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Show us your Partscaster/s

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by telechaser, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. telechaser

    telechaser Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 5, 2007
    I did a search and after the 5th page I didn't find anybody starting a thread like this. I've seen No. 1s, Highways, Squiers, etc. but not partscasters. There are some pics on the gallery but I think some pics are hosted elsewhere like Photobucket and other forums.

    Personally, I would really like to build a couple or more partscasters and would really benefit from the vast experience of this forum.

    Pics would be great. Some specs and brief details of the body, neck, pickups and hardware.

    I'll start.

    My first and only (but not last) partscaster.

    A standard black body I bought from eBay sometime last year. The person I bought it from claimed it is a US body but I doubt it. I think the body is Alder.

    Neck is a Fender MIM Modern C shaped maple fretboard.

    Pickups are custom Brierlys which is local to Australia. These pickups are hot and a bit darker sounding which I like. Not much twang.

    Bridge is Gotoh 6 saddle which I'm planning to replace with Wilkinson Brass compensated one. CTS pots and CRL switch. 3 ply black pickguard.

    This Tele is suited more for Rock and Ballads but not metal.

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  2. makol

    makol TDPRI Member

    Here's my only partscaster at the moment. A nasty RI Antigua :D

    This was pre-assembled at a local shop, then I took it apart and put it back again. I studied how it was built and then intonated it myself.


    There is a volume difference between the neck & bridge pup. I just adjusted the pup height to compensate.
    The P90 brings a lot of twang in the middle position.

    CIJ Antigua body
    CIJ neck (from a paisley tele), fat C shaped
    3-ply pickguard
    Lindy Fralin pups
    Wilkinson bridge
    CTS pots and bumble bee cap (0.05uf)
    Standard Tele wiring (no treble bleed cap)

    After I got this tele, I changed all the pots, caps & switches of my other teles.
    I still have some other partscaster projects pending.
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  3. claudel

    claudel Tele-Afflicted

    Froggy the Bender

    Started life as a '66 Esquire

    When I got it a few years back it looked like this:


    I've since changed a few things... :rolleyes:

    Refinned it in Sherwood Green Metallic.

    Sold the Esquire neck and replaced it with a USACG maple/maple that is more me.

    Now it looks like this, sorta.

    I refinished the neck with Tru-Oil since this pic.


    Now it's sporting:

    Parsons-White B-Bender #11

    Vintique Bridge & Knobs. :rolleyes:

    Don Mare special bridge pickup - amazing

    Fender CS Nocaster neck pickup - sounds great too

    4 way switch, RS volume pot & cap. ( *I* can tell a difference )

    Ultra secret clean boost that works off the pull pot that is also the tone knob.

    I did most of the finish work & assembly & wiring & setup.

    A friend built the booster. I have no clue what's in it. It sounds pretty nifty though.

  4. al3151

    al3151 TDPRI Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Washington D.C.

    Allparts neck
    Nashville body and bridge
    Fender Custom Shop pickups
    She twangs like the dickens!

  5. telefunk

    telefunk Tele-Meister

    Aug 14, 2007
    Sydney Australia

  6. MartineckArt

    MartineckArt Tele-Meister

    Sep 15, 2006

  7. roadkillbill

    roadkillbill Tele-Holic

    Jun 23, 2006
    My first and only so far...



    '83 MIJ Bullet neck, squier body,

    Pickups: Dimarzio Pre-B1 bridge and Rio Grande Muy Grande neck

  8. GuitarJonz

    GuitarJonz Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 16, 2003
    #1 is USACG body, MIM Burton neck, with Barden pickups. 6.0 lbs

    #2 is an unknown ash body from eBay, Warmoth Std Thin Pro neck, with Don Mare pickups (2324 neck, Green Onions bridge). I knew the body was light, but couldn't believe it when this tele also weighed in at 6.0 lbs, and this one doesn't have a U-rout like #1.
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  9. gerryhoban

    gerryhoban TDPRI Member

    Nov 23, 2005
    Dublin, Ireland
    First & Only

    Sherman Tate Body, stained & Danish Oil
    MIJ 60's RI Neck, via Ebay
    Kinman PU's - really quiet and sound great.
    F Bigsby - got the measurements & holes drilled by local luthier...
    Still to do: Rockinger bar for Bigsby, to replace string pins with standard pull-thru holes.

    Sounds lovely, but obviously it's my baby, so of course I'd think that...

    Attached Files:

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  10. maestrovert

    maestrovert Poster Extraordinaire

    Here's jes' a couple of mine:


    paint by Tony DeLacugo -

    both builds with '52Ri specs & parts for the most part....
    Fender factory replacement '52Ri necks
    Kluson Deluxe tuners (no Ping or Gotoh for me)
    O.V. P-ups
    All-Parts chrome neck P-up mounting rings
    Controls are Switchcraft & CTS
    Electrosocket jack cups
    Schaller strap-locks

    my most recent partscaster, my attempt at an 0le Fuzzy style Outlaw:


    All-Parts double bound ash body, gloss black nitro
    All-Parts TMNF-Fat neck
    Kluson Deluxe tuners (see above)
    Duncan Alnico II Pro P-ups (neck P-up body mounted, i swap guards alot for fun)
    Wilkinson bridge assembly w/ 3 compensated brass saddles
    Switchcraft & CTS controls
    Electrosocket jack cup
    Schaller strap-locks
    a Creme toiletseat guard is pictured, but right now it's wearing the Fender polished Chrome guard pictured below

    the same Outlaw in the initial stages of assembly/setup with EMG T P-ups:

    Last edited: Aug 31, 2008

  11. Freewheeler

    Freewheeler Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 17, 2003
    Helsinki, Finland

  12. TELEkinetic

    TELEkinetic Tele-Holic

    Jun 11, 2005
    Central Arkansas
    Here's my latest.....

    2005 MIM with Wilkinson bridge, Glendale saddles (aluminum E/A), GFS 'Lil Punchers in both positions, and a Warmoth 5-screw flat black guard.......

    Half a business card in the neck pocket and this is the best playing Telecaster I have ever put my hands on!


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  13. csapo

    csapo Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 10, 2006
    San Francisco
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2007

  14. mellecaster

    mellecaster Former Member

    I like to refer to them as "ReCrafted"

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  15. 0le FUZZY

    0le FUZZY Former Member

    ...Made in on-neer of this forum years ago.

    The TELECASTER Discussion Page Double Trouble Table Caster

    0le FUZZY
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  16. Pete Galati

    Pete Galati R.I.P.

    Mar 25, 2006
    This is one of the only single coil parts Teles I've put together.


    What's shown in this incarnation is a Warmoth neck and body, Fender bridge & saddles, GFS repro pickups, 1meg pots w/treble bleed cap.

    This guitar is taken apart right now. Haven't really decided what to do with it, but better pickups are in order. I was in the process of turning it into a Fat Tele, but I don't particularly need a Fat Tele. I'm thinking of getting some pickups by this guy Word is that he makes good pickups.

  17. riggergreg

    riggergreg Tele-Afflicted

  18. Blazer

    Blazer Doctor of Teleocity

    Dec 2, 2003
    The Netherlands
    My 1998 modified Squier affinity tele.

  19. red57strat

    red57strat Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Oct 4, 2003
    I put this together for my 40th birthday 4 years ago. It plays easy and sounds great!

  20. red57strat

    red57strat Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Oct 4, 2003
    With my Tweed Deluxe Clone and schnauzer-

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