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New Tele Build

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Steve Holt, Apr 10, 2020.

  1. Steve Holt

    Steve Holt Tele-Afflicted

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    I think this is the first time I've ever been able to use Tele Home Depot for an actual Tele. I built my first one before I joined the forum, and that was my first guitar build, I joined shortly after I was done.

    Now... Four Strats and a jazzmaster later, I'm back to another telecaster. This one started as a build for a friend, but we both got busy and lost interest. So for now it's a build for me and we'll see what happens

    Alder body
    Maple neck
    12" radius (flatter than I normally go for so we'll see)
    Humbucker neck (bootstraps)
    Single coil Tele bridge
    Some other things

    Like I said this build started awhile ago. Back in 2018. It started out as a blonde color that I got from Stewmac, but I wasn't thrilled with the color, so I switched to Reranch vintage cream for the color. I've always wanted a Tele in this color. So now maybe I'll have one!

    The color looks a lot more yellow in my house with fluorescent lighting in my guitar room than in my shop with LEDs. The real color is somewhere in between. But I really like it. I'll be pretty close to having a matching Tele Strat combo, another long dream of mine.

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  2. Gardo

    Gardo Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Good choice of color. Nice work
     
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  3. Gardo

    Gardo Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    duplicate post
     
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  4. Steve Holt

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    More pics!!

    This thing is mostly done. I'm waiting to do the full set up until I get the electronics. Just waiting on my neck pickup to come in from @Bootstrap pickups! But I got the nut cut and string heights are pretty close.

    I have a bridge pickup in my spare parts drawer that I'm going to use with the humbucker. I can't get over how cool the knobs look with this thing. I went with the 72 deluxe style witch hats. Always wanted a Tele with witch hats.

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  5. Macrogats

    Macrogats Friend of Leo's

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    Not usually into plain colour guitars, but I’m really liking this. And it’s remindi me of TP’s esquire. Can’t wait to see it all finished.
     
  6. Steve Holt

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    No plain color guitars? Are there any other kinds??

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  7. trev333

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    nice rack, mate..:)
     
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    Macrogats Friend of Leo's

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    :D

    I have to agree! :cool:
     
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    adjason Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    ummm the control plate is backwards :) love the color-the first tele I ever built I painted that color too-she looks sweet
     
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  10. mfguitar

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    looks great! Funny looking knobs though.;)
     
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  11. Steve Holt

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    You mean "where have these knobs been all my life??" right?
     
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    LeftFinger Friend of Leo's

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    Things not to say to a woman you just met :p
     
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