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My first post

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by njbaker2, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. njbaker2

    njbaker2 NEW MEMBER!

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    Nov 23, 2018
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Hello all,

    I just joined this forum and am looking for a wealth of information regarding building a Tele. I have many guitars and have been playing for close to 25 years but only purchased by first Tele around a year ago. It was a beat up Mexican Tele that I found on Ebay (my first Ebay guitar purchase) and I am absolutely amazed by the sound and ease of playing this. It has become my number one over my Les Paul and my SG and Strat. It is amazing how a guitar that I purchased for less than $400 is in my opinion better than all of the other guitars I own. I am now building a Tele that I am trying to make as close to a '50s era Tele as I can and of course want to paint it Butterscotch. Are there any posts regarding a step by step instruction on this procedure?
     
  2. unixfish

    unixfish Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 20, 2013
    Northeast Ohio, USA
    Painting - not my strong suite.

    Welcome.
     
  3. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Nov 6, 2014
    kamloops bc
    welcome , there are a number of builders here and these guys know their stuff ( as well as any historical facts) Have frun

    there is one thing ......we have a saying ,"no pics and it didnt happen" ( plus we love to see other peoples toys!)
     
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  4. titan uranus

    titan uranus Tele-Meister

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    36.395884, -78.710617
  5. FrankJames

    FrankJames Poster Extraordinaire

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    Aug 9, 2008
    Ohio, USA
    Welcome to the forum !!
     
  6. jackinjax

    jackinjax Friend of Leo's

    Sep 11, 2016
    Jacksonville
    Welcome!
    Under the "Forums" tab at the top you'll find a grouping called "The DIY Channel" , and under that group heading are numerous forums dealing with building/finishing your own guitars and amps. Lots of information!
     
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  7. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Friend of Leo's

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    Feb 3, 2017
    Foat Wuth, Texas
    WELCOME!!!!....if you can access something called "YouTube" in your part of the world, you can probably find a video or two on guitar painting/finishing. Be diligent...you'll find something. ;)
     
  8. Stringbanger

    Stringbanger Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Jan 18, 2013
    West O' Philly, PA
    Welcome to the fold! We need pics of your guitar to validate your membership.

    SB
     
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  9. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
  10. Bristlehound

    Bristlehound Tele-Afflicted

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    Jan 4, 2017
    Wales
  11. rze99

    rze99 Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 26, 2014
    South London UK
    Welcome! Great to hear you are building a Tele. I was inspired to do so by these pages and it got a bit out of hand!

    Good luck with your build and DO post about it .
     
  12. flatcat

    flatcat Tele-Meister

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    Jan 22, 2016
    Detroit
  13. brogh

    brogh Super Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 26, 2010
    italy
    Hi and welcome :)

    so you want to build, i think this one might help you out, it's a great pdf booklet form Ron :)

    here you go

    Have fun !
     
  14. telex76

    telex76 Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Jun 24, 2006
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  15. Dennyf

    Dennyf Tele-Holic

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    Feb 9, 2011
    Charlotte, NC
    Your first post, eh? Don’t worry, you’ll build a whole fence line soon enough. Welcome and have fun!
     
  16. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Telefied Ad Free Member

    Our DIY segment is where you'll be spending your time. Which means less practice, so beware!

    Very addictive activity, and kinda too bad it is so cold in the winter when many of us have the extra time. It really is an activity that produces better results when the air is both warm and also fairly dry.
     
  17. GGardner

    GGardner Tele-Holic

    522
    Jun 22, 2017
    NJ
    I once had grand plans to refinish an old guitar. I had a bunch of questions. Whenever I Googled the topics, it brought me back to one forum where people were asking (and answering the same questions). This was many years ago. But I think this was the place:

    https://www.reranch.com/reranch/viewforum.php?f=1

    P.S. I ended up just sending the body to MJT Telecaster.
     
  18. GreatDaneRock

    GreatDaneRock TDPRI Member

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    Dec 6, 2018
    Central FL
    Welcome aboard, where are the pics of your Tele? this is mandatory to validate your membership, LOL
     
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