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  1. Dontyousay

    Dontyousay TDPRI Member

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    I am new to electrics and could not find what I wanted so I decided to do my first electric as my first build. What a great experience. I will probably do some more building as I find it fun to do.Well this is what I finished yesterday. It is a frankencaster. I chose a fixed neck single bound Tele. I used a set of calibrated lipstick humbuckers and kluson locking tuners. I have a 6k neck and a 4.9k bridge. I also added a split pot for the pu's. Play on. Resized_20200126_195901.jpg
     
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    Deeve Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    welcome to the party & thanks for bringing a picture.

    looking forward to more about you and "frank"

    Peace - Deeve
     
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    mkdaws32 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Nice work! Where did you get the neck? I like the binding on it.
     
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  4. Dontyousay

    Dontyousay TDPRI Member

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    It is a set neck
     
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    mkdaws32 Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Ah! I get it! You started with the Tele body and neck as one piece. I bet those lipstick buckers are smooths and chimney.
     
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    Very cool. Well done
     
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    Nice Mopar!
     
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    Tell us a little about what you did. Did you build the body/neck, do the finishing, etc?
     
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    I like it!!
    Would love to hear the build story.
     
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    I purchased the set neck as a blem from GF (guitar fetish) Tuners are made up the street from me they are Kluson locking tuners. Lipsticks are also from GF as is the bridge and controls. Controls are with a split pot. The body had a blem in finish which is now under the pick guard and a small one on the back which I mostly got rid of. All totaled is is up to $80 for the body and neck $70 on the tuners. and $50 for the lipsticks and $50 for everything else. $250.00 Not bad I have to say that the neck was dead straight and a small amount of fret work.it is a fine guitar plays nice and intonated pretty easy. I think I may try my hand at something else.
     
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