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D-Size Tele Body Blueprint Files HERE

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by tdowns, Apr 27, 2007.

  1. allen082

    allen082 Friend of Leo's

    Jul 16, 2009
    fort worth
    I beleive Mr. Kirn can help....

  2. Masonian

    Masonian TDPRI Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    Kauai, HI
    Thanks for posting this diagram/schematic thingy. It has been very helpful as I work on a body of dubious origin that had some weird routing. I was able to determine where the bridge should go by overlaying your diagram. And I spotted a few places I needed to route better.

    thank you!

  3. JoshNackerman

    JoshNackerman TDPRI Member

    Feb 13, 2014

    Does anyone have an idea or plans for placement of a humbucker at the neck position.

    I have a SD Jazz Model that i wanna put in there, but im not sure where to put the pocket.

    Is there a standard dimension? Will it match up with the standard dimensions of a pickguard with HB pup?

    Thanks Everyone in advance.


  4. Holyoli

    Holyoli Tele-Meister

    May 25, 2009

  5. bender66

    bender66 Friend of Leo's

    Jan 18, 2010
    on my bike
    Never knew this existed.


  6. newventure

    newventure NEW MEMBER!

    Feb 22, 2014
    Thanks for all the work put into this. I am just about ready to start my first tele. This will come in handy..

  7. JoshNackerman

    JoshNackerman TDPRI Member

    Feb 13, 2014

    Great, thanks for the advice! I am waiting for all my components to come in the mail, before I make any cuts on my blank.


  8. Michaelmcadams1

    Michaelmcadams1 NEW MEMBER!

    Mar 18, 2014
    Bless you gentlemen.. This is going to make my first project endeavor so much easier.

  9. teletimetx

    teletimetx Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

    Jul 25, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Sometimes it seems like there's too many sorry cow chips out in the internet pasture, and then you run across something like this.

    Great work and generous effort to make this available. Thanks, Mr. Downs.

  10. jcart

    jcart TDPRI Member

    Apr 6, 2010
    western ma.
    tele drawing

    Interesting I was just thinking about building a tele from an old mahogany mantle pc I have. Do you have any of the radius(size and placement) dimensions for it? I dont see any call outs for where any of the body curves would be drawn from.:confused:

  11. Blue Bill

    Blue Bill Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 15, 2014
    Very cool. Thanks for sharing your hard work!!

  12. Glen Smith

    Glen Smith RIP

    Aug 20, 2011
    If you mean the round-over radius on the edge it is 0.125".

  13. JMo426

    JMo426 TDPRI Member

    Nov 26, 2013
    Chicago, IL
    I took the body drawing by Terry Downs and added neck build information. I have not yet verified all the dimensions but the drawing is to scale (except as noted) and I included a 1" scale verification.

    While I've been over this many times, I'm sure I forgot something. Just let me know and I'll make changes as I can. If you want, feel free to verify the dimensions and post any corrections you feel should be made.

    I am presently building a Tele-style guitar from scratch and so far everything is working out fine. The neck fit the pocket of a MIM Fender Telecaster body snugly and the pegholes look correct.

    The plot size is 42" x 30" as it's the full guitar. This is an image of the plan

    The file is too large to post here so here's the link on Google Drive: This one is for a Hot Rod dual truss rod.

    This is the link for the standard truss rod:

  14. Shifter Gynoid

    Shifter Gynoid TDPRI Member

    Jan 16, 2014
    South Australia
    Thanks for sharing, JMo426.

    Just today I selected some boards to make my first proper neck, and this will come in handy as a reference.

  15. wadeeinkauf

    wadeeinkauf Tele-Holic

    Sep 24, 2010
    Monterey CA

    Your very first post. You are right, these guys are great. But I will warn you. They are like your mother's love. The find something good to comment on no matter how bad the project is. So if you are married have your wife look and your work and give her opinion. If she is like mine she will keep you in the proper prospective.

  16. nicholaspaul

    nicholaspaul Tele-Meister

    Mar 15, 2010
    Suffolk UK
    Just thought I'd say thanks for sharing. +1 for the community:)

  17. JMo426

    JMo426 TDPRI Member

    Nov 26, 2013
    Chicago, IL
    These files have been deleted. There was some minor errors. The drawings I've been working on are mainly for the neck and this thread is for the body, though they are intended to be used together.

    All the files from here on out can be found HERE. All update information will be made on this thread:

  18. burninwordz

    burninwordz TDPRI Member

    Jun 5, 2012
    isabela puerto rico
    I have a question ,If I print terry's telecaster PDF file to 34"x22" will the measurements be accurate, because I printed them and instead 0f 15.96, I get 15 13/16 of an inch but I do some random measurements of the printout and some are accurate , I just want to be sure so that the parts I order fit my tele with out any problems ,thanks

  19. JMo426

    JMo426 TDPRI Member

    Nov 26, 2013
    Chicago, IL
    The paper dimensions used to plot the drawing don't matter. What matters is the scale. The scale MUST be exactly 1:1. I haven't checked all the dimensions on Terry's drawing but those I have checked are right on. But I used the DWG file to do that and not the PDF file.

  20. rncole

    rncole NEW MEMBER!

    Apr 26, 2014
    Gig Harbor WA
    Terry's tele drawing are more accurate than the cad drawing that I paid $97.00 for a couple of months ago. I ran a template of each on my cnc today and overlayed the two .Terry's was more accurate .

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