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New Partscaster - Hotrod Fat Tele

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Loudog99, May 17, 2020.

  1. Loudog99

    Loudog99 Tele-Holic

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    Just finished this one for my boss’ son’s graduation present.

    GFS XGP poplar body
    Color is Duplicolor medium blue metallic, Minwax satin laquer on top
    Allparts TRO-22 neck with 2 coats Danish oil, 4 coats satin wipe on poly
    Gotoh vintage tuners, bone nut
    Guitar Madness/Artec alnico II vintage buckers
    Customized pickguard done with dremel, files, sandpaper
    CTS pots, orange drop cap, and switchcraft 3-way toggle

    Reminds me of a 57 Chevy...plays and sounds killer.




     
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  2. jhiatt1

    jhiatt1 Tele-Meister

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    Nice. Just completed my solo kit yesterday. Kinda went crazy with the mods though. Lol. Here is the mods list.

    Fender roller nut
    Wilkinson 3 saddle compensated bridge with brass saddles
    Tuning machines from a Fender Starcaster
    Fender American Standard 3 way switch
    Fender American Standard jack
    Fender vintage 1meg tone pot
    Fender vintage 1meg volume pot
    DiMarzio True Velvet bridge pickup
    GFS vintage 52 neck pickup
    All cavaties are shielded with copper tape
    Vintage wax coated push back wiring
    Hand wired in the vintage 53 telecaster style
    Treble bleed circuit
    Fender Greasebucket circuit from a Highway 1 Telecaster
    String trees are in non conventional locations
    And finally, I aged and distressed everything by hand.
     
  3. Fretting out

    Fretting out Poster Extraordinaire

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    Dang! That looks nice
     
  4. medownsouth

    medownsouth Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

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    I dig it, I'm sure it sounds great, and you didn't have to break the bank to put it together.
     
  5. jhiatt1

    jhiatt1 Tele-Meister

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    Here is the one i finished.
     

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  6. Macrogats

    Macrogats Friend of Leo's

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    Very nice. I love the colour, and that’s a very cool set up.
     
  7. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Kewl!
     
  8. tah1962

    tah1962 Friend of Leo's

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    Very nice!! I love the color.
     
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