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TELE HEADSTOCK TEMPLATE

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by gtr751, Aug 23, 2005.

  1. gtr751

    gtr751 TDPRI Member

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    May 20, 2005
    Alabama
    Does anyone know where I can download an actual size template / outline of a tele headstock. I recently bought a Peavey Reactor Tele copy which is a kick ass copy but I hate the headstock, and I was planning on cutting it to look more Tele like. Thanks....
     

  2. WickedGTR

    WickedGTR Friend of Leo's

    Jul 12, 2005
    Hillbilly Hollywood

  3. gtr751

    gtr751 TDPRI Member

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    May 20, 2005
    Alabama
    THANKS

    That did the trick. Thanks for the link...good info.
     

  4. natsteel

    natsteel Tele-Meister

    221
    Aug 7, 2005
    the netherlands
    Thanks for the compliment on my Project Telecaster website.
    Actualy I found the tele headstock on http://www.guitarbuild.com I used the headstock drawing my self for my tele project - it is very acurate.
    On guitarbuild.com are lots of other guitar drawings available in autocad DXF format. I converted just this Tele headstock drawing 1:1 to PDF-format which is easier to read and print and made it downloadable from my site.
     

  5. Motor

    Motor Tele-Holic

    783
    Aug 2, 2008
    Portland Oregon
    Awesome. I just printed this out to get the bump off my new USA Custom Guitars telecaster neck.

    Much appreciated.

    Motor
     

  6. P-land pimpin'

    P-land pimpin' TDPRI Member

    7
    Dec 13, 2008
    Portland, OR
    +1 on the USACG lump. Is this a 52 Tele shape? Love the SACG> Tommy is the man!
     

  7. tompagan123

    tompagan123 NEW MEMBER!

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    Jun 15, 2009
    Boston

    I have a USACC tele neck on order and stumbled on this discussion looking for a tele headstock template. I want to remove the bump. Can this be done by sanding / filing or will I need to use a bandsaw?

    Thanks!
     

  8. cmeyer

    cmeyer Tele-Meister

    124
    Nov 22, 2004
    Wilmington, NC
    bump....also curious about question above
     

  9. Mr. B

    Mr. B Tele-Meister

    226
    Feb 27, 2008
    Canterbury - UK
    You could use a bandsaw, but it doesn't look like there's a lot of material to remove so you can get away without one. My choice for the job would be an oscillating spindle sander, finishing up with hand sanding.

    If you just have access to hand tools then a rasp/course file to hog out the bulk of material and then sanding to finish will do fine. Just take your time and make sure you get nice, smooth and square-edges.
     

  10. mellecaster

    mellecaster Former Member

    Very easily done by hand....not much material to remove at all...but keep in mind that there is no 100% completely accurate Tele headstock shape...there are subtle differences over the years and such.
     

  11. fostah

    fostah NEW MEMBER!

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    Feb 24, 2018
    Massachusetts
    One cool thing about this PDF: I was able to import it into a vector graphics tools called Inkscape. Inkscape properly converted all the lines to paths and nodes. So, you can easily edit the headstock template to create your own custom tele headstock by starting from the base measurements.

    Inkscape is free and open source. Here's the link to Inkscape, if you're interested: https://inkscape.org/en/
     

  12. Beachbum

    Beachbum Friend of Leo's

    Mar 11, 2009
    Sand Land
    I know where you're coming from. I didn't like the G&L headstock on my Tribute Blues Boy. Once I found the template I also found that there wasn't enough meat to do an exact Tele style. Since it's not a Fender I didn't feel any obligation be politically correct so I eyeballed it to get as close as possible. Works for me.

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