Partscaster about done!

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by illinismitty, Mar 20, 2020.

  1. illinismitty

    illinismitty TDPRI Member

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    I posted a few months ago and the info you all gave me was very helpful. I made a few mistakes being a first build, there are a few finish flaws - but overall it plays great. Now all that is left is the wiring. It's sort of like if Fender and PRS had a lovechild.

    Specs:
    Musikcraft: maple, rosewood fingerboard. 42 mm nut, 12 inch radius. 6150 frets
    Body- Holy Grail - alder body, maple top.
    Pickups: Seymour Duncan STB-1 (broadcaster) in the bridge, SD Jazz in the neck (split)
    Bridge: Gotoh Modern
    Tuners: Fender Locking (Sperzel type)
    Nut: Tusq

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  2. tah1962

    tah1962 Friend of Leo's

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    Sweet! Nice job. Enjoy it.
     
  3. Lonn

    Lonn Friend of Leo's

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    Wow, gorgeous.
     
  4. illinismitty

    illinismitty TDPRI Member

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    Here is the guitar in more normal lighting. [​IMG]
     
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  5. Old Deaf Roadie

    Old Deaf Roadie Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Very handsome specimen. Nice work, awesome blue! We will be expecting a completion update.
     
  6. pcampbell

    pcampbell Tele-Meister

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    Wow, what a beauty!
     
  7. illinismitty

    illinismitty TDPRI Member

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    It's done. I can not believe the wiring worked first time. Basically it's push pull on the humbucker, so I get get six sounds. All are very useable, although the neck split on it's own is a little thin. The combo of bridge and neck sounds great. The bridge on it's own has a very convincing broadcaster tone. The body and bridge have a stellar ring/sustain. Holy Grail's unique way of chambering the body creates a desirable resonance. The neck is super stable- no buzz (and I like the action on the low side).

    Overall, it sounds awesome. I could not be more pleased. Sounds and feels like a good custom shop tele.
     
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  8. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Poster Extraordinaire

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    Very nicely done.
     
  9. nojazzhere

    nojazzhere Doctor of Teleocity

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    BEAUTY!......the only nit I would pick is the Fender decal on the headstock. You shouldn't have done that.
     
  10. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    That’s the prettiest blue Tele I’ve ever seen.
    Bravo!
     
  11. ladave

    ladave Tele-Holic

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    Great job on your first build! I'm on #4 and and every one has finish flaws. It's given me a lot of appreciation for how difficult it is to make something truly perfect.
     
  12. illinismitty

    illinismitty TDPRI Member

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    There is a waterslide under the lacquer on the opposite side that states its a partscaster assembled by me. Not trying to fool anyone. And I don't play live.
     
  13. Dano-caster

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    Oh man. That is a work of art.Keep up the good work.
     
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