My first tele is alive! Now with sound.

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by syndromet, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. syndromet

    syndromet TDPRI Member

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    Hi.
    This is my first post on TDPRI, but I've been lurking around for years. I've learned a lot from the forums, and especially from the home depot department.

    Anyway, I found out that now that I finally have a tele, it was time to post something too.

    This tele is built from a kit for Reid & son, and is made of pauwlonia. It has a maple neck with a rosewood fretboard. I finished the guitar in transparent white nitro, and changed the bridge and tuners for some quality wilkinson parts. The transparency of the paint doesn't show good in the pictures, but it looks great in real life.

    I also wound a set of pickups for it, a A5 7.1 kohm bridge pickup, and a neck pickup with A5 wound to 6.1 kohms with 42 awg wire.

    The guitar needs a good setup now, but it sounds good, and I think it's gonna play great when everything is adjusted. The pauwlonia is super-light, making the guitar somewhat neck heavy, but not so much it becoms annoying. I'll record a sound clip if anyone is interested.


    Marius
    Norway



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  2. dtermined2play

    dtermined2play Tele-Afflicted

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    looks great, welcome and bring on the sound clips. :^)
     
  3. fretman_2

    fretman_2 Friend of Leo's

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    Wow...beautiful! Looking forward to those sound clips.
     
  4. J Lacey

    J Lacey Tele-Holic

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    Bet that tele will "rock"......sorry couldn't resist. Very nice looking guitar. Welcome to the forum !!



    Jeff
     
  5. Ironbird

    Ironbird Tele-Holic

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    Very cool build!

    Sent from my HTC Incredible S using TDPRI
     
  6. NastyMojo

    NastyMojo Tele-Afflicted

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    Thats really nice! :) Welcome aboard!
     
  7. syndromet

    syndromet TDPRI Member

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    Thanks for the nice words, guys.
    I just recorded this little clip of the guitar. It has some hiss, wich comes from a broken ground on my preamp.

    Backing guitar is middle possition into a Hiwatt clone, first solo is bridge pickup into a fender deeluxe and second solo is neck pickup into a JTM45 clone.

     
  8. J Lacey

    J Lacey Tele-Holic

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    I like..........
     
  9. Glen Smith

    Glen Smith RIP

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    It's a beauty and sounds great.
     
  10. mrblanche

    mrblanche TDPRI Member

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    Just curious...did you get the directions e-mailed to you from Reid and Sons? If so...I wrote them!
     
  11. refin

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    Nice work!
    Welcome aboard!
     
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