Partscaster as your only guitar ?

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Ghostdriver, Jul 16, 2020.

  1. Ghostdriver

    Ghostdriver TDPRI Member

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    I wondered how many of you guys on here have ONLY partscasters or self builds as your guitars and actually don’t own genuine Fenders anymore.

    After building a couple of guitars during lockdown I am seriously considering selling my two ACTUAL Fenders as I prefer my self builds !
     
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  2. Mr_Martin

    Mr_Martin Tele-Afflicted

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    I have

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  3. Strato50

    Strato50 Tele-Afflicted

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    They’re my main guitars.
     
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  4. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Partscasters are the ultimate “tool guitar”, IMO.
    My avatar partocaster was my one and only for twenty years.
    It has plenty of company now, though.
     
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  5. Swampash&Tweed

    Swampash&Tweed Friend of Leo's

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    The guitar in my avatar is a Danny Hines partscaster. It's such a good guitar. I've owned it 10 yrs now.
    I own 2 Frank Verilli guitars, a Tele and a Strat . I do have 1 actual Fender CS 56 Strat......amazing guitar but it's highly modified. All my guitars are either home grown or highly modified. No Gibsons.
     
  6. CalebAaron666

    CalebAaron666 Tele-Holic

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    My tele is a partscaster with only a few Fender made parts.
    It’s not my only guitar, but it’s my only fender style guitar.

    The only genuine Fenders I own now are amps.
     
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    ieatlions Tele-Holic

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    My Tele is a partcaster. Only fenders I’ve played this quality and playability have been custom shop tele’s 4x the price. The pickup selector is the only Fender part on the guitar.

    I haven’t got the skill to build to this standard. I sourced the parts and had a luthier to assemble it. Well worth the cost!!
     
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  8. Ricky D.

    Ricky D. Doctor of Teleocity

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    Two partscaster Teles, an ESP Strat, and an Epi LP. If I was only to have one guitar, it would be one of the Teles.

    Playing all through my only amp, a 5e3 clone I assembled.
     
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    1977CJ5 Tele-Afflicted

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    CVC VIG 1 (1).jpg Squier CVC body, American (Performer) neck, Seth Lover Humbucker neck PU, Jerry Donahue Bridge PU, 5 way switch & Phase toggle. Lot of different sounds, all good. Plays and sounds great. My favorite.

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  10. KW1977

    KW1977 Tele-Meister

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    I've got an MJT/Musikraft partscaster Tele that certainly hits all the spec-notes I can scarcely find in a stock Fender Tele. Eg; 50's appointments with modern radius/frets. I know the HR52 and the Jerry Donahue were close but this was less ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Plus it just,............the resonance and sustain on this thing is otherwordly for a Tele. I call it the Les Paul of my Teles.
     
  11. rangercaster

    rangercaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    You only have one guitar ???
     
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  12. psykobilly

    psykobilly Tele-Meister

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    The two on the left are my main guitars. I only play what I build. Saves the trouble and the money of buying a factory made and modding to suit.
     
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    bgmacaw Friend of Leo's

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    Almost all of my 30-ish electric guitars (actual guitars, not counting CBG's in this) have been modded in one way or another. I don't know if things like pickup swaps or electronics/parts upgrades would necessarily count as 'partscaster' though.
     
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  14. Old Deaf Roadie

    Old Deaf Roadie Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    My #1 (my avatar, EMG equipped) & #2 (currently being converted to a P90 Esquire) are both self-built parts guitars that do not contain a single Fender part, playing as well or better than most from a music store. I do not own a Fender of any kind. I also do not believe there needs to be a brand name in order to be a quality guitar.
     
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    My only electric, which is what I play at least 90% of the time, is a partscaster.

    Rutters body, Musikraft neck, started with Kleins, switched out the bridge pickkup to a Bootstrap Palo Duro, Fender, Rutters, and Gotoh hardware.

    There are nicer guitars, but I feel spoiled in that most guitars I pick up feel lackluster and uninspiring in comparison.
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  16. ndcaster

    ndcaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    all mine are partscasters, don't own any Fenders

    I would own a vintage one for heritage reasons if I had the money, but it doesn't bother me

    I don't like new Fenders in my typical price range of $600: necks don't match my hands, the thick poly coatings are disgusting, and parts look and feel cheap to me

    for that money, I can get exactly what I want, at a very good to superb level of quality, with not a whole lot of effort -- and for setup, a local tech has reasonable prices for perfect work

    the brand has to mean something for it to, you know, mean something
     
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    3-Chord-Genius Poster Extraordinaire

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    For a while my only guitar was a partscaster strat with a Fender MIM neck.
     
  18. ndcaster

    ndcaster Poster Extraordinaire

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    nice git

    we have similar taste

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  19. Ess Eff

    Ess Eff Tele-Holic

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    This has become my #1....

    Super light Paulownia body, with a Fender neck.

    All my others feel like boat anchors, now! And silver sparkle, to boot.
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  20. BBQedIguana

    BBQedIguana Tele-Meister

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    Oh, I *REALLY* like your guitar! It's very similar to Andy Summer's guitar - but I love the Rosewood neck! VERY NICE! :)
     
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