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Check out my new self built tele.

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Blazer, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. Blazer

    Blazer Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    42
    Dec 2, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Well, here's the thread where I described the building process.
    http://www.tdpri.com/threads/building-a-tele-using-whatever-i-have-at-home.876145/page-1

    And here's the fruit of my labor.
    DSC01631.JPG
    Burled maple body, Cherry sunburst finish, Seymour Duncan hot rail pickup and failing material and still I got it to look like this. DSC01632.JPG
    And here's the backside. DSC01633.JPG

    This was a lot of fun to do although I was tempted to abandon it because of so many SNAFUS happening during the built.
     
  2. theprofessor

    theprofessor Friend of Leo's

    Aug 8, 2016
    Chattanooga, TN
    Nice! Love the color! Congratulations.
     
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  3. thunderbyrd

    thunderbyrd Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Age:
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    Dec 21, 2004
    central ky
  4. Crobbins

    Crobbins Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Jul 10, 2014
    Meiners Oaks CA.
  5. Cesspit

    Cesspit Tele-Meister

    458
    Oct 16, 2014
    Oxfordshire England
    A hint of the Yamaha Mike Stern in there. Nice.
     
  6. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    66
    Feb 3, 2017
    Foat Wuth, Texas
    NICE!...but, ya think you used enough pickguard material there, Butch? ;)
     
  7. guitartwonk

    guitartwonk TDPRI Member

    That looks amazing. Well done!
     
  8. AngelStrummer

    AngelStrummer Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    51
    Jun 26, 2007
    London
    I like. At risk of picking nits it's a self built Esquire, I believe... ;)
     
  9. DimEyeGuitarGuy

    DimEyeGuitarGuy TDPRI Member

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    87
    Aug 6, 2018
    Florida
    Love the color of the body... the pg, not so much. JMO
     
  10. Sparky2

    Sparky2 Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    59
    Apr 15, 2017
    Harvest, Alabama
    Very beautifully done, sir!

    :)
     
  11. Rich724

    Rich724 Tele-Meister

    220
    Dec 26, 2012
    Linden, MI
    I always admire someone who can do this, me - not so much Nice job.
     
  12. Blazer

    Blazer Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    42
    Dec 2, 2003
    The Netherlands
    If my router hadn't gone bust, I would have routed it from behind because I never intended it to have a pickguard.

    But then I decided that I always wanted a Telecaster Custom so I figured, why not?
     
  13. joealso

    joealso Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    439
    Dec 25, 2012
    East Haddam, CT
    Congratulations. There's nothing quite so satisfying as the feeling of playing an instrument that you built with your own hands.
     
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  14. RedHills

    RedHills TDPRI Member

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    Aug 13, 2018
    Fl
  15. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

    Nov 15, 2010
    Texas
  16. Chunkocaster

    Chunkocaster Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 10, 2018
    In space with Ziggy
    Cool, looks like that table it's sitting on could offer up a bunch more tele bodies.;)
    Looking forward to seeing the next build.:)
     
  17. Blazer

    Blazer Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    42
    Dec 2, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Actually what you're looking at is a wall, I took the picture with the guitar hanging from it. that wall is made from sheets of plywood.
    DSC01635.JPG The un-cropped version of that picture.

    I just went at it the same way I would go at it if I were finishing a guitar.
     
  18. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 6, 2014
    kamloops bc
    I admire any one who can visualize and create that vision to fruition, the sign of of a creative mind with out limits!, kudos
     
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  19. wadeeinkauf

    wadeeinkauf Tele-Holic

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    Sep 24, 2010
    Monterey CA
    I love your guitar. It has the one thing that is the hardest to build into. Personality! It screams pick me up and run your fingers all over me....hard. Slowly and softly adjust my volume until I wisper...open up my tone and volume until I scream! Show me you are a real music man.
     
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  20. Jamie_h

    Jamie_h TDPRI Member

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    Jun 6, 2017
    Louisiana
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