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First build: Meteora

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Jdemartini, Sep 22, 2020.

  1. Jdemartini

    Jdemartini TDPRI Member

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    Hi folks! at the begining of this year i start a building of a Meteora style guitar but with some twists. This is my first build so far.

    The wood is Swamp Ash for the body, Pauferro freetboard and a Mahagony neck. And the headstock is based on a Starcaster

    So far here are the specs:

    Fret radius: 20°
    Scale: the same as an original tele
    Inlays: Abalone
    Finish: Neck with tru oil and the body is a blackburst with a poly finish.
    Hardware:
    Bridge: Wilkinson (top loaded)
    Pickups: Fender Tex Mex
    Gotoh tunner

    Electronics:
    Di Marzio with a push pull in order to have one more option putting both pikcups in series like a Humbucker.

    Here you can see some pictures of the process, i believe that soon i can upload the final version of it.













     
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  2. crazydave911

    crazydave911 Doctor of Teleocity

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    Sweetness! :)
     
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  3. M2roadwarrior

    M2roadwarrior Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Impressive, you are a skilled artisan!
     
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  4. DrASATele

    DrASATele Poster Extraordinaire

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    Awesome! Love it
     
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  5. Jdemartini

    Jdemartini TDPRI Member

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    Thanks, I've had a little help with some tools but most of all I'm grateful to keep all my fingers LOL :D
     
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  6. gabeNC

    gabeNC TDPRI Member Ad Free Member

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    Unusual but looks great.
     
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  7. old wrench

    old wrench Tele-Afflicted

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    That looks great :)!

    I really like that neck, too.


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  8. Peltogyne

    Peltogyne Friend of Leo's

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    A lesson for all of us, never leave a Tele in a car on a hot sunny day.

    Great build.
     
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  9. Macrogats

    Macrogats Friend of Leo's

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    Wow, that’s different! I love that head stock! I love the whole neck! Great job.
     
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