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Good plans/bad plans

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by inspectorted, Sep 9, 2010.

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    Hello builders, I'm new here,and have a question. I am finishing up a LP build, and I'm interested on starting a telecaster. I have searched the forum for tele plans ,and found one. I'm sure if I continue my search I will find plenty more. Does one plan stand out as being the most accurate over others? I'm interested in a late 50's early 60's build. Thanks
     
  2. Colt W. Knight

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    Terry Downs blueprint is held in the highest regard.
     
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    Thanks, Jack... I was just looking at the tele bodies at guitarfetish. These can't be correct are they? Seems like a good price for the ash body. Any experience with these?
     
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    Colt W. Knight Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    It truely is a case of you get what you pay for. But you can make them work. a lot of guys on the forum buy them because they are cheap.
     
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    A while back I bought an ash body that was part of their first-run of bodies. Big mistake. There is no bridge in existence that will fit the string-through holes+bridge pickup route, the control cavity was too narrow and shallow, and the neck pocket corner radius was too large.

    I understand that the later runs were better, but I'm done with Guitarfetish. The most charitable thing I can say is that they're optimistic about compatibility and the amount of work you'll need to do.
     
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    Yeah, at that price I was wondering... I'll just pattern up and go to the yard and find me a nice piece of swamp ash. I'll feel better about my build anyways. Just thought that price is cheeper than what I could get the material for.
     
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    ievans Tele-Meister

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    Good man. There's just something about taking some wood planks and turning it into a guitar that is immensely satisfying.
     
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    Here's whats on the bench right now:

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    Very cool!
     
  11. Reverend D

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    That is really cool. I want a paul real bad, but then I see the price and come to my senses. Like to see that one when its done though.
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    Thanks to all. PRS... gonna build one before I die.
     
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    This is a great idea. Hmm...I wonder if the Safe-T Planer would work in the same way - and it has a larger cutting area that a Router bit.
     
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