I’ve played road worns and player strats. I’m not crazy about the player series, but I did like the road worn. Neither one is exactly the specs I want which is why I was curious about building one. Obviously there’s no way to know what that would be like until I bought everything and put it togetherThe best advice would be:
Don't ask randoms on a forum for advice.
Instead, do the research, then go to a dealer and try some for yourself through multiple amps. See which is right for you. Nobody ever fails at getting it right if they do their due diligence and follow their heart. Just sayin.
It was more of a contrasting comment to the guy who said "Just buy this and use it as a starting point, nobody gets it right on the first try" which is horrible advice yet somehow conjured a lot of likes, and if the case is building one yourself then the comment was even more so irrelevant.I’ve played road worns and player strats. I’m not crazy about the player series, but I did like the road worn. Neither one is exactly the specs I want which is why I was curious about building one. Obviously there’s no way to know what that would be like until I bought everything and put it together
Fender MIM did a couple year ‘18-‘19? run of ‘50s classic series ash body/ maple 7.25 neck; all lacquer… similar to the vintera roadworn without the roadworn. Keep your eyes open I guessIdeally I want an Ash body with a nitro finish, a thicker vintage 7.5 radius maple neck with vintage tall frets, a twisted Tele in the neck and custom shop nocaster in the bridge.
The only thing holding me back on the road worn is the alder body instead of ash and limited color options. Also I’d still have to change the pickups, which might not be a big deal if I could sell the stock ones to help recoup some of the new pickup cost.
Get a Road Worn, I just did and it changed my life!I’ve been looking at every T guitar for months. I really had decided to get the new Fender Road Worn 50s model because I like the specs and nitro finish, but the more I think about it I think I’d like building my own. I want a light ash body, MJT to nitro finish it, and then probably a road worn maple neck on it with a twisted Tele in the neck and a custom shop nocaster in the bridge.
I know it won’t have the resale value of the road worn, but I don’t ever plan on selling it.
I guess I was just wanting to know if I’m over thinking it. I could have a brand new player Tele for $500 after tax, and I’m sure that would be just fine but I’m really looking for a forever Tele. So should I just get the road worn, or just do the build I want?
And outside of Warmoth and MJT, who makes really good ash T bodies? Has anyone had any cheaper bodies that were just as good as the more expensive ones?
Lol. I have short stubby fingers and paws for palms. Skinnier and shallow neck and 9s for strings is the only thing comfortable. I’m humbled watching SRV bend those cables with those tree trunk fingers. It takes all kinds.There is no best guitar. Make sure you focus on fit, neck because that makes it best for you and your hand. Anything else can be changed. I can palm a basketball and easily make 5 fret reach on a bass guitar so I don’t live well on shallow necks. I love classic C Tele and Strat necks. It took a long time to figure out the “fast” necks aren’t for my oven mitts.
So take your time and play as many as you can without worrying about cost. That way you’ll discover what you like and need.
And then order it in Daphne blue because it’s the best color.