How many of you have assembled your "dream guitar"

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by omlove, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. bondoman

    bondoman Tele-Meister

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    Wouldn't call them dream guitars but rather just something I threw together. Here's an old Guitar Kits USA Resoglass I did shortly before they bellied up. 20160215_154710 (1).jpg 20160215_155115.jpg
     
  2. Telekarster

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    Man... don't I know it... hind site 20/20. Who knew those old guitars would've ever been worth what they're worth today! Still amazes me when I see the modern prices for such guitars today. Oh... for a time machine ;)

    BTW - Love your avatar! I myself am a certified Silly Walker... :D
     
  3. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Friend of Leo's

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    I see what you did there!
     
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  4. BCblues55

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    LOTS of great guitars! Thanks for sharing!!

    Here’s my entry. After several years of “upgrading” various guitars, I decided to do something with a Peavey Predator that by far has the perfect neck (for me). Comfortable shape, wider, flatter frets. It is a delight to play.

    The neck pickup is the original Peavey pickup. Ceramic, but very warm and airy. The bridge pickup is a Tonerider Hot Classic P90. The neck and bridge are controlled by a Telecaster 4-way switch.

    The mini-toggle is a three-way switch which chooses the input from the 4-way switch, from the Duncan ‘59 in the middle position or from both in parallel (like a Gibson 3-way pickup selector switch). In the middle position, it produces a pretty good “quack” with the neck or bridge pickup.

    To better match the other two pickup outputs, I put a ceramic magnet in the Duncan. (Believe it or not, it sounds really good.) The Duncan is much brighter than the 4th Tele position, so it’s a useful addition.

    I’ve got a master volume and master tone, and I use 50’s wiring.

    Needless to say, it gives me an incredible variety of tones. It can go from whisper quiet to raging glory.

    Unfortunately, none of the other guitars I’ve worked on has gotten anywhere near as much playing time. At least they're pretty hanging on the wall!

    As others noted above, it’s the neck that makes the difference. Once I found the right neck, it was a question of how I could best use it, and I this one does it for me.

    Thank you for letting me show off my dream guitar.
     
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  5. Telekarster

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    Fantastic! Love it! Yep... the only historical deviation I made on my nocaster was the neck and, techincally speaking, one could argue that it was much of a deviation in reality. I decided to not go with the fat D neck of that period because I was afraid it wouldn't fit my short-ish fingers too well, and I'd have issues playing her. My plan from step 1 was "If this thing turns out right, I'm gonna play the heck out of it so I need it to be right for me." So... I went with a vintage 7.25 soft V neck instead and I love it! Fits me like a glove and I still stayed true to the era so... it's all good in my book ;) Great build man!!!
     
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  6. Mincer

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    Yes! I built a Warmoth Strat, and wrote a blog about the process.

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  7. Telekarster

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    Geezz louise.... there are some really talented people out here. Beautiful guitars folks! Ya'll have done fab work!!! Wow... just wow.
     
  8. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

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    I dig this—very cool!
     
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    I did. CE178EC8-B801-4BA8-A2C4-FC14058FBCBA.jpeg
     
  10. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

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    What's the color? Torino Red?
     
  12. WireLine

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    I dream quite a bit...

    This is a hodgepodge of superlative parts: American Tele body and bridge, WD neck, Seymour Duncan vintage pups, Kluson tuners, and a Custom

    I call this one “Angel”
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  13. LunarSlingShot

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    Fiesta red!
     
  14. 4pickupguy

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    Yes, I have. Since 85' about 23 of them. Most were 4 pickup beast. Many Strats, now all teles.

    Eva is the best one by far, but, the latest fiesta red one looks to overtake her someday...





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  15. Chief101

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    Working on one of my dream guitars now. Gonna put together an homage to a LPB ‘63 Tele w/ rosewood board. Waiting patiently on the body from MJT.
     
  16. Telekarster

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    So.... ya'll have sparked me to build another guitar LOL!!! I think the next build will be strat. Stay tuned.... ;)
     
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  17. Rockbreaker

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    Thanks, I have to say I'm pretty happy with the results. Haven't found the time to finish some of my other projects.
    I see a lot of awesome dreams here. The sky (and the bank account) is the limit!
     
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  18. 440mhz

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    I don't think I've completely finished any guitar I've built or modified> It's seems I'm always trying new pickups, a different bridge or a new wiring that I haven't tried or heard before. Like right now I have my Tele wired with a 5 way Strat. switch and now, since I just dropped in a pair of Vintage Fender 52 reissue, now I'm gonna go to the 52 wiring with a 3 way switch, to see if I like the difference if any.
     
  19. Luthier Vandros

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    IME, the most difficult part won't be hardware selection, but wrangling the multitude of possible neck profiles and fingerboard specs to your liking.

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    Have I ever built my freak guitar?! Constantly! Then I have another dream....
    Lots of nice builds guys!
     
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