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Anyone here make a guitar from USACG parts?

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Bunky, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. Bunky

    Bunky Tele-Meister

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    I want a custom shop quality Esquire but can't afford one. Is this the best way to go?
     
  2. mabley123

    mabley123 Friend of Leo's

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    YES!! IMHO. I always recommend USACG.

    I had them make a neck for me and I also just sent them my 71 4 bolt Strat neck to copy for my next Partscaster.

    They are also known as having some of the Best Fret Jobs right out of the box.

    Also youre best off calling them as many times Email's go to the Junk Box.

    Highly Recommended.

    Heres the Neck. Sorry the pics are Blurry and some too Bright.

    I also supplied the wood.

    The neck is a 12 Radius, 1 inch Fat Back and 6125 Frets. 1 5/8 nut. 1.625. Not 1.650.

    The Guitar was Assembled Set up and Plek'd at Glaser Instruments in Nashville as are all my guitars.

    I used the 6125's as the Plek trims them down some if you get a Compound Benders Dress done to the frets. This 6125 gives a little extra fret to remove or work with.

    Otherwise I would just use Vintage Frets and Did use Vintage frets on my VIntageRelic Les Paul build.

    Also after using the Vintage Frets on my LP as Opposed to the 6125's on the Partscaster...I went with 6230.

    I went with the Vintage frets this time for the 4 bolt Strat neck Copy.

    I also already had a July 1982 x 57 Fullerton Reissue body but am going to have USACG make the Next body I get.

    This neck is

    Torrified Flame Maple and African Blackwood Fretboard

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  3. BB

    BB Poster Extraordinaire

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    Yes...and as above, highly, highly recommended.
     
  4. waparker4

    waparker4 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    USACG Neck with Fender body, Sperzel tuners, otherwise Fender hardware, Onamac pickups.

    Best Fender style neck I've played ever...

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  5. micpoc

    micpoc Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I've no idea how much a CS Esquire goes for, but I'd be willing to bet that it won't be as good as a well-assembled USACG Esquire potentially* costing much less. I'd also bet that you won't hear a bad word about USACG here (in contrast to some other parts builders); their stellar reputation is hard-earned and well-deserved.

    *Of course, depending on what you pay for hardware and finish, the cost could see a drastic increase. As to whether or not it's the "best way to go", that depends upon your own skills.
     
  6. red57strat

    red57strat Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    My T-Style is a USACG neck and body with Fender hardware and Fralin pickups. It's an awesome guitar- my number 1 for several years.
    I also had them make a neck for my Strat. That's another winner!
     
  7. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    USACG parts are the best.

    But whether this is you best course, I can't say that. Just as we have a whole continuum of ability on the part of TDPRIers insofar as playing skill, so have have a wholly separate continuum I propose for finishing, assembling, fitting, setup and playing in of guitars. There's no way I know where on the continuum you will fall. There's no such thing as parts so perfect, you can't get a "bleah" result.
     
  8. billybarool

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    She's a looker :)
     
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    MJT body with either a Allparts or Musikraft neck. Way less than even a used CS Esquire.
     
  10. rogb

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    USACG all the way! Even if you are unhappy with something, Tommy will look after you. Both mine are fantastic guitars. You won't regret it, you said "is this the best way way to go?" USACG=best:p
     
  11. hemingway

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    that is mouth watering.
     
  12. waparker4

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    Thanks!
     
  13. xtrajerry

    xtrajerry Doctor of Teleocity

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    7 Teles with USACG necks in the house.. All awesome..
     
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