Early 50s style Tele build. During the Winter I occupied my time by working on 3 50s style Teles using Warmoth necks. I have to decided to keep one with a conversion neck and sell this one and parts from the 3rd.
Body is 10? year old USA Custom guitar 3 piece ash that I finished back then in water based butterscotchish stain with a clear nitro finish. I did a minimal forearm cut with the intention of having it look vintage from 10 feet away. I did a minimal rib cut as well. There are a few dings.
Pickups are modern Fender American '62s that I just installed having read reviews in this forum.
Bridge is Fender from the original build.
Pickguard is Fender AVRI.
Jack is a flush mount football shaped plate.
Tuners are from 10 years ago, Tonepros Kluson were touted as a vintage in appearance with a more precise gearing. I recall paying $69 dollars for them which seems high in retrospect. If anyone knows about this era of tuner I'd be interested.
Neck is 2020 or 2019 manufacture, Warmoth 21 fret boatneck large V contour that I ordered in January, 1 11/16th white tusq nut, 10-16 compound contour.
I had Warmoth do the tinted nitro satin finish because it was too cold to spray here in January. Neck finish was a $110 additional charge. I was not satisfied with the appearance of the headstock because it did not look vintage correct so this Spring I finished it in gloss nitro and blended it into the satin. Warmoth did the nut.
Frets are stainless 6105 with no wear. The total neck cost was $317 not including shipping.
I have approximately $800 into the parts for this build. I have been refinishing and repairing guitars for over 30 years and have done quality work on this guitar.
I will sell this for $650 firm shipped in the continental USA. This will not disappoint, oh weight is just under 7lbs on a produce scale.
After I post I'll try to add images with my phone,( it's lovely).
The Boatneck is the same thickness as the Fatback, with smaller shoulders. This results in the same fat feel in the palm, but easier access for the fingers and thumb.
- Similar to: Vintage Tele® (52 Reissue)
- Thickness at 1st Fret: 1.00"
- Thickness at 12th Fret: 1.00"
- Item Location? (required):
- Shenandoah Valley of Virginia