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Reclaimed wood body Telemaster Jazzcaster Build

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by mjstamos, May 17, 2020.

  1. mjstamos

    mjstamos Tele-Holic

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    Not sure how many pieces I think 12 for the body reclaimed from house in Nebraska, (Nomoonlasrer on Ebay) the neck is a one piece Warmoth CBS headstock, roasted maple with 59 round back profile, 10-16 compound radius, corian nut and Hipshot grip lock open gear locking tuners. Wilkinson Bridge with compensated brass saddles that I think is as good or better than Fender for half the money. Solder less 3 way harness Tele Vintage style clone pups, anodized and powder coated black and brass hardware. Plays great still needs a full set up, string trees and strap buttons. Really pleased with this one so far just needs a little tlc.


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    Super cool.
     
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  3. jhiatt1

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    Nice

    This is my completed tele and mod list.

    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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  4. capt pearl

    capt pearl Tele-Meister

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    Very cool . Really came together well. Thx for sharing
     
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  5. Macrogats

    Macrogats Friend of Leo's

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    Wow man, that looks excellent. What a great job - I love everything about it. What finish did you use on the body?
     
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  6. jhiatt1

    jhiatt1 Tele-Meister

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    Thanks. I used mahogany stain then aged and distressed it. Spanish moss green paint for the top and aged and distressed it and then 4 coats of tung oil sanded to take away some of the sheen to make it look old.
     
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  7. John E

    John E Friend of Leo's

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    That is cool. I have a multi piece barnboard pine tele I have been waiting to put together. You are inspiring me... lol
     
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    All together this build cost me about $350. The closest comparable to it from Fender custom shop is about $2500
     
  9. drmordo

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    Beautiful. I really want to build a Jazzcaster.
     
  10. 68Telebass

    68Telebass Friend of Leo's

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    Jazzcaster....hmmm think about wiring in the “rhythm circuit” for that neck pickup?? That would be cool ....
    Love the looks of that thing! Mighty fine work!!
     
  11. wevard

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    Nice! Does it play as good as it looks? Seeing these posts reminds me I should get a t-style guitar one day.
     
  12. hemingway

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    Just beautiful
     
  13. guitarmikey

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    Nice!
    I made an oak tele from six stripes, something alike.
    But here my Telemaster reclaimed pine...
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  14. mjstamos

    mjstamos Tele-Holic

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    I got it finished it's a a light satin with a nitro finish!
     
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