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Some advice on refinishing a 66 Tele.

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by BAW4742, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. BAW4742

    BAW4742 Tele-Afflicted

    Thanks PJ and AJ.

    PJ, I may just go with re-issue threaded saddles since so much of my hardware is not original anyway. What is your source for re-issues?

    AJ - glad you like the thread (and the results!)
     

  2. gitlvr

    gitlvr Friend of Leo's

    Aug 18, 2008
    Northern Va.
    Wow! What an incredible thread! And the guitar is beautiful! I enjoyed this immensely! Bravo!
     

  3. BAW4742

    BAW4742 Tele-Afflicted

    Thanks Mike. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    Welcome to the group. This is a great place. The people here are really knowledgeable and willing to share. I would not have tackled this project with out these folks.
     

  4. PJ55

    PJ55 Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2003
    Philadelphia, PA
    Bruce....I get the threaded salddles at AllParts. They're p/n BP_0024-001. Go to www.allparts.com. I've used these sadles, so feel free to
    PM me if you have any questions on 'em.
     

  5. BritishBluesBoy

    BritishBluesBoy Former Member

    Oct 19, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    Thanks for reminding me about this Bruce. I remember watching this thread as you posted it and loving each installment. What a stunner she is now!

    Wow.
     

  6. PJ55

    PJ55 Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2003
    Philadelphia, PA
    Hey Bruce...still looking killer! BTW, there's another source for threaded stell saddles you might want to check. I found them at GuitarPartsResource. And,
    I've also seem them pop-up on eBay out of 60s reissues from time to time.
    The Fenders might give you the most authentic repro of look & tone, though.
    And, remember, every now and then, throw a new photo of that killer guitar up for all of us to enjoy!
     

  7. Jack Wells

    Jack Wells Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Oct 19, 2003
    Albuquerque, USA
    I've taken the liberty to show this before and after composite.

    ......[​IMG]

    Good job there Bruce .........[​IMG]
     

  8. BAW4742

    BAW4742 Tele-Afflicted

    Thanks for looking again guys. This one's not seen the inside of a case since I got her done.

    Thanks for info on saddles PJ. I actually have a set of threaded ones to go in her soon. Probably next string change. I'll see about getting some new pics out too.

    Nice composite shot Jack. It was a long road from one shot to the other!
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2008

  9. madmark

    madmark Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    48
    Nov 18, 2007
    New York
    wow very impressive... thanks for sharing...
     

  10. viking

    viking Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    51
    Jan 23, 2007
    Denmark
    I cant believe I havent seen this thread before !
    A very nice thing to follow , congrats.....!
    You did an excellent job !
     

  11. fws6

    fws6 TDPRI Member

    43
    Apr 23, 2003
    netherlands
    This was a very cool thread indeed !! It is just how much time / money and/or effort you want to put in it ... A good luthier can fix anything.... See my before and after on this 68 (I took of the perloid back guard in the middle pic so you can see how nice the routing was repaired) - the refin work was by Mark Jenny

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     

  12. PJ55

    PJ55 Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2003
    Philadelphia, PA
    BAW's project-thread was by far one of my absolute favorites on the TDP. He really brought that vintage Tele back to life. Leo is smiling down on you, I'm sure.
     

  13. T Prior

    T Prior Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 17, 2003
    Charlotte NC

  14. lewis

    lewis Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2003
    Colorado
    Great thread! Very inspiring! Congrats BAW4742!
     

  15. PJ55

    PJ55 Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2003
    Philadelphia, PA
    FWS...that's thye same guitar? Wow. Another great job.
     

  16. musicmatty

    musicmatty Former Member

    Aug 18, 2008
    Maryland
    Nice project for sure.. I would forget about putting it back to original condition. I would refurbish it the way it has been modified. Refinish the Body and Neck and REPLACE all hardware and new pickups. Not that big of a project if you go that route.
     

  17. tele salivas

    tele salivas Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 5, 2008
    Tulsa
    You have done a beautiful job, this has been a great thread, and an inspiration
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2008

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