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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Bones, Jan 27, 2018.
“I’ll hang on to mine, Bones, but your’s is better lookin.”
Really cool. Good job!
I hear ya - before I bought the Elite - I came real close to just building my own from a gorgeous flame-maple top Warmoth body, but Sweetwater's 0% swayed me towards the Elite. After playing the '52 though? I want ALL my Tele's to sound like that - if ya get a chance - I'd love to hear a sound clip of what the pretty guitar you've put together sounds like!
That is some psychedelic grain. Gorgeous. The fact that Fender hid that under a thick layer of poly is a crime. Nice job!
I secretly hope that people all over the world are stripping down their Bajas and finding something nice under all the goop.
Look whatcha did, Bones!!!!;-)
My Baja took another ding, and I decided to take the plunge.
Borrowed craft heat gun, razor blade and sharp wide chisel, plus a single coat of thin varnish.
I reckon about 3/4lb of poly finish came off mine, and some parts were stuck on way tighter than others.
Cool, looks great
Darn you Bones! The price of Bajas just went up.
I reckon I've just rendered mine "unsale-able". Which is a good job because;-
a) Too me it looks, feels and plays better.
b) I like it so much anyway, it would have always been the last out of the door, if I was forced to.
That ding is by far the best thing that ever happened to that tele!!!
Just out of curiosity, how many pieces is you body, it's hard to tell from the photo, but it looks like 3 or 4? Also, have you considered a white pickguard? The black looks awesome, but something about the white on the natural ash really makes it pop, it was all the rage in the 70s to strip teles to show off the grain and put then pt white pickguards on them.
Hummm! I wonder what’s under the poly of my Squier Std????
It used to wear a white 3 ply when it had its original finish sometimes, I might just give it a try.
Alder probably. Between four and 6 pieces probably.
I just need to swap necks between these two, get one of them fancy covers & buy a white guard to join the club.
I haven’t decided if I like the Baja neck yet.
How did I miss this?!
This is the coolest Telecaster I have seen on this forum!
Big Albert fan here too.
Really tempting me to strip one of my '52 RIs.
Thanks it was a lot of fun, routing the binding channels turned out to be a lot easier than I thought it would be. I'll never be able to play like Albert, but it makes me happy to see a guitar that reminds me of him every day.
And of course I have a Quad Reverb to go with it.
And an AC style Esquire as well.
You're welcome. Those look so cool!
I have that same Titan's of the Telecaster GP magazine. I got that in high school when my tele disease really got bad.
Do you know anything about Albert's early guitars? Maybe its the same tele but it looks like it has a rosewood strat neck on it.