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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by loopMasta, Aug 15, 2014.

  1. loopMasta

    loopMasta TDPRI Member

    38
    Aug 8, 2014
    Cologne, Germany
    I want to build a telecaster from scratch with just the information i can get from tdpri. This is a learning by doing project and i have no idea if this will work out ok. We'll see. Some of the parts i ordered arrived today.

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    Looks like i am almost done.
     
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  2. metecem

    metecem Friend of Leo's

    Definitely halfway there. Measure twice cut once, spend time on sanding and watch for your fingers paying attention to safety at all times.

    You'll be fine. We all started somewhere.
     

  3. couchsofa

    couchsofa TDPRI Member

    95
    Mar 17, 2014
    Karlsruhe, BW, Germany
    Hi and welcome to the forums.
    I see you went for a bridge cover despite your concerns, I think it will look really nice and blend in to the overall very classic/vintage choices you made ;)
    What are you considering in terms of headstock and body shapes? Classic or with a twist?:)
     

  4. DrASATele

    DrASATele Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 6, 2012
    North of Boston
    You'll do fine. Just take your time.
     

  5. TRexF16

    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2011
    Tucson
    Best mock-ups ever! Good luck and keep posting. EVERYTHING you need to know for your build is searchable in the archives, but if you can't find the answer just ask the smart guys here (that would not be me, BTW).

    Rex
     

  6. Blue Bill

    Blue Bill Friend of Leo's Ad Free + Supporter

    Feb 15, 2014
    Maine
    Loop, good luck with the project. What color are you thinking?
     

  7. cjrincon03

    cjrincon03 Tele-Meister

    244
    May 18, 2011
    arkansas

    I'm wondering the same thing! A BSB would be classic, but some of the funkier colors grab my attention lately! Good luck with the build!
     

  8. loopMasta

    loopMasta TDPRI Member

    38
    Aug 8, 2014
    Cologne, Germany
    Hey,

    thank you all very much for this warm welcome. For my first build i thought it's best to just copy Leo's initial design. Very traditional, no fancy stuff, just to learn as much as i can. Something like this.

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    I am still waiting for my templates, glue, truss-rod and a few other things. Estimated shipping date is now in about a week. So there is enough time to think about the color and the finish. Maybe just sanding and some true-oil?
     

  9. loopMasta

    loopMasta TDPRI Member

    38
    Aug 8, 2014
    Cologne, Germany
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2014

  10. mrz80

    mrz80 Tele-Meister

    Age:
    53
    306
    May 1, 2007
    Gainesville,FL
    Hey, I know, just even up the ends and leave it rectangular. "If Bo Diddley had ever played a Telecaster..." :D
     

  11. Greg M

    Greg M Tele-Holic

    862
    Sep 4, 2003
    Virginia
    Ha. I was thinking Bo Diddlycaster too. :D

    Loopmasta, you're definitely in the right place to learn from some excellent and generous Tele builders. You will do fine if you take your time and pay attention to details. You have a good plan and some excellent materials already.
     

  12. loopMasta

    loopMasta TDPRI Member

    38
    Aug 8, 2014
    Cologne, Germany
    Like this?

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  13. loopMasta

    loopMasta TDPRI Member

    38
    Aug 8, 2014
    Cologne, Germany
    Most of the parts i ordered arrived today. So no more excuses.

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  14. loopMasta

    loopMasta TDPRI Member

    38
    Aug 8, 2014
    Cologne, Germany
    Today i finally started with step 1. I glue-joined the two piece body with tide bond and the help of 5 clamps. Yeah.

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  15. loopMasta

    loopMasta TDPRI Member

    38
    Aug 8, 2014
    Cologne, Germany
    I am still unsure on what router i should buy. I tested a Festtool OF 1010 EBQ-Plus. Really nice tool but maybe a little over the top and too expensive for a beginner.
     

  16. couchsofa

    couchsofa TDPRI Member

    95
    Mar 17, 2014
    Karlsruhe, BW, Germany
    Nice to see you're still going :)
     

  17. Tonetele

    Tonetele Friend of Leo's

    Jun 2, 2009
    South Australia
    Looks like it's going to be a good one! By the way, where can I buy an astray/bridge cover.
    Fender don't supply them as stock issue on what must now be millions of guitars.
    Where please?
     

  18. guitarbuilder

    guitarbuilder Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 30, 2003
    Ontario County

  19. loopMasta

    loopMasta TDPRI Member

    38
    Aug 8, 2014
    Cologne, Germany
    I got my ashtray bridgecover directly from the Fender shop.
    http://www.fender.com/de-DE/guitar-bass-parts/vintage-knobs-covers/pure-vintage-telecaster-ashtray-bridge-cover-chrome/

    Together with my 51 nocaster tele pickups.
    http://www.fender.com/de-DE/guitar-bass-parts/pickups-and-preamps/fender-custom-shop-51-nocaster-tele-pickups-set-of-2/
     

  20. oldrebel

    oldrebel Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

    Oct 23, 2011
    Lynchburg Tennessee
    Looks like it won't be long till you have a nice guitar.
     

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