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Micro-Frets Body Template

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by yepyep, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. yepyep

    yepyep TDPRI Member

    Oct 6, 2018
    I have been lurking on this forum for a looonnggg time. Went through a bunch of great build threads before and after photobucket and really appreciate the great resource this community is. I finally put forth the small effort to create an account to actually participate as I start to delve into bigger and more ambitious builds.

    Anyhow, I just lucked into a couple of NOS Micro-Frets necks for $20 each and would like to build an appropriate body.

    I figure if something as arcane as a Burns Steer can get some help, perhaps a Micro-Frets isn't out of the realm of possibility. I am partial to the Plainsman, but any model would suffice. I may be leaning towards a Danelectroish body construction, but haven't ruled out a solid body. A hollowbody is out of my reach at the moment. The fretboards haven't been cut for the intonated nut yet, so I will be keeping things pretty basic in terms of hardware. Thanks for any help!
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  2. chauncy

    chauncy Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    May 23, 2012
    scottsburg IN
    Super Cool.
  3. jayyj

    jayyj Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 13, 2014
    Manchester, UK
    Sounds like a great idea for a project!

    That should be a relatively easy project to make in a Danelectro style. You can easily cut an F hole into a Dano style build - someone on here's just done one - so recreating the look of a Microfrets body should be easy enough. The originals are just Rickenbacker/Tele thinline style chambered body, aren't they? If you don't want to do heavy duty routing then an easy way to make that sort of guitar is to cut out a frame of a fairly soft wood like poplar then glue a plywood top and back onto it.
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