Fret Markers
Closed back in line tuners
Keda Dye, Alcohol Pearl stamp ink, Lacquer, Varathane Finishing Wax
@frocesterbill There was a ‘Female rock at the BBC’ program on last week and probably 80% of all the ladies were playing Teles. Why does this guitar appeal to the girls over all others?
Must be careful here not to make sexist comments.........
Sod it - make tea!
this was my first attempt into making a Fender style bolt on neck, following the bolt on course with modyfying the access on the the truss rod.
Well done Clinton, it looks great. @clinton “Bolt on” is my preferred method of guitar build and making necks in this way is so much fun to me.
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@frocesterbill Wasn't meant to be sexist at all, I have a Tele that I love myself, it was just notable that almost every act that was featured had a band member with Tele hanging around her neck. I'll try to watch it on iPlayer and do an actual count (or I might just try to get a life! 🤣 🤣 🤣)
The maple neck and fretboard on this build feels great! It shreds. I am digging the lipstick pick up. Surprisingly not bad to intonate with the classic tele bridge. Awesome sustain surprisingly. Starting to like the comfort of the body shape. I owned an American Standard Strat before and never really liked it. Tele feels beefier as simple as it is.