Hey, new here.

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by rexhunta, May 12, 2019.

  1. rexhunta

    rexhunta TDPRI Member

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    Hi there,

    my names Pete, and I have had an infatuation with Telecasters about 20 odd years ago as a teenager, and decided, if i can't buy one, I'll build my own. Last year started a few roughs at work in spare time, and now I've finally had time to actually put one together.

    I live in the South West of Western Australia.

    anywho, here's my start to a few rough outs.

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    The top is an radiata pine, middle is a LP Junior i started in Acacia, and the bottom is Jarrah which is grown here in the bottom corner of Western Australia.

    I have just about completed the pine partscaster, I had it all together like this, everything soldered and playing. Nut to bridge length is 25.5", I don't have the dark circuit engaged, so the neck pickup with really warm, and the bridge has the nice Tele twang. Currently has 10-46s but I will be swapping back to 9-42 super slinkys, I find these a lot easier to play.

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    It is now completely stripped down, and I have laid the basecoats of the blonde finish ready to be clear coated in the next day or so.

    I also have a '05 Squire Strat which I have retaught myself to play, and also drums which is my number 1.

    My next project once I have completed this one is build a semi hollow Tele with with either a single or twin humbuckers. I have never actually held a Tele in my life or seen one up close, only on stage or in video clips, so I am hoping I am close to representing one.

    Pete.
     
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    tery Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Welcome to TDPRI :)
     
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    Welcome!
     
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    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

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    Howdy from Fort Worth, Texas—and welcome!
     
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    Welcome to the fold!

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    Welcome Pete! Good work man.
     
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    Beautiful. Welcome!
     
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  9. ReverendRevolver

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    Welcome!

    I run 9-46s on my tele and Toronado, they're typically in orange packaging from EB and rotosound, but I find my fingers like the fat strings better in these sizes, and too noodly with skinnier ones. Something to consider.

    That Jarrah one will be quite interesting if you get it together. Is that what you plan on using for the semi hollow?
     
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    Greetings from Colorado !!
     
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    Welcome from North Carolina, nice bodies.
     
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    bettyseldest Friend of Leo's

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    I think that the company who built my first Tele (back in the early 70's) had never held one either. Yours however looks rather good. Welcome to TDPRI.
     
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    Welcome to the forum, Pete !!
     
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    Originally was, but i have some other timbers at the workshop i was going to use instead, the Jarrah one is a 4 piece body ( 2 top 2 bottom).

    I'd prefer to make another by hand before i keep messing with the Jarrah one, which I'll do and throw the humbuckers in it. I think the Jarrah needs to be straight original Tele style with singles.
     
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    Welcome from Albuquerque :D New Mexico. Very nice work you do:)
     
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    Welcome... nice work!
     
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    Greetings from the land of a great salty lake.
     
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    Welcome!
     
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    Welcome to the forum. Those are some pretty nice bodies! Thanks for sharing... I have not posted a lot here but I sure have learned a lot. There is a wealth of information from a bunch of really talented and knowledgeable folks.
     
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    Welcome to TDPRI!!!
    Awesome work! Really like the bodies
    Does the Acacia wood tend to be a harder wood or more soft like pine?
     
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