Pine body

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  1. jsalvaggio

    jsalvaggio Tele-Meister

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    Any suggestions on where I can find a pine body for a build? Traditional 52 style routing, pre-drilled holes a must, all I want to do is add a danish oil and assemble.
     
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    xtelesquirex Tele-Holic

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    Maybe Warmoth or Tonebomb
     
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    Thanks. I emailed Tonebomb, I'm not comforable drilling out the neck and ferrule holes. Maybe they offer that as an add-on?
     
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    Guitar Mill sells pine Tele bodies. I thought Warmoth used to sell spruce bodies, but I don’t see them now. I’m assuming you could call them and see if there are any limited number of pine or spruce available.

    Guitar Mill link
    https://guitarmill.com/guitarmill/product/t-style-replacement-guitar-body/

    I have a Hahn Model C that uses a pine body, and it is really nice. Light and resonant.

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    teletimetx Doctor of Teleocity

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    stew mac sells pine bodies for telecasters; the holes are not "pre-drilled" but started, you can't miss. I'm not sure I quite understand your DIY approach, but that's none of my biscuits.

    However, whatever body you buy, you could take to a luthier/guitar repair shop and let them do the drilling for you. You might meet a new friend and learn something.

    What a concept.

    Maybe this guy:

    https://www.facebook.com/redmountainguitarrepair/

    If a lot of the process is new to you, then it would be good to have backup in the neighborhood. Maybe.
     
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    Does Guitar Fetish sell a pine body? I've bought two bodies from them, their XPG finished body, and an unfinished Paulownia one. Both fit Fender-spec necks and hardware perfectly. If I ever build another guitar, it will likely be a pine one. Good luck....;)
     
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    The DIY part of this refers to me just adding a danish oil finish to a body that is ready to assemble. Thanks for the suggestions.
     
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