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  1. Bongoslade

    NGD - Partscaster, Swamp Ash with Roasted Maple Neck - and it's all mine

    i just bought a new Telecaster last week and i am thrilled with how it sounds - but - more importantly - it looks amazing…! Swamp ash body finished in what they are calling Sienna Sunburst - so sort of a cherry burst to me from photos i’ve seen of other cherries. Here is some data that was...
  2. UK_Biggles

    Phat HSS Wiring Scheme With Mods - Please Rate & Vote

    Howdy fine folks! I'm putting together a 3 pickup Jazzmaster partscaster and never being one for the conventional I've come up with this wiring diagram for a "phat" HSS setup. Versatility is the goal here - I legitimately play so many different styles so in putting together my "forever" guitar...
  3. D

    New tele build, scratching head...

    I've been a strat guy for almost 20 years, but I just built my first tele. Allen eden body, all parts neck, gotoh tuners, everything else fender including twisted tele pickups. The head scratcher though is how it sound past the 12th fret. It's not quite a buzz it's more of a metallic like sound...
  4. C

    Bridge humbucker+bigsby?

    So I recently got a partcaster to f around with. It’s cheaper and already been modded a lot. I want to do the following and need some advice: Route space for a humbucker in the bridge position. Put a Seymour black winter in the bridge position. Then I want to put a bigsby on it, with the black...
  5. yegbert

    the prospector (searching for gold)

    This is my partscaster. It’s an MIM body from flea bay and a neck that I think is a Mighty Mite. Some kind of low-ish wound Seymour Duncan pickups. I don’t usually name my guitars but if I did I guess this is the prospector. I had some skinny brass grooved saddles on it and was struck by the...
  6. G

    a vintage classic? Or a fake!?

    Hey everyone I've come across a telecaster, in what I believe is arctic white, very road worn, rusty screws and chips etc. However, the neck plate has "revolution rock' engraved, which after googling is the Joe Strummer series and it looks nothing like this guitar. Everything is making me...
  7. L

    Name that Lollar Bridge PU

    So, I’ve browsed TDPRI for years but never actually registered until today. I’m putting together a parts telecaster with an ash body, maple/rw neck, with otherwise very traditional appointments. My problem is that I have played and heard the pickups I want, but the guitar is long gone now and...
  8. jscud

    Thanks for the information over the years

    I've been learning a ton from the community over the years here and wanted to finally say thank you for all of the great insights and info you've shared here. A couple of years back I built a parts-caster (neck and body from Warmoth and fitted with Seymour Duncan P-Rails) and this year my son...
  9. ElJay370

    Strat ID Help (Road Worn?)

    Spotted this on an auction site I don’t need another Strat necessarily, but it’s a hardtail, and the price is very attractive. Is it a Fender? I think I see a scratched off logo on the headstock. At first I thought it might be a 50s Road Worn, but a few details are throwing me off...
  10. B

    My guitar build

    A friend snapped the head off a Fender acoustic and had a PartsCaster that was not wired correctly and needed fret work. I repaired both for him and in return he gave me a maple neck, a body and a few hardware parts. I have no idea what brand anything is. The body is beautiful, with double...
  11. JRtele

    New Body Day! (Paisley Build, not a New Years resolution)

    I’ve been disappointed before ordering kit unseen online. This Allparts body from Stratosphere is not on that list. Waiting now on Callaham bridge, Fralins, and a custom neck from Brown Bear (something local where I won’t get slammed on customs fees).
  12. JRtele

    Birdseye Maple Neck in Canada?

    Hey all, Looking for a recommendation. I’ve been trying to find a neck to finish a new build. I’d normally buy from Solo but they’ve been out for awhile. Warmoth is pricey and I hate paying customs fees. I’ve been talking to a builder in the states but communication has been quite slow and...
  13. tatertot

    My Walnut Parts Caster

    Body: Ash with Burled Walnut Top- Supra-Tone Neck: Mahogany with Ebony fretboard- Warmoth 7.25" radius, 6130 frets, fatback profile, 1 5/8" nut width, bone nut Bridge and control plate: Gotoh (decided to topload and don't care what yall think, it kicks) Wiring: Fender Yosemite set (I like the...
  14. JRtele

    Long Time Reader, First Time Poster (mediocre builder, worse player)

    Hey All, I’ve owned a couple Telecaster’s and a few other electrics over the years. Recently traded an EVH Signature Series Wolfgang for a 2009 LP Standard that sits next to a ‘52 Closet Series Telecaster Custom shop. I’ll throw a picture up of the 52 once I figure that out. I play out of a...
  15. robmclark

    This telecaster's body resonates so much.

    I had a nut replacement done by a guy in the San Diego area. He let me play one of his telecasters. It had a brass nut bridge and saddle. I guess that helped a lot. Even though I wanted it, I had already gotten too many "wifey passes" recently and couldn't convince her to let me get it. I...
  16. gtrplr

    Stick on pickguard for partscaster?

    I've bought a really nice body from Guitarfetish, swamp ash, nice brown sunburst. I really hate to cover up the grain on this thing, so I’ve bought some clear stick-on pickguard material. I know this is common on acoustic guitars, but does anyone have any experience with stick-on pickguards on...
  17. G

    FINALLY — A completed customized Telecaster...

    Hey all! I went through the ringing on this one, but I have a finished Telecaster, and it is EVERYTHING... The specs: Novak hum canceled tele bridge, stock middle (originally the neck)/Novak Jazzmaster neck, Mastery vibrato (that word always auto-corrects to vibrator - and I chuckle every...
  18. dsfadsfgafgf

    First Parts Caster - TheyLive (NADACASTER)

    Metric Telecaster Selector Switch Tip Knob Black Top-Hat New - Vintage Style ITEM PRICE: £0.99 Lever Switch for Telecaster and Stratocaster guitars 3, 4 + 5 position available ITEM PRICE: £6.65 4x Recaster Relic Aged Slotted Slot Head Bass Telecaster Bridge & Bigsby Screws ITEM PRICE: £2.00...
  19. RadioFM74

    Neck + Body: how hard is it to find the right match?

    Hi! as some of you know from another thread, I am considering assembling a partscaster from MJT parts, or buying a used Fender and replacing its body with a MJT. My guess is that if you go with the right specs (e.g. Leo’s specs for a blackguard if that’s what you’re after) and order good...
  20. RadioFM74

    Which way to my dream 50s tele: modded AVRI or partscaster?

    Hello fellow tele-afflicted, Sorry for the long post! I am on the hunt for my dream ‘50s tele, the One I’ll Keep For a Long Time. Here’s my ideal: a) ’54 whiteguard looks, and a nice chunky neck to go with it; b) early ‘50s sound – what I look for is the full, beefy tone often associated with...
  21. Xingshen71

    NGD Graffiti Yellow Partscaster

    Finally got everything for my build. It's going to be a little slow going with my work schedule but I'll get there. Will be using Tru-Oil on the maple neck ( not the rosewood ). Here's the specs: Warmoth Graffiti Yellow Alder body Warmoth Modern neck with dark rosewood fingerboard and 6150...




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