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Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by anotherlefty, Oct 8, 2020.

  1. anotherlefty

    anotherlefty TDPRI Member

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    Hey guys, I used to have a midnight wine MIM Tele years back. I just bought an American Professional Jazzmaster and I love it, but I still miss the Tele I had.

    This time I'm wanting to make something a little different though. I can't seem to find this configuration much of anywhere. It's basically a Thinline and Custom combined.

    https://wildwestguitars.com/electri...-hs-bigsby-roasted-flame-neck-nocaster-blonde

    This one is not my style at all, but the configuration is what I'm looking for, Bigsby and all. I tried building one like this on Warmoth, but it seems it cannot be done there.

    What do you guys think?
     
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  2. Toadtele

    Toadtele Tele-Afflicted

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    Cool configuration. Definitely not my style either.
    Good luck and welcome.
     
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  3. rangercaster

    rangercaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    Welcome !!!

    I hope you enjoy your stay !!!
     
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  4. gabeNC

    gabeNC TDPRI Member Ad Free Member

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    As a lefty, I feel your pain. Welcome.
     
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  5. Dacious

    Dacious Poster Extraordinaire

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    Devil's spawn!

    (I'm married to a lefty :rolleyes:)

    Welcome aBroad(caster)
     
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  6. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Howdy!
     
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  7. surf_jimi

    surf_jimi TDPRI Member

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    Fellow lefty Tele guy here. Welcome! Looks like you can’t get a thin line custom tele body from Warmoth even if you wanted a righty. Closest you can get is a lefty solid body custom with a standard tele bridge route. Then you could get a lefty standard vibra mate bridge and mount a B5 bigsby. The bigsby bridge they show in the link you provided is not available lefty. You will probably need to shim the neck with one of those Stew Mac shims to get the right break angle but you could try it without one first. I’ve been through the tele bigsby process and gave up once I got a Jazzmaster.
     
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  8. anotherlefty

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    Thanks for the welcome, guys.

    I'm not completely set on the Bigsby, as I don't even use the bar on my Jazzmaster all that much. Might skip that added complication. I do like the look and a since Tele's usually don't have them, I think they are cool.

    In the end I might just settle for a normal Custom Tele. Something like this is more my style:

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  9. Broadmoor74

    Broadmoor74 Tele-Meister

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    Welcome, fellow southpaw.
     
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  10. Toast

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    Welcome. I'd rather have a Bigsby on a semi-hollow body Gretsch and a B/G bender on a Telecaster, but I haven't played long enough to cement any kind of guitar build preferences. Good luck making a decision.
     
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  11. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Welcome. Not sure about the Bigsby - I don't usually follow the Bigsby guitars.
     
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  12. Renegade

    Renegade Tele-Meister

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    Welcome, the purple body in your post is really nice looking.
     
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  13. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Tele-Holic

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    Welcome from a lefty who plays righty. Good luck in your search.
     
  14. Nubs

    Nubs Friend of Leo's

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    Welcome fellow lefty! That guitar you are seeking is a unicorn indeed! I was lucky a while back to have gotten a Japanese Fender lefty custom. As with others, I'm not sure why I sold it:

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  15. johmica

    johmica Tele-Holic

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    Welcome, fellow southpaw!

    You could get very close to the Custom Shop guitar you linked in your OP with Warmoth parts. They don't seem to offer the pickup and binding options on their "Build Custom" app, but if you were to give them a call and tell them what you're after, they would definitely make it happen for you.

    The hardest part is going to be finding the left handed bridge plate. I'm actually in the process of contracting with a metal fabrication business to make me several from chrome-plated steel, and if you were serious about making this guitar happen, I might be persuaded to sell you one at cost (us lefties have to stick together).

    I don't recognize the funky bridge, but you could substitute a Mastery for the one pictured, and that would get you pretty close. And Beth Freeman has a website, and sells her custom pick guards there. So if you were ready to take the dive on what would likely be a $2500 investment, you could completely make this guitar happen.

    I'm collecting parts for a lefty '72 Custom build right now. I managed to score one of the new CuNiFe RIs before Fender sold out of them, and I've got Don Mare winding me a "Green Onions" for the bridge. I think that I'm going to get MJT to put together a reliced body for me. I'm leaning towards Candy Apple Red over Sunburst right now, but those details may change before it's all said and done.
     
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  16. RadioFM74

    RadioFM74 Friend of Leo's

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    I prefer traditional, but teles are such a versatile platform… Welcome!
     
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  17. tery

    tery Doctor of Teleocity

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    Welcome to TDPRI :)
     
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  18. myteleplaysjazz

    myteleplaysjazz Tele-Meister

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    Hey, great to have you here. Welcome aboard!
     
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  19. spurgie79

    spurgie79 Tele-Afflicted

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    Do we allow lefties?! When did that start? J/K welcome!
     
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  20. anotherlefty

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    Thanks again for the welcome! I didn't realize this forum was so active, so many are completely dead nowadays.

    I don't think I'm interested in the binding TBH, mostly having a thinline with the wide range neck pickup, single coil bridge, and the separate volume and tone controls like a custom. I was looking at the Mastery bridge, for a second I forgot the bridge plate has to be left handed too, doh! I might not do a Bigsby after all, I know buying it and the upgrades will put the cost of this thing into almost ridiculous proportions. I'm not even that great of a guitarist, but I do like designing and building things, and I like having the best!

    Anybody use these pickups?
    http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-5...0001&campid=5338148343&icep_item=173329667719
     
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