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NGD!! IronSchef Custom Build 005, "Theseus"

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by IronSchef, Sep 16, 2017.

  1. IronSchef

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    "Theseus" is celebrating her 0th birthday today!!

    IronSchef Custom Build 005:
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    BODY
    Body Material - Poplar with Flame Maple top
    Body Shape - Telecaster®
    Body Finish - Custom Wudtone hand-rubbed finish

    NECK (Squire Classic Vibe 50s)
    Neck Material - Maple
    Neck Finish - Gloss Polyester
    Neck Shape - Modern “C"
    Scale Length - 25.5" (648 mm)
    Fingerboard Material - Maple
    Fingerboard Radius - 9.5” (241 mm)
    Number of Frets - 21
    Fret Size - Medium Jumbo
    Nut Material - Synthetic Bone
    Nut Width - 1.625” (41.3 mm)
    Position Inlays - Black Dot
    Truss Rod - Standard

    ELECTRONICS
    Bridge Pickup - BWG Claymore Tele A5, 11.50 K
    Neck Pickup - BWG Claymore Tele A5, 9.15 K
    Controls - 4-way switch (adds "in series" combo)

    HARDWARE
    Bridge - Fender Vintage Tele Bridge w/ Compensated Brass Saddles and Chrome Ash-tray Bridge Cover
    Hardware Finish - Chrome
    Tuning Machines - Vintage-Style
    Neck Plate - 4-Bolt Custom Etched

    BACKSTORY:
    This project started as a bone-stock CAR Squier Standard Telecaster -- and it underwent a series of 5 mods, replacing different bits each time ... the ONLY item still left from the original is the chrome control plate

    A real world example of the "Ship of Theseus" paradox (A.K.A. "Grandfather's Axe")

    Is it still the same guitar?? :confused:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ship_of_Theseus

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    Had a few issues, she's going to have to stay in the NICU for a while -- a stray drop of molten solder dropped down inside the 4-way while I was de-soldering to remove from old body ... its a 2-way now, lol - I can get neck or neck and bridge :eek:

    I got a new 4-way on the way to me already ... no sweat. :cool:
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2017

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