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Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by Misumi, Oct 16, 2021.

  1. Misumi

    Misumi TDPRI Member

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    Hi from California.

    I'm still building my first Telecaster and only have the body and neck here so no completed guitar photos yet! I haven't figured out what finish to use on the body, but once the other hardware starts coming in, I'll hopefully be able to figure that out.

    I found myself visiting this place often from Google searches, and now I can finally participate in discussions instead of just passing through.
     
  2. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Poster Extraordinaire

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    Howdy and Welcome from Fort Worth, Texas…I can’t wait to see your guitar!
     
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  3. 1guy

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    Hi Misumi, Welcome..
     
  4. Misumi

    Misumi TDPRI Member

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    Thanks! I'll upload photos soon of how the guitar looks now. Although a little warning, it's sort of more like a Strelecaster. It has contours and uses a Stratocaster neck.
     
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    Howdy!
     
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    Welcome to TDPRI :)
     
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    Welcome.
     
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    Welcome to the fold!

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    Another welcome from Ft Worth.....
    If you feel like it, while waiting for hardware and assembly, feel free to post pics of your other guitars. A few members here don't even OWN a Telecaster....but that's OK. We're not prejudiced. (much) ;)
     
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    Welcome Aboard!
     
  11. Misumi

    Misumi TDPRI Member

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    Thanks for all the welcomes!

    I took some photos of how the guitar looks at the moment. The bridge fits a humbucker, but I ordered a normal Telecaster bridge plate with the normal single coil cutout, hoping it will cover the HB slot. I can always put a humbucker there if I ever decide to do so. I'm not sure what to do for the neck pickup. A lot of single coils seem to have the triangular base (like Strats), which won't fit into the cutout. Seymour Duncan has some that will fit I think, but I don't really know what to search for so I've just been searching for "non-triangular" single coils with no luck.

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    Hi from Missouri. What's the back of the neck made from? The lighter fingerboard looks good with it.
     
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    Hey there and welcome from west Michigan.
     
  15. Misumi

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    Hi!

    It is a walnut neck, maple fretboard.
     
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    Hi Misumi, welcome to the forum.

    That's going to be a good looker when you're done with the build.
     
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    Welcome! Great info here, as you probably already know.
     
  18. Misumi

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    Thanks!

    I'm still trying to figure out if there is a specific term for that single coil cutout on my guitar body. The neck pickup will be direct mounted to the body, but most single coils I see have that triangular baseplate which will not fit. I need it to be an oval in order to fit the routing on the body.

    The only answer I found online says it's an EMG type rout, which looks like it will only accept specific EMG, Lace Sensor, or Seymour Duncan pickups. For now I'm thinking of maybe a Seymour SSL-1 or SSL-5 in the neck since my options are so limited.
     
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    Hello yo' self.
     
  20. Killing Floor

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    Hey!

    Nice looking work. You might want to check that neck pickup route. I don’t think it will fit a humbucker. Hint.
     
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