1950 broadcaster tribute

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by BBendin, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. BBendin

    BBendin TDPRI Member

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    I have always loved the very early broadcasters/nocasters so I decided to build one. This build isn't as in depth as some others as I didnt fully build the neck but I did have countless hours into the project.The fretwork took some time and obviously the relic job took forever. Features include:

    Lightweight ash body(6.70lbs fully built)
    50s v neck
    Early 50s switch tip
    Early 50s jack cup
    Kluson single lines
    Bone nut
    Cts pots
    Nos .03 cap
    5 way for series and series out of phase(only non vintage feature)

    This thing rips and I feel has the vintage thing nailed. Let me know what you think.
     

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    klasher Tele-Holic

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    What pickups? How did you finish it?
     
  3. BBendin

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    Its nitro from ohio valley and I didnt do the white base as the broadcasters were done without it so I've heard. The pickups are a set I found on reverb that I'm actually pretty impressed with. I dont really care for the bodys they make but the pickups are from real life relics. I wasnt sure how they'd be. But they really have a great sound. Different from all the new tele stuff. Almost more tele twang if that makes any sense. They are very close to the nocaster sets I've played. Actually the guitar feels very much like a nocaster I used to play all the time at a store I worked at.
     
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    El Tele Lobo Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Very nice, man!
     
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    Broadcasters are awesome!!!
     

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    Came out nice!
     
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    Very cool dude. Congrats.
     
  8. BBendin

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    Where did you get the tweed thermometer case? Looks great. Mine seems to be going from amber to a really nice yellow butterscotch over time...is that a thing as the nitro cures? It's only a month old.
     
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    roknfnrol Tele-Meister

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    I didn't know Real Life Relics made pickups. The guitar looks fantastic, congrats!
     
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    Rondo Music has them. They are around $70. The tweed seems to hold up better then the black and brown ones I had.
     
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  12. BBendin

    BBendin TDPRI Member

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    Thanks I think it deserves one. It's the aging that takes so many hours to not over do. It seems like many relics I see are just beat up in the wrong places. These things should look like the owners loved them for all those years, polished them, etc. They should look like that in spite of the love the received.
     
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