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55 Tele build is finished.

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Footsore, Feb 18, 2021.

  1. Footsore

    Footsore TDPRI Member

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    A while ago I decided I wanted to put together a Tele as close as possible to my birth year 1955. I'm not ever going to be a guitar builder so the plan was to gather up the parts and put them together. Just to keep it as close as I could to a "Real Fender" I tried to use all Original Fender parts where possible. I managed to do that and all of the bits except the EB strings are Fender with Fender part numbers. I'm sure I spent more than what I could have bought a new Tele for but it became a bit of an obsession :) and the money was spent over a bit of time.

    The neck is a Lacquer finished 50s classic and the body is a MIM alder in Olympic White with a Pure Vintage pickguard in Eggshell White with Fender Original Vintage pickups and Fender vintage tuners.
    Anyway I'm stoked with the way it's turned out. The pictures don't really show the colour well but she's a real good looker. Just a bit more fine tuning to do to the setup.


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  2. Telefsantasia1

    Telefsantasia1 Tele-Meister

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    Beautiful brother! Edward
     
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  3. Blister

    Blister Tele-Meister

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    Beautiful job many years of happiness to the U2
     
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  4. David Barnett

    David Barnett Doctor of Teleocity

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    Very nice.
     
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  5. ab2012

    ab2012 Tele-Holic

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    Excellent!
     
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  6. Gardo

    Gardo Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Fabulous result. Well done
     
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  7. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Ultra cool!
     
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  8. olewaylonfan74

    olewaylonfan74 Tele-Meister

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    That is awesome!
     
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  9. Wobbles

    Wobbles Tele-Meister

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    Nice job
     
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  10. dkmw

    dkmw Poster Extraordinaire

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    Nice work!

    You’re going to love those OV pickups:)
     
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  11. dpang2836

    dpang2836 Tele-Meister

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    I just looked at a few "55's" on Reverb (22 Thousand)! You got a Deal.
     
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  12. jfgesquire

    jfgesquire Tele-Afflicted

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  13. Jakedog

    Jakedog Telefied Ad Free Member

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    My favorite vintage teles are the mid-50’s white guards. Yours looks great! Congrats.
     
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  14. Dan German

    Dan German Doctor of Teleocity

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    Spectacular.

    And strings don’t count.
     
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  15. Jay Jernigan

    Jay Jernigan Tele-Afflicted

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    Very nice.
    I'm going to put on my shades and have another look.
     
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  16. TeleTown

    TeleTown Friend of Leo's

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    5 hole whiteguard, 21 frets, single coils, 3 brass saddles, Truss rod @ the heel. What a tele is meant to be. Well done Sir!
     
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  17. Frisco 57

    Frisco 57 Tele-Meister

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    Very nice! I recently also used a Fender MIM body & neck. They fit together perfectly.
     
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  18. newtwanger

    newtwanger Blackguardian. Ad Free + Supporter

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    Beauty.
    Being picky (what I do best, as it's my job) the neck plate is from the mid-late sixties (and the serial number would be on it) . It'll have to go. :)
     
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    heffus Tele-Holic

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    Hell emeffin yeah!
     
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  20. Controller

    Controller Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Beautiful, congratulations!
     
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