Pub challenge - me and my big mouth

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by PeterUK, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. PeterUK

    PeterUK Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    So I was bragging in the pub that I probably had enough parts to build a Tele, so the guys called me out and asked me to prove it.

    So I’ve done a dry run of said parts today and this is what I’ve got:

    - A CNC second alder body I bought on a whim (to be fair, for not a lot of money). I’ve drilled the jack cup hole and channel/wiring holes today.
    - An early Korean Squier Telecaster neck which I’ve fitted with Wilkinson vintage style tuners
    - A set of Tonerider Vintage Plus pick ups
    - A traditional Fender vintage bridge with Rutters steel ‘compensated’ Broadcaster saddles
    - A 5-way wiring loom which I bought on a whim from an eBay seller from the Ukraine. The total cost including shipping was not a lot more than I could buy the components individually and it’s very well done.
    - Miscellaneous; heavily knurled knobs, chrome switch tip, string ferrules, locking strap buttons, neck plate and neck screws, electrosocket and jack.
    - I’ve got a variety of pickguards but I’ve added the band logo pickguard for effect.

    The body needs sanding and finishing but I was right. Enough parts to build a whole guitar.

    I’m thinking a candy apple red nitro finish and it’ll make a nice guitar.

    :) Peter

    PS. The Thinline is a baritone tuned B-B.
     

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  2. jimbo735

    jimbo735 Tele-Afflicted

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    Nice!They owe you a pint!
     
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  3. Jim_in_PA

    Jim_in_PA Tele-Meister Ad Free Member

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    A guitar in-hand is much better than parts in boxes. :) :D Win-win here and a fine result!
     
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  4. PeterUK

    PeterUK Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    To be honest Jim, I’ve surprised myself. I’ve had the alder body a while and knew it needed some fettling but it’s under 2kgs/4.4lbs and feels ‘just right’.

    The neck was bought off eBay and I didn’t pay too much for that either. All the other parts have been amassed over time apart from the pre-wired pots and switch which came assembled from a seller in the Ukraine. Parts alone would have cost me similar but this came pre-soldered with quality pots, caps and switch.

    I’m going to start work on sanding the body tomorrow and try and get a base coat on next week - if I can decide on the colour.

    It’s been fun so car and I’m keen to hear how it sounds.

    :) Peter
     
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  5. theprofessor

    theprofessor Friend of Leo's

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    I love it when you find enough parts lying around to build another Tele! Score!
     
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