anyone bought a GFS basics body before? i have ordered one

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  1. ben smith

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    so i bought a tele body for my next build just wondering what the quality is of these? it says in the description they WILL need a bit of polishing and maybe have some blemishes under the clear coat. i only bought one because they were on sale, so in u.s dollars they were like $49 which is pennies in english pounds. after shipping costs it came to around $120 anyway, if i had thought about it longer and not impulsed bought it i may have thought twice about it and bought something higher end! anyway what are they like out of the box? cheers and here it is LTEBDY_AW_01.jpg
     
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    I only have experience with their XGP line, but I'm curious about these. Please keep us posted when you receive it.
     
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    I haven’t bought one but there’s a saying “you get what you pay for” in that picture it looks okay but even Allparts necks and products need work I’d expect a little bit of work but it looks like a fun project to me my biggest concern would be if a pick guard and pots will fit without any routing
    Should turn out good with a little work

    I’m also interested to hear what you think about it when it arrives
     
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    My guitar teacher bought a tele body, and It's great. I bought a lp neck/body and I love it I have gfs pickups I like quite a bit too
     
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    will do!
     
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    says they fit standard u.s parts which is promising, also i have a great buffing machine so that isn't a problem either, i just hope there is nothing too noticeable under the clear? we will see
     
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    ok that gives me hope thanks
     
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    and here is the neck i will put on it, nice eh!? also the pickguard, plus, all gold hardware jbhg.jpg s-l300.jpg s-l1600 (2).jpg Tele_KPT08.jpg s-l1600.jpg
     
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    Liberace-style. I like it.
     
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    Liberace? as in Wladziu Valentino Liberace? expensive clothing? i think
     
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    This is the second one I built and I’ve started a third. Buy a socket jack that screws in, they look pretty tasty.


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    sweet looking tele! if that was mine ide call it honey bunny lol as for the jack i have gone for this style 71iVWVfrLdL._SY550_.jpg
     
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    Honey Bunny, I like it. I picked up one of those jacks but then I decided to go with this one.

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    do t
    do they work themselves lose at all?
     
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    Nope. The jack itself is screwed into the body with three screws. The body of the cup screws on to the jack itself. I kept the nut on the jack which is behind the cup keeping it tight as a little extra support..


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    I haven’t bought one personally, but I have seen it.

    Here are my observations:

    - Uneven thickness in different areas of the body
    - Relatively heavy (if swamp ash)
    - Multipiece, like 4 or 5 (not exactly a big deal for a painted body)
    - OK paint, suitable for a light relic; not so much for a clean look

    Positives:
    - tight neck pocket
    - accurate routs
    - good overall shape and round off

    Conclusion: decent deal, especially on sale. If you want a well-made body, get a Warmoth. Although, I’m not sure if it’s better as many times as it’s more expensive.
     
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    The first one I bought, several years ago, was a finished XGP body.....every Fender part I used fit it perfectly, including a Korean Fender Squier neck. I was building it to sell, and the buyer was very pleased.
    Last week I received an unfinished GuitarFetish body on clearance sale, made from Pauwlonia.....VERY lightweight. I'm waiting for a neck from Warmoth, so I don't know yet how it will fit. I've sanded a forearm bevel, and then will need to do a bunch of sanding before finishing with TruOil. Neck pocket, pickups, and control cavity are all routed, but no bridge holes drilled. I already planned on using a Wilkinson "top-load" bridge, so I won't have to mess with ferrules on the back. It is a three piece body, with kinda nice grain....hope it looks good with TruOil. Unless it's embarrassing, I'll post pictures when it's done.
    BTW, I bought mine on a Labor Day sale, total price shipped was $43.58....so I considered it a bargain.
     
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    I have bought two of them. On one hand they will most likely require some ‘fitting’. On the other hand, the two Paulownia bodies have made the lightest, most resonant and best sounding guitars I’ve owned in my life. I give them a D+ for quality. If Warmoth only sold Paulownia bodies!!!

    This is latest one. Gearing up to mangle it into a 4pickupguy model.

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    the paint is what i care about really. if it's heavy i'm ok, if it's a four piece body you wont see it, i doubt you will really see the uneven body with the naked eye? so fingers crossed the paint job is not unfixable. if it sucks ill just send it back i guess. thanks
     
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    paint job decent though? thanks
     
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