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If the Fender Custom shop made a "You" signature tele?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by tele-envy, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. Masterbuilt

    Masterbuilt Tele-Holic

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    Already sorted thanks....22 yrs old soon.

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  2. KMoss

    KMoss TDPRI Member

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    Glad to see I ain't the only one who likes a baseball bat for a neck. Very cool thread.
     
  3. gypsy jim

    gypsy jim Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Based on the above criteria and assuming serial #001 is gratis, I want one out of 24 K gold, strings and all. It will be heavy but I won't keep it very long. ;)
     
  4. SBgrand

    SBgrand TDPRI Member

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    I like the TV Jones, But the GFS Fatbody is an amazing Tele pup. it has P Bass pole pieces abd over wound to 10k. a wonderfully chunky rich sound that still has that Tele flavor.
     
  5. viking

    viking Friend of Leo's

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    Nothing too complicated , I guess.......Just match any of my CV or CVC Teles completely , and use an Electrosocket , a decent switch , and jack......

    Oh , and one of my pine-bodied CV models is a tad heavy , so if they could keep the weight below 8 pounds , I couldnt ask for anything more......
     
  6. reddirtmedic

    reddirtmedic Tele-Meister

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    Pretty much like the "natural " CV Thinline but with a full ElDorado engraved dressUp kit. And would come as a package deal with fender super six reverb.
     
  7. reddirtmedic

    reddirtmedic Tele-Meister

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    Oh yeah and the pole pieces in the pi lips would need to be beveled. And neck Brazilian roaewood
     
  8. reddirtmedic

    reddirtmedic Tele-Meister

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    :)
     
  9. reddirtmedic

    reddirtmedic Tele-Meister

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    Pickups Dang auto spell
     
  10. oldteleguy

    oldteleguy Tele-Afflicted

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    Hi,
    I would want an exact copy of the 1960 Esquire
    oldteleguy
     
  11. Phelonious Ponk

    Phelonious Ponk Tele-Afflicted

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    Alder thinline, no f-hole. flame maple veneer top. Slightly fat C neck profile. Ebony board semi-jumbo frets. 7.5 to 12" compound radius. Locking tuners. Machined vintage steel bridge; Callaham would do. Compensated 3-barrel brass saddles. Slightly overwound Tele bridge pup. TV Jones Filtertron neck pup. Cherry Sunburst.

    And Fender is absolutely unnecessary, for me. Any number of great builders would do every bit as well for less.

    P
     
  12. BWNadeau

    BWNadeau Tele-Afflicted

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    '53 swamp ash body finished with a green-burst.
    Quarter-sawn flamed-maple neck with vintage frets on an ebony board.
    Double-wound bridge - one for a bright twang, one hotter.
    4-way switching.
    Reverse control plate.
    Locking, staggered tuners.
    All bead-blasted metal.
    Parson/White b-bender.
     
  13. Scotland

    Scotland Poster Extraordinaire

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    An exact replica of my partscaster build. It is the best sounding and playing Tele I have ever played and the only one that is truly what I call "mine" so that's the one I would have Custom Shopped.
     
  14. KMoss

    KMoss TDPRI Member

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    Good call Scotland. That's exactly why I wanna build one.
     
  15. James J LaRue

    James J LaRue Tele-Meister

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    So many sweet Teles. I'd say, my answer to would be "another", cuz there's too many ideas to pick just one configuration. Also, I agree that I'd rather build it myself, tho it wouldn't be as GOOD, but it's more fun.

    The nice thing about Teles is it's one of the easiest bodies to route. I've built several from scratch off the same set of cheap router templates I ordered off ebay. I got a one-piece mahog with purpleheart top, a few ash and alders. But I suck at making necks, so I can't say I've really built a full Tele. I just slap a bought neck on there. I love the Tele body in lieu of the strat body even for metal/shred super-strat type guitars. IMO best body shape for a bolt-on. I love the old Robin Tedley for that type of guitar, prefer it over any RG or Jackson.

    If I was lucky enough to have some kind of endorsement with Fender, I'd probably tell'em to just send me a box full of finished, logo'ed necks.
     
  16. PaddyWagon

    PaddyWagon Tele-Meister

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    Built my own, mainly 'cause I'm quirky; it's not really a telecaster but it's also not not a telecaster =)
    mahogany semi-hollow with mahogany neck and ebony fingerboard
    bound in cream and finished in nitro, tortoiseshell pick guard and chrome parts
    through-body stringing and a heavy bridge
    and a matched pair of Z90 pickups wired for in/out phase on a push-pull
    Not so twangy but has lots of pop on the low end and plays nice with things like a pod but likes tubes much better. I swear that today I will take a picture.
    <edit> and I did take a picture :rolleyes: there are one or two alignment issues I'd fix were I to remake this, but for my first parts build and woodwork project ever... I'll live with the embarrassment.
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  17. caliban335

    caliban335 Tele-Afflicted

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    The caliban335 signature Tele would look like this. It's a Jerry Donahue with replacement pickups from David Plummer (Zhangbucker) wired thus:

    - bridge
    - bridge & middle
    - bridge & neck
    - neck & middle
    - neck

    I love the neck profile on the JD, but my signature would have medium jumbo frets and truss rod access at the headstock. It sounds awesome clean and pretty darn good dirty as well.

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  18. PraiseCaster

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    This right here:

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    Two piece, Swamp-Ash body (52 specs), with a thin Nitro finish.
    Reverse Headstock.
    Vintage Style, 3 Barrel, brass compensated saddles.
    Zebra Wood Pickguard.
    Seymour Duncan lil 59 in the bridge.
    Manlius pup in the neck.
     
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