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Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by eresseraca, Mar 25, 2009.
Here's another one of my blackguard inspired tele's.
Don't have any close ups but here's the one I made for my son last christmas. I'm going to get so more pics when I go see him. I made the neck and the body and I have one for myself but I just have not finished it yet.
Beautiful guitars on this thread, would love a black guard relic style one day...sigh
fresh on the bench...
actually its my desk.
Best I've seen!
Late reply - sorry, I just saw the question. I pulled the frets because I wanted to replace them with stainless jumbo's. During that process I was able to sand the fingerboard with the frets out. I have also heard that the sealer can be difficult.
The way I did it, I just don't have an answer to your question.
Here's my first build, a Blackguard Esquire which is curing and hasn't been wetsanded yet.
I'm using a Guitar Mill swamp ash body finished in RR Fender Blonde & RR Tinted Clear. I'm using the neck from my MIM Esquire for now but I'm thinking of buying a Musickraft Blackguard neck for it in the future.
All of the hardware is Fender except for the pickguard, bridge saddles & pots. I have a Nocaster pickup and a SD Antiquity to try in it so the jury will be out until I have a chance to try both.
I'm going to make the body for my next build (Ron Kirn template).
Hey Dwight! Nice guitar! Yea....our kids will get them all in the end! Talk to you soon!
I realize that this is the blackguard replica builders club, but for those of us who are "challenged" when it comes to working with wood, but who nevertheless have an overpowering desire to own a blackguard replica, where would one turn to get or have made a blackguard replica that not only plays and sounds like the real deal, but also is authentic looking. I'll admit that if I was single, I'd probably be over at the bank trying to get a loan to buy the real thing, but since the wife would do evil things to me with kitchen knives if I even contemplated such an idea, I need to stick with a more realistically affordable alternative. So, what to do? Is there somebody, or someplace making authentic looking/playing/sounding blackguard replicas for a price a mere mortal could afford?
(I should probably point out that at night I spend time looking through The Blackguard book and then go to bed and cry myself to sleep. )
I feel your pain bill....lol
I thought this 'club' was in the 'Guitar Owners Club' section.
JC did you ever change the pickups? This one (that you saw over at reranch) has a Tweed Monster in the bridge. After a year of flipping between the Mare Tweed Monster, Mare Zep-O-Tone and CS Nocaster I've come to the conclusion that the Nocaster is the PU to have if I only had one Tele but the Monster goes well with the aggressive Esquire attack. (Zep-O-Tone is pretty much a purpose built pickup).
For the members that haven't been around much in the last 2 years, here's my Blackguard Esquire '51 replica
1pc Ash body, flame maple neck, double-cut Fender bridge, nickel hardware, kluson tuners.
No, I've been working on another project (the copper one) so that's taken a back-seat for now. After I get the current project sorted, I expect to be back on the blackguard.
Once that happens I may have some pickup questions for you, if you don't mind.
The neck on that guitar is amazing! I think I'm gonna have to just sit and stare at that for a while. Thanks for posting it again.
Yes, and a sister from another father....haha.
This would be the first fully rebuilt SX blackguard in the club then...
It's from my hands.
Sporting various elements of Fender era, pretty good butterscotch with showing grain, neck refin in nitro, vintage bridge, all electronic components, Bill lawrence keystones, customcut non beveled bakelite guard with halo on the back, nitro finish, kluson no lines, only nonfenderized is the threaded inserts.
Above photo is before the decal and exacting of the headstock (in europe we get SX's like above)
I gotta stop drooling over this thread..lol
My '66 Replica Telecaster
As born in 1966, I wanted to get a '66 Telecaster too.
I thought the original '66 Telecaster "may" go out of my budget, so I decided to build it partly myself.
NECK: Used Japanese fat neck that I reshaped - super thin nitro finish, 70's style neckplate & screws
BODY: Ash body, made all by myself - nitro coat
WEIGHT: Not very light...
PICKUPS: Fender Original Vintage Tele® Pickups
WIRING: Basic 60's wiring, CTS pots
Bridge: Fender bridge with 3 saddles
PLANS: Hard playing trough DIY GG 5E3 Tweed Deluxe amp
1: The body
Well, it's not a blackguard, so it's in the wrong thread, but it's a nice looking Tele! Congrats.