NGD: parts build '60s style thinline Tele 3TSB relic

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by rze99, Apr 5, 2020.

  1. rze99

    rze99 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Here's lockdown build No.2 - a special from the eBay used parts drawer.

    I was supposed to sell these parts but as are there they might as well go together and I think they look alright together.

    Don't know much about some of these parts.

    I got the body used from eBay. A relic'd nitro 3 tone sunburst finish. I has a lot of checking and some interesting wear but I never really liked the grain pattern and it's a little heavier than I prefer. The whole guitar weights about 8 pounds which is a bit heavy for a thinline but it balances well.

    The pickups also used from EBay. The description was "Vintage hot hand wound relic'd '61" they said. They are pretty meaty a bit like the Texas Special I'd say.

    The neck is a used MIM Classic series from 2008. It's had the frets re-profiled to a 9.5 but with a 7.25 board radius. Reliced by me.

    Don't know who made the saddles, the control hardware or the guard.

    It plays very well, low action. The sound is a touch hot for a trad '60s thinline sound but it's very rocky and bluesy. I could gig with it.

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  2. WingedWords

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    That's quite a parts drawer you've got.
     
  3. rze99

    rze99 Poster Extraordinaire

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    yeah.. habitual used parts buyer.

    I've still got some necks, hardware and pickups I haven't used but I'm fresh out of bodies!
     
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