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  1. cjp60

    Looking for a custom part

    TESI makes great kill switches. I put one in a custom plate I had made for my sons Tele!
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    GOT inspired Tele build.

    The Turtle people didn’t make the neck. Musikraft did @ $690. Certainly not the cheapest route but a stunning neck will cost you!!
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    GOT inspired Tele build.

    As far as my shop goes it’s just a garage with scattered equipment. I’ll take a few photos later.
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    GOT inspired Tele build.

    Thank you all for the kind words! Here’s a video of my son with a song he wrote and plays all instruments but keys on. You’ll see glimpses of this guitar throughout. He recorded all guitar parts with this guitar.
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    GOT inspired Tele build.

    Yes, I machined the entire body from a blank piece of wood. I had the patterns made from an Autocad DXF file out of 1/4” aluminum.
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    GOT inspired Tele build.

    Switch seems easy to use and no noticeable popping noises. It’s not used a lot either so time will tell how robust the switch is.
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    Bigsby Autocad file for Telecaster?

    A bit more info. I’m building a Tele for a friend that wants a Bigsby. I actually fab the body from a blank so I have a blank slate to work with. I’ve done some brief investigation and see there’s a few different bridge configuration you can use with a Bigsby. One comes with a Jaguar type bridge...
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    Bigsby Autocad file for Telecaster?

    Does anyone have an Autocad layout on where to place a B5 Bigsby tailpiece on a telecaster?
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    Let's say you just drilled through the headstock..

    Furniture scratch stick is your answer. I’ve done a lot of cabinet work and the wax sticks you get when purchasing new cabinets fill brad nail holes incredibly well. Cheap, easy and un-noticeable.
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    Can you guys help me date this tele?

    Not sure of much else but the switch. It appears to be a CRL1452 from the 50’s/early 60’s. If so it’s worth ~ 250-300 bucks.
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    Is there a one-stop-shop for guitar electronics?

    I’ll second Guitar Electronics. Good selection quality parts reasonable shipping.
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    Repairing a vintage CRL 1452

    Years ago I was looking for a CRL 1452 for my 1960 Telecaster Custom and came across a broken one with an extra CRL 2190 switch for parts for $15. The 2190 is basically the same switch except it has temporary positions for 1 and 3 and is fixed in position 2. I bought them and put them away while...
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    Any masterbuilt owners here?

    Love me that Tremoverb but you’re right, it weighs a ton! I recently bought a Suhr PT15 IR that I’m really liking. And only 24lbs.
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    Any masterbuilt owners here?

    Here some photos of my 1997 Master built and the sketch it was made from. I figured as long as I have options I was going to make this guitar what I wanted. I ended up having a belly cut and arm contour added. Art sent a couple of really cool straps and a blackguard along with it. 1.75" nut...
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    Any masterbuilt owners here?

    I had a Masterbuilt Tele made for me in 1997. I was in Florida on business when I went to Thoroughbred Music and saw a row of outstanding highly flamed neck Teles and Strats. They were all Masterbuilts and I was in love. Next time back I brought my 67 CAR Tele with me to trade in. I worked out a...
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    Favorite 6V6 amp?

    My new Suhr PT15IR sure sounds glorious on all three channels.
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    Tele Deluxe Dilemma (reissue WRHB pickup content)

    Are the legs of the pickup too tall? If so just rebend them shorter. You have a side view pic of the pickups you can share?
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    Filling body holes after a Bigsby removal

    I haven’t tried this on a guitar but it should work. You can purchase colored hole filler sticks used to cover nail holes in trim carpentry. I’ve used them when installing kitchen cabinets. Mohawk makes them in a ton of different colors. It’s basically a colored wax stick you fill the hole with...
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    GOT inspired Tele build.

    I ordered the neck roasted with the thin lacquer sealer and spayed about 5 coats of Behlens Clear Instrument Lacquer wet sanding with 400 grit initially between coats and finished with 600 before the final coat. Then I wet sanded with 1000 and 2000 grit before polishing with 3M compound.
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    What Tele or T Style Guitars will you go into 2021 with

    Parts Caster just finished on the left with a Masterbuilt on the right.
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    GOT inspired Tele build.

    When the GOT series guitars came out I thought the Telecaster was the best of the bunch. However, at $25K that just wasn't going to happen. My son wanted me to build him a new telecaster so I suggested a GOT inspired build. Pickguard, control plate, and border inlay water jetted from .050" thick...
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    My first Telecaster Build.

    Thank you for all the nice comments! This is the first of two I’m doing. This one is for a friend and was my practice guitar for my sons tele. My sons will be a bit more exotic. Flame maple neck ebony board all titanium parts dog hair finish. Be done soon.