NGB - I always wanted a Thinline.....

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  1. Larmo63

    Larmo63 Tele-Afflicted

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    I am building this Telecaster, MJT body, (I won on eBay by accident) real maple American neck, other parts are arriving daily.

    I got so excited after a really good friend gave me this neck, that I had to string it up!!!

    Who needs pickups?
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  2. dreamingtele

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    I cant wait to win a Body from MJT by accident. I always get outbid. LOL
     
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    That's awesome! You won that by accident? I'd like to win that body by accident. How does one do that? Please advise.
     
  4. Larmo63

    Larmo63 Tele-Afflicted

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    Umm, I bid and I thought I would get outbid for sure.

    I should have explained that. My old friend contributed the neck, so the build continues.

    I've been strumming it like this and setting up the action as I wait for pickups and the pick guard I have coming.
     
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    Macrogats Friend of Leo's

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    Man, that is one sweet looking guitar! Gonna be mint when you’re finished.
     
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    Love me some thinline...
     
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    lewis Friend of Leo's

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    That body looks amazing. Big congrats.
     
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    That's gonna be nice.
     
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    I like it a lot. I tend to use the word "assemble" rather than "build" for partscasters.
     
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    We're Thinline, Babee! We doan need no steenken pickups!
     
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    Beautiful telecaster!
     
  12. sjtalon

    sjtalon Doctor of Teleocity

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    A beauty !

    Just duct tape one of these on and play it !

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    That looks very snappy. Can't wait to the progress.
     
  14. Larmo63

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    Still assembling, I need to source some better pickups, these that came with the pick guard are cheesy.

    I'm on the hunt, but I did get to this point:

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    I kinda like it without the pickguard. A bespoke control panel and a small cabronita style pickguard... but that's just me. It's gonna look great whatever you do.
     
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    Not to be accusatory......but why did you bid thinking you would be "outbid for sure"? Were you just "bidding up" the price for fun? :) .......or, were you just hoping for a bargain? (I'm trying to give you a lifeline here)
     
  17. Larmo63

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    I for sure wanted it, but I thought it would go higher and I left it.

    Then I found out I won it and I was stoked.
     
  18. Larmo63

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    Finished the build, I used Custom shop Texas specials......

    Sounds great, my tech did the fret job and neck alignment/shim.

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  19. G.Rotten

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    Same here. I do both & therefore apriciate when the difference is acknowledged. Either way can create a fantastic instrument but if no wood was cut/routed.................

    Although I guess "assembled" has an Ikea feel to it & that's not quite right either.
     
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    Super groovy!
     
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