Anybody use these GFS XGP bodies?

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by aalcantara, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. Rod Parsons

    Rod Parsons Friend of Leo's

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    I was on the waiting list for that same tele body,... Fiesta red Double-bound. I was alerted and almost bought one for a loaded pickguard I have for it.. It is my favorite color body and I love the binding on it.. I will get one next time.. I am really happy you got one... They are sold out again.... Please let us know how it works out for you.... Have you weighed it? Thanks!
     
  2. cabra velha

    cabra velha Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

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    The only thing I can say about GFS bodies is that it highlights the fairly silly price the big(ger) makers ask for a raw routed body. So far I haven't seen anything in any of the GFS "horror story" here that I couldn't fix in about 30 minutes tops. For the financially-challenged, a finished body for less than a hundred bones is pretty welcome.
     
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    No idea about the XGPs, but I wouldn't recommend the lower end finished bodies they sell. I picked one up for a Strat build and the finish is very, very thin. Scratches down to the wood very easily. Fit the neck in the pocket, chips coming off all around. Luckily I got black so I did a lot of touching up with gloss black nail polish. Also, very swirly with lots of surface scratches when it arrived. Required a couple hours polishing with Meguiar's Mirror Glaze, but that's no big deal to me.

    I've gotten an unfinished body in the past; although it was very rough it was fine. Routs in the right places, decent wood.
     
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  4. Crowcaster

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    It worked out great. I swapped a different neck just because I prefer rosewood. Total weight is a tad less than 7 lbs. I just have an old Fernandes neck pickup and a Stew Mac bridge pickup installed, but it's a balanced and snappy sounding Tele. I still have to screw the pickguard down, if anyone wonders about the third picture and dial in the intonation.

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  5. Rod Parsons

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    Really nice.. Thanks for the pics.... Love it!
     
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    Very nice!
     
  7. TeleAlex

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    has anyone tried any of these "special purchase bodies" with the glued in necks from GFS?

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  8. disconnector

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    I've been looking at the same thing . . . wondering if they are worth the scratch.
     
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    Me too. Was looking at the same thing.
     
  10. alnicopu

    alnicopu Friend of Leo's

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    Old thread but, will a strat neck fit in their tele bodies? I have a licensed strat neck a buddy gave me that fit fine in his Fender strat body. Im looking at the natural finish ash gfs tele body.
     
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