My Walnut Parts Caster

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by tatertot, May 26, 2020.

  1. tatertot

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    Body: Ash with Burled Walnut Top- Supra-Tone
    Neck: Mahogany with Ebony fretboard- Warmoth
    7.25" radius, 6130 frets, fatback profile, 1 5/8" nut width, bone nut
    Bridge and control plate: Gotoh (decided to topload and don't care what yall think, it kicks)
    Wiring: Fender Yosemite set (I like the bridge pu's flatness) with 250k CTS vintage taper wired to four way switch and using the 50's les paul wiring (seymour duncan forum) for the PIO vitamin Q tone cap.
    Parts: All genuine fender except where I mentioned.

    I just finished this build. It's supposed to have an Italian shotgun vibe, still have to get my 12 gauge knobs for it. Some CBS elements, as I have always been a fan of the big "F" branded parts. It started as a supra-tone body made of ash with a thin (1/42"?) walnut veneer. Very resonant. I filled it with a timbermate filler, sanded, stained the back and sides with a minwax stain called espresso to try to emulate the CBS color "mocha," then shot three coats of minwax rattle can laquer. Waited a month, wet sanded then shot two more coats. Waited again, then I wet sanded to 2k and hand buffed with turtle wax red and white. Neck is a Warmoth vintage style neck made of mahogany with an ebony board. That may seem like an odd gibsony combo for a tele, but I wanted a darker headstock to match the body, and I am not a fan of the crappy Indian rosewood being used. At $180 (IIRC) it's a great neck. I love the vintage specs with altered woods. Used the timbermate filler and a similar finish process, but wanted neck to have s thin finish so I used only about a can on it. This is not the first guitar that I have done finish work on (Gibson ES-345 and a LP Jr. refin), but it is my first true partscaster, and for under $700 I am thrilled. Kicks through my DR and my plexi. Still very tele like despite the neck woods, but has more mids than it would otherwise, obviously the walnut veneer is not a factor in how it sounds, so using this combination with an ash body is great. Ridiculous, tight low end too. My only complaint is it came out a but heavy, but I think it should given the theme and it feels nice to hold a heavy guitar every once in awhile. After all my number one is a 1976 LP Custom. 85CFCD8E-CAE0-4BEF-AAD1-6AA6F144AE02.JPG 16BF9446-182F-4D13-8DDA-F8D62CFE4DD8.JPG 940A8928-5F14-4DBA-9D55-B655AC3BF92F.JPG 5E1C6BB2-0597-49BD-BDDF-C256CDA50BA6.JPG 9DA7E3CC-5BC3-4DA2-AA45-E7502BA76F41.JPG It is truely one of the best sounding and playing guitars I have ever had the pleasure of playing, and I own some nice stuff! Will definitely be more in my future.
     
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  2. RogerC

    RogerC Poster Extraordinaire

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    It's not a Fender. Why did you put a Fender decal on it?
     
  3. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Doctor of Teleocity

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    Love it.
    I wouldn't have caught the shotgun vibe, but since you mention it, I see it in spades.
    Does Gotoh offer those pieces already engraved?
     
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    Fantastic job! I love the work you did on this guitar - excellent!
     
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    Stunning!
     
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    Sweet Tele man. Love the aesthetic!
     
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    That’s beautiful man. I love walnut on guitars. Even that ash back would make a fantastic front. Great job!
     
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    Danb541 Tele-Afflicted

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    Decal with a serial number.... that might rub some feathers.
    What does the plaque on the back of the body say?
     
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    Awesome Job!
     
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    Turned out nice. What's the back plate for?
     
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    It says:

    "YOU CAN HAVE ANYTHING YOU
    WANT - IF YOU KABY IT BADLY
    KNOUCH YOU GAY BE A ANT TELBO YOU
    WANT TO AV HAVE ABT HIGOO YOU
    BABBY AGGORHPLENY ANYTHING
    YOU GET OUT TO ASSSKPLIKE - IF
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    -BOBBERY E LEE"
     
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    I think it's BOBERY, with one B in the middle.

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  13. tatertot

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    Cause I wanted to.
     
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    Beautiful guitar, weird back plate message!
     
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    tatertot TDPRI Member

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    "You can have anything you want - if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, have anything you desire, accomplish anything you set out to accomplish- if you will hold to that desire with singleness of purpose." -Robert E. Lee
    Let the controversy begin...
    I love the quote, holds personal and familiar significance. It's what I told myself when I decided to go down the path of music, and its gotten me this far.
     
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    Why did you use that Fender headstock and body shape?

    Just left handedly busting on the decal police.

    My Warmoth strat has Fender decals.
     
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    Yes they sell them already engraved, bridge wasn't cheap, but its a fine price to pay for the high quality bridge it is even without the engravings. Like how it sits flat with no lip on the sides. Really hard for me to pull the trigger on it since I have a hefty discount on fender :), but I am glad I did. They make a matching neck plate as well. Looked at the El Dorado stuff, but way to pricey. Considered their engraved pickguard till I realized it would cover up the pretty wood grain.
     
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    I think it's BODERY. I wonder why it's all caps. I hate it when people shout at me.
     
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    Beautiful !
     
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