Pine Tele slap together ;)

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by fattboyzz, May 23, 2020.

  1. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Tele-Meister

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    Gonna put together a pine Tele .

    The body came in so I figured I'd start a thread .

    It's not gonna be a perfect build . It's gonna be a fun imperfect assemble of parts I've gathered . A single P90 in the bridge .

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    Here's the donor neck from an old partscaster of mine . It's an 07 Squier Strat Deluxe neck. It's aged well to a nice vintage tone.
    These are fantastic necks. I did a fret level on it . It has Fender American Standard tuners & trees .


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    Is that an LP (long playing, not Les Paul!) pickguard?
     
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    That looks just like a ZPdibbs body on ebay.
     
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    Yes . Pick guard & rear cover .

    Not sure if the pick guard will stay . I might reshape it .
    Who knows ;)

    u r correct :)
     
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    That guy is gonna take a while to make his first million dollars. Some of those other designs are well....interesting.
     
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    I knew I was getting a "project" body when I paid $33 shipped ......lol
     
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    I think I paid $39 for my first tele body (in my avatar). A gamble?........YES! I scrounged parts for about a year, and then assembled it on my kitchen table about 5 or 6 years ago. One forum member even included a pound of fresh roasted coffee with some hardware I purchased from him. A much larger box than you would expect for a switch plate and some knobs, but DAMN it smelled good!! Thanks again friend! The damn thing tuned right up. I made some small intonation and neck adjustments and it plays as good or better than anything else I own! Have fun with the build!
     
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    This looks cool - I’ll be watching. Love P90’s.
     
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    I can’t tell if yours will be the same but I bought a body from him a few months ago and there wasn’t enough room in the control cavity. The jack plug ran up against the tone pot when plugged in so I had to switch it out for a mini pot and it works fine now. Just a heads up. Other than that the body was fine.
     
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    It has potential. What kind of P90 are you going to put in?

    Here is my recent build and parts list. All together the build cost me about $350 including the body.

    Fender roller nut
    Wilkinson 3 saddle compensated bridge with brass saddles
    Tuning machines from a Fender Starcaster
    Fender American Standard 3 way switch
    Fender American Standard jack
    Fender vintage 1meg tone pot
    Fender vintage 1meg volume pot
    DiMarzio True Velvet bridge pickup
    GFS vintage 52 neck pickup
    All cavaties are shielded with copper tape
    Vintage wax coated push back wiring
    Hand wired in the vintage 53 telecaster style
    Treble bleed circuit
    Fender Greasebucket circuit from a Highway 1 Telecaster
    String trees are in non conventional locations
    And finally, I aged and distressed everything by hand.
     

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    Got the mock up assemble done.

    Probably gonna play it a while to make sure I like everything before breaking it down ;)
     
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    Lookin’ good.
     
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