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How thin is too thin.

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Bugeater281, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

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    So i picked up some walnut for 20 dollars. I was planning on making a semi hollow tele. And I've read on here an inch and 3/8 is pretty much the thinnest you can go on a tele and still use a selector switch. My question is can you use a pot to blend pickup vs a selector switch. The walnut boards got a slight bow after cutting them and after flatning I'll be looking at an 1-1/4 in to 1-1/2 inch depending how much more they move. I figure worst case I could angle the selector switch. My other idea was making a thin acoustic tele. I saw a thin acoustic yesterday and fell in love with it. Let me know what your opinions are. Picks below.b IMG_6626.PNG IMG_6632.PNG
     
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  2. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 15, 2010
    Texas
    I don't know how thin is too thin. It's like [you-know-what]...hard to define, but you know it when you see it.
     

  3. maito

    maito TDPRI Member

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    Jazz bass has blend pot, same wiring should work with tele too. I have jazzmasterish build with P90's wired like this
     
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  4. Garruchal

    Garruchal TDPRI Member

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    Yes, you can use a pot to blend the signals from pickups. If you don't need the switch to look like a typical guitar switch, you can choose from a large number of rotor, toggle, dip, or jaguar type switches in many sizes. Electronically, a switch is a switch, and they come in all sizes. You could get a double pot to adjust volume from each pickup, but they might also be deeper.
     

  5. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

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    Thanks for the replies. Has anyone tried free floating pickups is a hollow body tele? I'm mainly an acoustic player. I started building electrics to get some experience and hopefully build an acoustic someday. I love the sound of hollow body's and was thinking of trying a semi hollow/ hollow body mixture. Not a true hollow body and not a true semi hollow. Somewhere in the middle.
     

  6. fendrguitplayr

    fendrguitplayr Poster Extraordinaire

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    .008's are too thin.
     
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  7. Zepfan

    Zepfan Friend of Leo's

    Nov 30, 2013
    Horn Lake, MS
    Jazz Bass wiring, blend pot or slide switch could work.
    The real problem with thin acoustic guitars is volume, because they're thin.

    Rod type piezo's sound great.
     
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  8. double_a

    double_a TDPRI Member

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    If you are going to build a Tele similar to those guitars pictured, you have yourself an interested buyer right here
     
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