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First Partscaster Assembly

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Vanzant, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. Blue Bill

    Blue Bill Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    Van, that guitar is a beauty, I bet you can't stop playing it!
     
  2. Vanzant

    Vanzant Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    There's going to be a "Second Partscaster Assembly" thread coming soon....surf green :lol:


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    Really excellent!
     
  4. viking

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    Oahh , Im a real fan of the old pastel colors , have Surf Green and Sonic Blue myself
    Nice build , even if Im more like a kid with AHDH after a sugar trip compared to you , I guess
    I would have spent very little time deciding what pg to use , but it is really nice to see someone taking a real good time deciding what to do
    There are some details that I worry about.myself ,like the pos of the string tree etc
    Anyway , nice build
     
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    Nice guitar, nice assembly job, and wonderful documentation!

    I've bookmarked this thread in my Partscaster folder. It should come in handy when I get moving on the Broadcaster and Thinline projects I have in mind.

    I did my first assembly last year: a MJT Strat body on a MIM neck that came off my first Strat. I like the pin vise idea. Much less stressful than a handheld cordless drill, much cheaper than a drill press (which really seems like overkill for pickguard screw holes) :D
     
  6. Vanzant

    Vanzant Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    The surf green tele has been put on hold due to some unwanted checking that occurred in the shipping, and which is now being corrected. In the meantime, I have also been acquiring strat parts, so this project may turn out to be the "Second Partscaster Assembly" thread, we'll see...

    Here is the body I am using. More to come...

    Cheers!

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  7. Blue Bill

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    Van, great to see you back at it. This thread is the one that inspired me to build my first partscaster, currently my #1.
     

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  8. Vanzant

    Vanzant Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    That's great Blue Bill! That guitar looks incredible!! I am glad this thread helped you out. I am probably going to have to use it when I get around to that surf green tele. They are a lot of fun to put together...

    Cheers!
     
  9. Blue Bill

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    Cheers, brother!
     
  10. rls1952

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    Vanzant... great job documenting this process!! I've done 70 partscasters in the last 4 years and learned all these steps at points along the way. Wish I had this thread to look at when I started... would have gotten me up to speed a LOT faster!! Assembling these guitars has been my retirement therapy...

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  11. Ian T

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    This is an awesome thread. I'm most impressed by your patience and thoroughness. My problem is that I always get so excited to get it the guitar together that I end up rushing it and having some sloppiness. I'll be putting together a parts tele next week and will be using this for inspiration to do a better job.

    Thanks for taking the time to do this!
     
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    wowwww.....that is really interesting......amazing!!!!!
     
  13. Vanzant

    Vanzant Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Thanks! I want to see the guitar you put together!! Also, here is the link to the Stratocaster that I have going right now. Cheers!

    http://www.tdpri.com/forum/other-t-types-partscasters/552139-second-partscaster-assembly.html
     
  14. loudneighbor

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    Beautiful guitar and great job of documenting the process. I'm not a builder but it seems like you could use this thread as a guide.

    Well done!
     
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    Just in time....

    I am going to be putting the neck pup in my paisley build this weekend and I wasn't sure how to do it exactly because I don't have a fender tele to compare it to. Now I don't need one. Nice job man! Looks awesome.
     
  16. Ian T

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    Here is the build I just finished. I've done a lot of swapping but this is my first time from scratch.

    I totally was inspired by this thread. Taping the pickguard and using the push pin was a great tip. I'm really happy with how that came out. I even tried using the pin vice but I just don't have your patience, dude! I ended up using a hand drill instead. In general I just took a little more time than I normally do all from your inspiration. I had to route the PU cavities and that came out really well too, just using the same patient approach.

    Here it is...cheers!
     

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    Vanzant Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Nice, that guitar looks awesome! Did MJT do the finish? I love the checking! I'm glad this thread was a source of inspiration. These guitars are fun to put together :D
     
  18. Vanzant

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    Are folks still referencing this thread? Post pics of your projects here...cheers!
     
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    I'm actually in the process of my first build and am using this thread as my guide.


    Thanks again for being so detailed, its helped so much.
     
  20. Vanzant

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    Curious how your guitar came out! Cheers!
     
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