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Clinton
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13/12/2020 7:07 am  

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.

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Ash Body

Maple Neck and Fretboard

Standard Tele Lipstick and Single Coil Tele Bridge

1 Tone 1 Volume 3 way

Graphtec Tusq Nut

Ebony Fret Markers

Abs Binding

Closed back in line tuners

Keda Dye, Alcohol Pearl stamp ink, Lacquer, Varathane Finishing Wax

 


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Bill Flude
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13/12/2020 9:35 am  

Looks really good!

I like Teles - like the twang - also a lot of rock classics recorded on a Tele - JP used on on Led Zep 1 - the bridge pickup with some gain really cut through.

Measure once........
Measure again.........
Sod it - make tea!


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Robin
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13/12/2020 10:00 am  

Looking good Clinton

What did you use for your headstock decals.  And I had to google "tele lipstick", I had no idea.


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Peebee
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13/12/2020 3:18 pm  

That is a nice guitar, I like the open grain look, well done.

Give up the news folks, it’s liberating!


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Clinton
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13/12/2020 4:29 pm  

@robin I just used decal paper I printed out


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Louis.kerckhove
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13/12/2020 4:40 pm  

Looking really good, nice job man!

Louis


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Clinton
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13/12/2020 4:59 pm  

@louis-kerckhove Thanks. It was a fun build.


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jamesalexandermcmillan
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13/12/2020 5:44 pm  

I’m not a fan either but if a tele is good enough for Albert Lee, Andy summers and jimmy page....

yours looks very nice. Hope she was delighted 


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darrenking
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13/12/2020 11:07 pm  

@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?


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Bill Flude
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14/12/2020 10:16 am  

Must be careful here not to make sexist comments.........

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Telecaster_players

 

Measure once........
Measure again.........
Sod it - make tea!


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Bill Flude
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14/12/2020 10:17 am  

Must be careful here not to make sexist comments.........  as in Tele = simple guitar...

Measure once........
Measure again.........
Sod it - make tea!


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14/12/2020 10:30 am  

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. 

Online guitar making courses – guitarmaking.co.uk


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14/12/2020 3:54 pm  

@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!  🤣 🤣 🤣)


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Bill Flude
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14/12/2020 4:34 pm  

It is a very simple guitar - suppose only something like a Les Paul Junior is simpler....

Maybe Teles don’t compete with the outfit?  

I really like my Baileys Workshop build....

Measure once........
Measure again.........
Sod it - make tea!


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Clinton
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14/12/2020 5:09 pm  

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.


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