I need this! Can it be done?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Slickster, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. Slickster

    Slickster Tele-Holic

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    Who could build one ... for under $1500? Decent parts ... one nice pickup. I'm not even picky about things. Just a solid, good sounding, great playing guitar. Is it possible?
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  2. bparnell57

    bparnell57 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Yes. $1000 would even be enough to assemble one. $1500 would get you an American fender neck, or semi custom one, a solid good quality body, and the best electronics.
     
  3. Joe M

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    davenumber2 Friend of Leo's

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    If you're not fussy and can do some work/refining yourself and look for deals on used parts or ebay you can do it for way under that. Even with a TV Jones or similar pickup.
     
  5. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    How to relic a guitar, for free: hand the pristine guitar to your wife and tell her how much you actually paid for it.
     
  6. SPUDCASTER

    SPUDCASTER Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Yes, it is possible.
     
  7. danpan

    danpan Tele-Meister

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    "Yes, I think it can be easily done......just take everything down on Highway 61" Song lyrics aside, yes, no problem!!
     
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  8. Jakeboy

    Jakeboy Tele-Afflicted

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    Easy....buy smart and you will come in waaaaay under $1500 if you build it yourself.

    MJT body
    Fender USA neck
    TV Jones Tyron or Rumpelstiltskin Rumpeltrons
    Fender or Schaller bridge or Wilkinson cut off Tele bridge
    Grover or Schaller tuners
    RS or Emerson pots, switch, and cap

    Done and done.
     
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