My first DIY guitar - Tele Custom 62 Hotrod: The "Fedecaster"

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Fhede, Jun 16, 2019.

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  1. Fhede

    Fhede TDPRI Member

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    Three years ago I started classes with a Luthier. The classes consist in make guitars.
    The choice was a Tele Custom 62.
    During the process I got a Classic Series 60s with Fralins. Great sound. I like it so much that I decided to make it my Classic Tele, so I changed the initial plan and decided to use a miniHB in the neck of the "Fedecaster". Initially I put a Fralin in the bridge, but it didn't get on well with the MiniHB. I tried the DM Chopper T, it improved the EQ but I didn't like the attack, I like the vintage attack (soft, uncompressed, open). I need a pickup with vintage output but with more modern eq (more bass and middle), the Jerry Donahue looked as the perfect choice.
    Specs:
    Scale: 25.5
    Radious: 9.5
    Fretboard: Indian rosewood
    Neck wood: Sicomoro ("European Maple")
    Body wood: Lenga (argentian wood, very used for Fender type guitars).
    Binding: Double in the Body and in fretboard.
    Pickups: SD Vintage Mini HB neck / SD Jerry Donahue Tele Lead

    The MiniHB sounds very balance, sweet and round. The Jerry is perfect to play with drive, but it has too much mids for clean. Both pickups get along well.


     
  2. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Friend of Leo's

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    One of the best Tele pickup combos ever! Thanks for sharing!
     
  3. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Friend of Leo's

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    In the second video, that was one of the solos from Knockin' On Heaven's Door (GnR version), wasn't it?
     
  4. Brian J.

    Brian J. Tele-Afflicted

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    sounds good looks good
     
  5. brookdalebill

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    Nice!
     
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