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Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by flowwrito, Apr 12, 2016.
My sunburst highway 1 tele but with a zero fret.
Nice! Can I ask, how does this compare to a Tele in terms of feel?
After a little away time I just jammed on my Tele for a couple hours and remembered that, though I am seduced by the curves of the offset body, I'm really a Tele guy (aren't we all?!). I'm always going back and forth between a Telemaster/Jazzcaster build or a full fledged Jazzmaster.
Yep, Nicholson is a great place. I've been there quite a few times in the last month. The senior Nicholson worked on my D-35 about 20 years ago. I brought in some ivory I picked up in Alaska and he made a custom nut and saddle for me. He also put Electronics in it and I've never heard another acoustic that sounded so good. You can't tell the difference between the sound when it's plugged or unplugged. He did an amazing job matching the amplified sound to the original sound. D-35's have such a full sound, heavy on the bass sound and I've never heard one sound so close to the unplugged sound. I went through a three year college course for sound engineer and recording. With all the fancy stuff and pricey mics the college had they couldn't get a better sound recording from that guitar than the sound it had by just p!ugging it in and running it through a good direct box. They've given me a lot of help figuring out how these guitars go together. I highly recommend Nicholson's.
My dream boogie machine
Neck - Stock Danelectro 3021 unfinished
Tuners - Sperzel lockers
Body - Danelectro 3021 with a blue flame veneer and top F hole
Pickup - Single bridge type lipstick with 1V1T mounted centrally
Bridge - Telecaster half bridge with full width compenstated saddles
Jack socket combined with strap pin.
I've posted this a few times, I just built my "signature telecaster". Roasted maple neck with SS frets 10"-16" compound radius, transparent deep blue nitro over black swamp ash body, Gotoh side relief adjust, esmeraldo green Prima Dust Devil pickups (9.05 bridge, 8.0 neck), Callaham bridge with compensated brass saddles, Gotoh vintage tuners, Glendale neck plate, bakelite 5 hole pickguard, two string trees, electrosocket jack plate. Currently has standard wiring but I may go to a 4-way switch.
Just whipped this up on offsetguitars.com/dressingroom (btw, someone really, REALLY needs to do a Telecaster version) and this would be my Signature guitar: the "Hellocaster Jaguar" lol.
Baritone 12 string.
A sort of a blend of Veillette and Carvin AE seires with a Ric-style headstock
Piezo and buffer
Coil tap switches
Acoustic style bridge
Semi hollow with an f hole
A lifetime supply of batteries and strings.
Hey, let's dream big.
There is a Tele version at
There is also a virtual guitar modeler at a website nymphusa.com . I find I have to do a Google search and click the link or I get a sign in page.
I found mine a while ago.
Jeff by OlRedNeckHippy posted Oct 21, 2014 at 8:23 AM
They don't call me BeniBaja for nothing
I found mine purely by accident one day, while shopping amps:
New Guitar Day: Novo Serus J in Sonic Blue by ByronMGSanford, on Flickr
Mastery Bridge and Tremolo
Tempered pine body
Tempered maple neck
It plays like a dream and sounds better than one!
That is a pretty specific set of specs weezer, have you put this together and determined that it is the final rendition?
I would note that you don't need or want an F spaced HB in the neck position, because the strings are only spaced wider than a Gibson HB spacing at the bridge, the string spacing is narrower at the neck and a F spaced pup will not line up with the strings there.
Mine would be pretty simple- over the years I've put together a ridiculous range of multi pickup crazy switching manic Strats, and eventually concluded that I preferred one perfect pickup and nothing else.
So my sig would be almost any vintage spec Esquire, swamp ash body but RW or maple board with any radius, extra jumbo frets, and the switch wired with a .0047 cap in the neck position, a .01 cap in the middle position, and the tone control removed from the circuit in the bridge position.
I'm also pretty happy with just vol and no tone control, but the tone switching can be handy too.
Les Paul Standard.
Available in Black, and Wine Red only.
Plain top only.
Creme parts and binding.
Gibson '57 Classic neck.
DiMarzio Air Classic bridge.
I'd like to think mine is waiting in a dank, dusty pawn shop somewhere... waiting for me to claim it
I'm very happy with 3 guitars right now, my '52 RI Tele, '65 RI Jazzmaster and '61 SG Special. I'm not even looking at other guitars anymore, in fact I'm thinking of flipping some. But if I was going to get a custom built signature guitar I think a Firebird with Dog-eared P-90 pickups would be the ticket. The only question is 2 or 3 pickups.
That's amazing. i used to have something very similar but I ended up adding neck HB and a guard. Yours is perfect the way it is, though.
I always think of this when these threads come up
Mine would be a 62RI Jazzmaster with a Mastery bridge and witch hat knobs, maybe something funky like a mini humbucker in the neck position. I already have one that's 95% there. It is such a great guitar. The 62AVRIs in my opinion are one of the best deals in modern guitars.
CAR double bound body
Bridge Humbucker, Neck Firebird pickups (Lollar?)
White Pearl Thinline style pickguard
Flame Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard
Mini Schaller tuners with pearl buttons
Historic '56 platform
Transparent Red over light flame top
Humbucker at the bridge, P-90 at the neck
Old growth wood, at least 60 years old, Brazilian rosewood fingerboard
Thin Nitro Finish
The more I think about this the more I realize the Troy Van Leeuwan possibly already claimed my signature guitar.
I got bit by the Jazzmaster bug pretty hard, maybe it's just a phase?? The "rhythm circuit" is actually useful to me because I really only use two tones: neck pickup alone for lead and both pickups together for rhythm. I'd use that rhythm circuit opposite of its intent- crank it and use it for lead, set the primary circuit to the in between position with the volume rolled off, then install a more easily accessible toggle switch on top (like the TVL model).
Having never owned a JM I am leery about the bridge/trem system though. I guess I'd have to try it out.