NGD - Partscaster, Swamp Ash with Roasted Maple Neck - and it's all mine

Bongoslade

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i just bought a new Telecaster last week and i am thrilled with how it sounds - but - more importantly - it looks amazing…!
Swamp ash body finished in what they are calling Sienna Sunburst - so sort of a cherry burst to me from photos i’ve seen of other cherries.
Here is some data that was posted in the advert:.

Sienna Sunburst on a one piece Swamp Ash
8 lbs. 1 oz
Roasted Maple Neck with Abalone dots inlays
(fretboard is already nicely darkened)
C shape neck, compound 10” to 16” (looks like Warmoth’s modern construction neck with the adjustment on the heel - treble side)
Stainless Steel medium jumbo frets
Gotoh locking tuners
Dimarzio pickups
(i don’t know what kind they are yet but they read as...
Bridge = 8.10 / Neck = 6.44 K ohms - and they sound great - and a little nasty, really…!

Anybody want to chime in with a guess on pickup names??? Please, please…!?!

It was nicely packaged and shipped in a good gig bag as well. no were, tear, or dents - almost brand new

Earlier, during the plague, I had bought a Squier Paranormal Offset Telecaster (see icon - soon to be changed) a great guitar that plays very well after dressing some frets and I swapped in some BOOTSTRAP pickups (pretzels - which are pretty hot) also a great feeling and looking neck …! - a great guitar - my first taste of "Teleworld" - i was hooked man - gone with TELE fever - the GAS was overwhelming (nice excuse - don’t cha think -” hey honey - i had too…!”)
After playing the new Tele for a while now (without adjustment mind you) it is a hell of a guitar and the clarity of the notes, the depth of the mid range on this thing is striking to say the least. It is much more - powerful - than the paranormal - which has steel barrels, i think that add to the crispness - but after a taste test yesterday - i notice the lack of fullness and sustain in the Squier - it was - cheaper sounding (duh) - with the tone knob down and playing with the vol knob as well it’s manageable of course, and pleasant to the ear - it’s just that the Warmoth Partscaster that i bought is much more in many places - - soloing high up on the neck on the new Tele sounds and plays extremely well already - y’all know how a good guitar sounds driven - a great guitar sounds even better with some pedals in front of the amp so no need for detail on that - it sounds great driven…!

NECK: it feels like glass - i going to bolt on a backstop after the nut - to keep my hand from slipping off /s - it has no string tree on it and i went through a bunch of post about that - also - TO FINISH or NOT TO FINISH - roasted maple necks - i’m in the - NO , leave it alone - camp
do not search THAT subject - shesh…! nice abalone dots on this guitar as well
NUT: was made well and it looks right and plays right, probably TUSQ

BODY: Swamp ash 1 piece that has really nice grain on it accentuated by the beautiful paint job.
Is 8 lbs 1 oz. heavy??? (save me a search please)
It sounds, and feels great in my arms. (oooh-mm-baby)
but looks smaller on the wall?!?? than the Jazzcaster guitar that was there
Pick Ups: the neck PU is nice and fat and clear at the same time (due to the swamp ash??) and the bridge PU it's a howler for sure and when cranked up it starts to bloom and get real furry when you pick hard

i love the damn thing and find it stunningly beautiful on or off my shoulder.
man i'm lucky
here's some pix - a little porn for ya.

any mods you all are thinking of???
post um please - for ideas - i'm still a newbee about Telecasters.
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Bongoslade

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thanx - it's like showing everyone your new baby - ya hope they all say nice things about how it looks...!!
 

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Very nice !!!

Swamp Ash body and a roasted Maple neck is a classic combination for a Tele - I've built several of them using these woods - it's my favorite combination


edit - About string trees - they shouldn't be controversial ;)

I can't tell just from looking - do your tuners have staggered posts?

If the posts are staggered, and the nut is properly executed and the strings ring out clearly - you may not need a string tree

I don't bother with string trees unless they are needed - I don't see any point in hanging anything un-necessary on my guitars - but . . . . if a guitar needs a string tree to perform at its best - put one on!

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That is beautiful !

The belly carve looks cool too.

I have to wonder, with the Ash body weighing 8.1 lbs by itself, what is the weight of the finished guitar ?

Mind you , the weight would not put me off. I have had a less elegant (and probably waay less costly) experience with a Ash bodied Tele clone

Heavy as heck, but pretty none the less.

We gotta stop those durn bugs from chewin' on the Ash trees, cause the lumber sure makes some pretty guitars ...
 

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i just bought a new Telecaster last week and i am thrilled with how it sounds - but - more importantly - it looks amazing…!
Swamp ash body finished in what they are calling Sienna Sunburst - so sort of a cherry burst to me from photos i’ve seen of other cherries.
Here is some data that was posted in the advert:.

Sienna Sunburst on a one piece Swamp Ash
8 lbs. 1 oz
Roasted Maple Neck with Abalone dots inlays
(fretboard is already nicely darkened)
C shape neck, compound 10” to 16” (looks like Warmoth’s modern construction neck with the adjustment on the heel - treble side)
Stainless Steel medium jumbo frets
Gotoh locking tuners
Dimarzio pickups
(i don’t know what kind they are yet but they read as...
Bridge = 8.10 / Neck = 6.44 K ohms - and they sound great - and a little nasty, really…!

Anybody want to chime in with a guess on pickup names??? Please, please…!?!

It was nicely packaged and shipped in a good gig bag as well. no were, tear, or dents - almost brand new

Earlier, during the plague, I had bought a Squier Paranormal Offset Telecaster (see icon - soon to be changed) a great guitar that plays very well after dressing some frets and I swapped in some BOOTSTRAP pickups (pretzels - which are pretty hot) also a great feeling and looking neck …! - a great guitar - my first taste of "Teleworld" - i was hooked man - gone with TELE fever - the GAS was overwhelming (nice excuse - don’t cha think -” hey honey - i had too…!”)
After playing the new Tele for a while now (without adjustment mind you) it is a hell of a guitar and the clarity of the notes, the depth of the mid range on this thing is striking to say the least. It is much more - powerful - than the paranormal - which has steel barrels, i think that add to the crispness - but after a taste test yesterday - i notice the lack of fullness and sustain in the Squier - it was - cheaper sounding (duh) - with the tone knob down and playing with the vol knob as well it’s manageable of course, and pleasant to the ear - it’s just that the Warmoth Partscaster that i bought is much more in many places - - soloing high up on the neck on the new Tele sounds and plays extremely well already - y’all know how a good guitar sounds driven - a great guitar sounds even better with some pedals in front of the amp so no need for detail on that - it sounds great driven…!

NECK: it feels like glass - i going to bolt on a backstop after the nut - to keep my hand from slipping off /s - it has no string tree on it and i went through a bunch of post about that - also - TO FINISH or NOT TO FINISH - roasted maple necks - i’m in the - NO , leave it alone - camp
do not search THAT subject - shesh…! nice abalone dots on this guitar as well
NUT: was made well and it looks right and plays right, probably TUSQ

BODY: Swamp ash 1 piece that has really nice grain on it accentuated by the beautiful paint job.
Is 8 lbs 1 oz. heavy??? (save me a search please)
It sounds, and feels great in my arms. (oooh-mm-baby)
but looks smaller on the wall?!?? than the Jazzcaster guitar that was there
Pick Ups: the neck PU is nice and fat and clear at the same time (due to the swamp ash??) and the bridge PU it's a howler for sure and when cranked up it starts to bloom and get real furry when you pick hard

i love the damn thing and find it stunningly beautiful on or off my shoulder.
man i'm lucky
here's some pix - a little porn for ya.

any mods you all are thinking of???
post um please - for ideas - i'm still a newbee about Telecasters.
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Beautiful brother! seriously
 

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What did you use for controls /electronics ?

I'm considering using the 920d 4 Way Tele Panel.

Seems to be highly regarded, uses top drawer components & wiring, and

with the Position #4 provides series operation of the pickups .

In my case, the panel will cost half as much as the guitar !

But... I don't solder worth a dammm. And the cost of all the components plus the Chrome Control Panel ($15 if Fender) ... make it not a bad deal adding reasonable costs for the labor to put it together.

What's in your beauty ?
 

Bongoslade

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What did you use for controls /electronics ?

I'm considering using the 920d 4 Way Tele Panel.

Seems to be highly regarded, uses top drawer components & wiring, and

with the Position #4 provides series operation of the pickups .

In my case, the panel will cost half as much as the guitar !

But... I don't solder worth a dammm. And the cost of all the components plus the Chrome Control Panel ($15 if Fender) ... make it not a bad deal adding reasonable costs for the labor to put it together.

What's in your beauty ?

i put a set of 4 ways Reverse control set in my Squier Paranormal Tele... beautiful job of workmanship on the 920D plate i have - but they are either not in stock right now cause they are hot??? or they stopped making them cause they are cold - and not cool...! - love the reverse controls and i wanted to put one in the new tele - but alas...!
so a switch out??? - now i'm already planning mods for the sucker after a week or two - that's ok - if it needs it

no string tree is an interesting feature for me - novel at least - if it works without it then? .... so be it - (truly - It Is Written)
PS - i dig the pickups - they're nice and nasty even though i have not had it "open" or "on the bench" - it's all playing like suppose to out of the box- totally cool - !!!
 




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