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Old July 29th, 2010, 07:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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1 1/2 inch thick tele?

hey guys, just got a couple pieces of maple and was going to build another body from that, but its only 1 1/2" thick :( can a tele still be made from this without any major issues? i know i would have to compensate for it when it comes to the control plate, but i was thinking about making it a rear route anyways. Has anyone here made a 1 1/2 inch thick tele before? if so, how did it work out?

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Old July 29th, 2010, 11:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The Squier Affinity Telecasters are 1 1/2 in. thick.

You could glue on a 1/4 in. figured maple top. You could build a Thinline by routing out chambers before you glue on the maple top.

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