Sah-weeeet dude! That is one mighty fine looking guitar. Fantastic job you’ve done there. I’d love to hear it - especially with that Strat neck pup, as I’ve been tinkering with a similar combination for ages on a long stalled project.
Welcome to TDPRI. Sounds like a good plan you have in your head.
You may want to head over to the Tele Home Depot sub forum in here. Or perhaps the Partscasters and other T-types forum. That’s where all the builders and assemblers hang out. You should get a ton of good info at either of those.
I’ve got the exact same control plate with matching bridge. Thought they looked cool in the pictures when I bought them, but have never felt the vibe to use them on anything since I got them. Thought they’d look best on either a straight black or white guitar, but that didn’t float my boat either.
Wow man, what a great wife - and a fantastic guitar to boot! I quite like the Godin style. Played one in a shop once - similar, but not the same as yours - and was very intrigued and impressed with it.
I used to use nothing but 9-42’s, but during our first lockdown back in March, all I could get online was a 10 pack of 10-46’s, so that’s what’s on most of my guitars atm. I really like that little extra feel, and they sound great, so I think I’m converted. :p
I too have been tinkering with ideas for another acoustic type electric style guitar, and the rejuvenation of Moods thread got me to thinking about it again. I’m not really in a position to start building anything atm, but will be watching this with interest.
Dude - that is soooooo cool. Reminds me of the pallet wood I used for my Route 66 Tele build. I sandwiched 16mm strips together (after jointing and glueing strips together), then used a 9mm ply top from an old shield. Kept it looking really rustic around the sides with nail holes etc.
Cypress is my go to for guitar bodies! It has a beautiful ring to it, and easy to work with. Just like Pine, but a better wood all round imo.
One of my next projects is to glue a bunch of 30mm x 20mm sticks I got from packaging around an oven imported from England. Not sure what the wood is...
Personally I’d leave it alone and start with another body. I hear where you’re coming from - I hate “jabby” guitars, but I just can’t picture it with a missing section of binding.
If it were me, I’d remove all the binding front and back, rasp in the required arm and (possibly) belly cuts, do a...