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Prince inspired T build

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by moskasound, Apr 20, 2021.

  1. moskasound

    moskasound TDPRI Member

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    I’ve always admired the Hohner Tele copy that stayed in Prince’s Arsenal his entire career, so I set out to put together my own, starting with a double bound alder Allparts body, roasted maple Warmoth body with ebony fretboard. Bridge is a combination of modern features and vintage vibe...Fender USA brass saddles. Sperzel locking tuners round out the hardware. Pickups are Fender Yosemite.
    One of my my nicer builds...a great player.
     

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  2. teletimetx

    teletimetx Doctor of Teleocity

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    Excellent work - that’s a fine looking guitar. Where did you find the pickguard material?
     
  3. preactor

    preactor Tele-Holic

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    Great looking guitar. How do you like those Yosemite pickups?
     
  4. zippofan

    zippofan Tele-Afflicted

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    Nice! Love the pickguard, that is the hardest thing to find for a "Prinz" Tele, I ended up ordering a sheet of material from Europe and it's not as nice as yours.
     
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  5. Happy Enchilada

    Happy Enchilada TDPRI Member

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    I just started my own Tele build, and I was inspired by another post featuring a pickguard like this one - so unique! I tracked down this exact pickguard from a link on that post - Warmouth makes it, and it's the exact thing you need on a regular Tele. This pickguard is styled after the '69 Thinline - but the controls on that body follow the curve of the lower bout instead of being in a straight line like most Teles. Warmouth's "F-style" or whatever they call it is different - control route is in a straight line ala regular Tele, so they sell this pickguard! Only caveat is you need to use a normal control plate with it. I'm writing this because I just stumbled onto the Warmouth part, and it saved me hours of attempting to fit up a standard '69 Thinline pickguard. And it lets more of the gorgeous curly maple top stand out.
     
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    Willie Johnson Tele-Holic

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    Tuscaloosa Minnesota! I dig it.
     
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  7. moskasound

    moskasound TDPRI Member

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    Thanks a bunch! Warmoth is the only source I know for that pickguard material. It’s a satin finish.
     
  8. moskasound

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    I really like the Yosemite pickups. Great articulation and punch. Plus, the price makes them the best in class IMO.
     
  9. moskasound

    moskasound TDPRI Member

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    Yes, the pickup template on the Warmoth site is quite nice! It saves hours of aggravation from misfit guards.
     
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