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Anyone ever build a partscaster from Fender parts

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by quartermiler45, May 27, 2019.

  1. quartermiler45

    quartermiler45 Tele-Meister

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    Looking to build a Fender tele with the color body and wood using of my specs by piecing together genuine Fender parts from Reverb or/and Stratosphere. Anyone done this before?
     
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    That’s my preferred way of making a partscaster! I will allow some exceptions when deemed necessary though...

    Here’s my 2003 Fender AVRI ‘52 Telecaster with a 2011 Fender AVRI ‘52 “Hot Rod” neck (from The Stratosphere) a Fender “Nocaster” neck pickup (off eBay) but with Rutters compensating bridge saddles:

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  3. Larmo63

    Larmo63 Friend of Leo's

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    I do it all the time.

    Bruce Springsteen's famous Esquire is a (Fender) partscaster.
     
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    Muinarc Tele-Meister

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    Yes, many many many here have. I did with my partscaster build and I love it. Going with all fender parts just costs more than some would deem necessary.
     
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  5. quartermiler45

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    What sites did you buy your bodies/necks? I’m looking for a sonic blue T-style body.
     
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    memorex Friend of Leo's

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    Sort of. I have one Nashville partcaster that has a loaded 2017 Nashville Deluxe body from Stratosphere. I would have bought the whole instrument, but, I wanted a sunburst with rosewood board, which Fender doesn't make at the moment. And I was able to order a Musikraft neck with compund radius and stainless frets and a back profile that's much more to my liking than the Fender neck. And it didn't cost much more than the stock Nashville Deluxe. I call it a win-win.
     
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    Larmo63 Friend of Leo's

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    I use MJT bodies because I like the slight relic look. I use '52 reissue necks usually, old "played in" necks are my favorite.

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    Larmo63 Friend of Leo's

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    I have a build thread going on this one.....and I don't mean to hijack your thread. pt7DioMYQoyd+sZPJkNgKg.jpg
     
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    xgritzx Tele-Meister

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    my "Baja" is technically 2 different Bajas. neck and body are from different guitars and it has the stock twisted tele neck pickup with the seymore Duncan (ZZ Top guys sig) in the bridge. a MIM six saddle bridge and the S1 removed. its pretty much perfect. all genuine fender (to my knowledge). I probably paid to much for it knowing what I know now but I sure do love it, so I don't regret over paying a little. I'm thinking I'm going to put Fender Pure Vintage 64's in it or maybe this TE60 ive had laying around will find its way into the bridge. I want to swap the saddles for brass (six saddle still) and knobs and switch tip to brass too. mostly just because I think it would look cool. or maybe ill save that for the BP tele. ive considered trying to piece together my own parts caster from fender parts too but I don't know that I could do much better than this one. anywho, sorry for the rant....
     
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    Where's DHart? :)
     
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    El Tele Lobo Poster Extraordinaire

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    Some very nice-looking teles in here. Probably made for a fraction of a comparable custom shop model...
     
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    Never from all fender parts but all my builds have some. The original fender bridge is my go to. Of course I grind away some of the bottom edge.
     
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    All the time! After all, all Fenders are parts guitars.
     
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    I used to make guitars from various Fender guitars. Sometimes even combining brands.

    This one on the left started life as a Fender DuoSonic.

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    Link to thread?
     
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    Fender doesn’t offer a sonic blue with maple neck that I’ve found (they do with rosewoods on some years) so the build it myself approach sounds appealing.

    Did you guys ever return parts during the build because they didn’t fit correctly or didn’t like how they felt in your hands?
     
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    Stratosphere, Stu Mac, and Allparts should have you covered whether on Reverb or direct from them. 920D for electronics.
     
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    Yep, my #1 Strat is that. MIM body, different Fender neck, different pickups, different bridge parts.
     
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