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Yet Another Butterscotch Blonde Build

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by rambleon, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. rambleon

    rambleon Tele-Meister

    104
    Oct 29, 2011
    New York
    You guys have probably seen enough of these, but this one's my first. Also, the only single coil guitar I currently have.
    It's been in the making for a while but it's finally ready to rock. I finished putting it together and setting it up just a little past midnight last night. I had a little playing time after I got home from work earlier today and I'm super pleased wth this guitar. I haven't been able to weigh it but it's the lightest one I own by far. I decided to complement the finish with aged hardware- some by me and some bought pre-aged.
    A quick summary of the parts-
    Warmoth Swamp Ash body finished with Wudtone dairy blonde.
    Warmoth maple neck satin nitro finish, 9.5" radius, 1-5/8" tusq nut.
    Kluson tuners, aged with some sandpaper.
    Gotoh aged bridge with compensated brass saddles
    Pickups - Custom wound by Buddha Pickups, both alnico 2. 6.9k neck, 8.1k bridge. These pickups sound really good - articulate, with a little chime. The neck has a good warm tone, and the bridge has the tele tone without sounding too harsh. They both sound great clean and with dirt. Tim was also kind enough to send my a nicely scuffed neck pickup to match the other aged hardware.
    Harness - also by Buddha Pickups, good quality parts with neat & clean wiring.
    I also got an ashtray cover for kicks and scuffed it up a little. I like the way it looks but doubt I'll be able to keep it on while playing because it doesn't let me mute the strings when I need to at the bridge.

    On with the pics. It looks more yellow due to the indoor lighting. I'l try to take a few daylight pics tomorrow.
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  2. Dave5881

    Dave5881 TDPRI Member

    4
    Dec 30, 2015
    Chicago
    That is really nice!
     
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  3. Bulldog87

    Bulldog87 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 2, 2008
    Louisiana, USA
    Very nice!
     
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  4. jdto

    jdto TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

    59
    Jan 25, 2016
    Toronto
    Man, that is some kind of beautiful.
     
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  5. rze99

    rze99 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Feb 26, 2014
    South London UK
    I think that looks fantastic. All done.
     
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  6. Tonetele

    Tonetele Friend of Leo's

    Jun 2, 2009
    South Australia
    Great build!!
    That is the best grain I've seen.
    Cheers from Downunder.
     
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  7. rambleon

    rambleon Tele-Meister

    104
    Oct 29, 2011
    New York
    A few more pics in natural light. The color is more accurate in these.
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  8. bender66

    bender66 Friend of Leo's

    Jan 18, 2010
    on my bike
    Get yourself the vintage style string tree Adele.

    You did well my man.
     
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  9. rambleon

    rambleon Tele-Meister

    104
    Oct 29, 2011
    New York
    Got one coming to me sometime next week Patrick :p
     

  10. telex76

    telex76 Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Age:
    66
    Jun 24, 2006
    Fort Worth,Tx.
    Nice, congrats.
     
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  11. Blue Bill

    Blue Bill Friend of Leo's Ad Free + Supporter

    Feb 15, 2014
    Maine
    That came out great, a real classic.
     
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  12. WeTheDorkz

    WeTheDorkz TDPRI Member

    20
    Jun 24, 2016
    Somewhere Up There
    wow that is perfect
     
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  13. ndcaster

    ndcaster Friend of Leo's

    Nov 14, 2013
    Indiana
    sweet git
     
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  14. Bigpernz

    Bigpernz Tele-Meister

    Age:
    39
    197
    Apr 28, 2016
    Idaho
    The aged hardware, single ply blackguard, and satiny finish make it look beautiful. Hope it plays as good as it looks!
     
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  15. rambleon

    rambleon Tele-Meister

    104
    Oct 29, 2011
    New York
    This one's my only true single coil guitar, but i find myself picking it up more than my others when I'm noodling around at home.
     

  16. cboutilier

    cboutilier Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    26
    Oct 28, 2015
    Halifax, NS, Canada
    What a lovely cut of ash.
     
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  17. Chick-N-Picker

    Chick-N-Picker Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    24
    Apr 26, 2015
    North Carolina
    I like it a lot. SUPER clean finish. Probably due to the satin.
    The only thing I personally would change is I would do away with pickup heights screws.
     

  18. coffeecycle22

    coffeecycle22 TDPRI Member

    Age:
    47
    10
    Jul 1, 2016
    Noosa Qld Australia
    Wow, very nice. If she sounds as good as she looks your on a winner.

    C.
     
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