Show your Partscasters...

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by BritishBluesBoy, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. steam-powered

    steam-powered Tele-Meister

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    Really nice looking guitar!

     
  2. TomFromChicago

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    Thanks Steam! I'm pretty pleased with it myself. Someday soon I'll get it out in the sun for some better pics.
     
  3. Blazer

    Blazer Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Here's my tele trio, what they all have in common is that I made them myself.

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  4. Sclack86

    Sclack86 TDPRI Member

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    Here's mine. SX furrian tele. Seymour Duncan bridge pickup and vintage style bridge
     
  5. TMMC

    TMMC Tele-Afflicted

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    There isn't a single guitar on here I wouldn't love to own. What a freaking cool thread.

    Here is my first ever electric guitar, named "The Miracle Traveler" for good reason. I got the guitar from a guy that built it from various fender and licensed parts, but it was a flat white...ugly and poorly painted. I took it to my neighbor, a well-known painter in the area, and together we put a pretty pathetic sunset and night-time paint job on it. I never sealed it or anything, and I used oil paints. Then, in '93, I sold it so I could get a strat--oops--and when I went back to correct my mistake the guy had sold it to someone else. It went through several owners in different states. On day my banker/loan guy came to me and said, "Hey, you're the same Matt -----" that was in the band --- ---- right?" I said I was, and he told me to hold on, left for a few minutes and returned with this beat up, destroyed tele. It looked like it had been thrown around a circus, dragged behind a truck and bashed against a tree for a decade.

    It was my original tele. When my friend told me that he ran across a guy that knew about who I was and that I'd owned it, he said he didn't ever play it and though I might want it back again. Best day ever. It is a 100% natural relic job, thanks to time and neglegence. Since I picked it back up I've cleaned it up, made a few fixes (and I've got a few left to do) and put pure nickel strings on it. Needless to say, it sings. It even compares and sometimes beats out my American Tele.

    Looking to build another partscaster (great name btw) soon.


    Thanks all. Best forum I've ever been to, including my own.


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  6. digiprod

    digiprod Tele-Meister

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    Cool story!
     
  7. sonicsamurai

    sonicsamurai Tele-Meister

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    just put this together
     

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  8. el cheapo

    el cheapo Tele-Afflicted

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    I only have one partscaster...

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    CV 50's BSB body with a Squier Standard neck.
    Keystones and a 4 way, 3 ply white guard and a bone nut. Sounds good!
     
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  9. NewPort

    NewPort Tele-Meister

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    I was attracted to your post by your name as I tend to be very "thrifty" myself, but that is a beautiful partscaster and nice picture composition.
     
  10. el cheapo

    el cheapo Tele-Afflicted

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    Thank you sir!
     
  11. Dr. Hoggenstein

    Dr. Hoggenstein NEW MEMBER!

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    My Woodie Tele

    My first shot at a parts tele.
     

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  12. Modus

    Modus TDPRI Member

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    Nice look! Tell us all about it.
     
  13. davidguilbault

    davidguilbault Tele-Meister

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    G-casters 0001 & 0002

    I bought the parts for these two guitars over the course of 2013. Fred Evans of Tone Delivery Service in Seattle then built them for me. An Esquire and a Thinline. I call them G-casters.

    (Thinline maple/ash body by Augustas Guitars with birdseye maple neck by Stewart MacDonald. Mahogany body by hrbelkin1 with rosewood neck by cycochik.)

    More photos at https://www.facebook.com/davidguilb...10152318595509001.1073741902.743164000&type=3

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    G-caster #0001 (Esquire S)
    Mahogany Body / Rosewood Neck / Rosewood Fretboard
    Guitar Body - Esquire - Solid Mahogany
    Bridge Pickup - Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro Lead (APTL-1B)
    Bridge Plate - Mighty Mite Vintage 3-saddle Steel Bridge
    Pickguard - Bakelite 1-Ply
    Control Plate - Mahogany
    Control Knobs - Cocobolo & Maple
    Ferrules - Gotoh
    Output Jack - Switchcraft SW-11
    Jack Cup - ElectroSocket
    Strap Locks - Grover
    Neck - Honduran Rosewood
    Tuners - Gotoh Vintage Staggered Tuners
    String Trees - Graph Tech Black Tusq XL String Trees
    Neck Plate - Custom 0001 Plate
    Neck Bolts - Steel Inserts and Oval Head Machine Screws
    Headstock Decal - G-caster Made in the USA # 0001
    Volume Control Pot - CTS 250k (254k) Pot
    Tone Control Pot - CTS 250k (254k) Pot
    Switch - CRL 3-position Switch
    Cloth Wire - 6' Cloth-insulated black, white, yellow push-back
    Capacitors - Sprague Orange Drop

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    G-caster #0002 (Thinline H/H)
    Maple Top / Ash Body / Maple Neck / Maple Fretboard
    Guitar Body - Thinline H/H - Ash Body / Figured Maple Top
    Neck Pickup - Seymour Duncan Jazz Model Humbucker (SH-2N-Hum)
    Bridge Pickup - Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro Humbucker (APH-1B-Hum)
    Bridge Plate - Gotoh Modern Brass Humbucker Bridge
    Humbucker Ring Neck- Metal
    Output Jack - Switchcraft
    Jack Cup - ElectroSocket
    Strap Locks - Schaller
    Neck - Birdseye Maple
    Tuners - Grover Mini Rotomatic Locking Tuners
    Nut - Graph Tech Black Tusq XL Slotted Fender Nut
    String Trees - Graph Tech Black Tusq XL String Trees PT-7004-00
    Neck Plate - Custom 0002 Plate
    Neck Bolts - Steel Inserts and Oval Head Machine Screws
    Headstock Decal - G-caster Made in the USA # 0002
    Volume Control Pot - CTS Mojo 500K (456k)
    Tone Control Pot - CTS Mojo 500K (434k)
    Switch - Oak Grigsby 3-position Switch
    Capacitors - Sprague Orange Drop
    Cloth Wire - 9' Cloth-insulated black, white, yellow push-back
     
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  14. jamesgmac

    jamesgmac TDPRI Member

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    80's Schecter type Partscaster

    Here's mine. I love The Who, and ever since I saw the Eminence Front video back in the 80's I wanted one. I got the body off ebay. I think Chinese made. All the reviews of these Tele bodies sounded like they were very good quality, especially for the money. They are. The neck is Warmoth, pickups are Seymour Duncan 59's. The hairiest time of putting it together was taking a drill, chisel and hammer to the bridge cavity to make room for the humbucker. Drilling the holes in the body for the neck mounting screws was hairy too. I got very lucky, everything lined up really well, just needed a little fudging here and there. And... it sounds awesome! Thanks so much to this forum for all the things I've learned about making adjustments and especially tips about chiseling a guitar body. Awesome, awesome website!
     

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  15. dylanw

    dylanw TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    I finished this a couple of weeks ago:

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    The poplar body came from Warmoth, and the Squier neck came from eBay. The body is finished in Danish Oil. It has a DiMarzio PAF at the bridge that I bought at a local shop 25 years ago (and who knows how long it was sitting on the shelf before that) and a Fender Hot Noiseless at the neck.

    I was very surprised at how easily the whole thing came together. This is my first attempt at this, and I expected a lot more trouble. It turned out great, and

    This guitar replaces an older guitar that I didn't really like and had stopped playing (and which became the donor for the pickups and most of the hardware). I mentioned this to my wife, and she asked me if I was thinking of buying a new guitar. I said no, I was thinking of building one. She was thrilled with the idea, and even brought some surplus supplies home from work to help out. Surgical drapes are great at keep Danish oil off your dining room table.
     
  16. jta_austex

    jta_austex NEW MEMBER!

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    Partscaster#2

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  17. comebackkid

    comebackkid Tele-Meister

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    My latest build; a knotty pine Golden Age body from StewMac.

    I 'white-washed' the body with the amber tint they also sell at StewMac, here it is before the clear coats:
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    After the 10(?) clear coats, with all the separate parts ...:
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    Wilkinson bridge with compensated saddles (used as toploader), with Cavalier Lion (bridge) and Lioness (neck) pickup:
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    3way switching with a push-pull tone pot that gives me a half out of phase sound in the second position:
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    With it's black bakelite pickguard (from a CV50's tele):
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    The finished product, with a maple, 22 fret Fender MiM neck:
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  18. bananafist

    bananafist Tele-Meister

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    Large hands means stock tele necks are too tight for me, and age related neck and shoulder problems mean 7-8lbs is way too heavy, so Dave Walsh at Eternal Guitars here in the UK built me Anna (tele) then Amy (esquire).
    Both chambered ash bodies, 43-44mm nuts, 7.25-9.5 compound f/b radii.Eternal pickups, EVH speed pots for tone and vol swells, and reversed control plates per Bill Kirchen. Each guitar weighs 5.5lbs. I've sold all my Fender teles and the last Fender esquire is on its way out the door. These do everything I need.
     

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  19. Udonitron

    Udonitron TDPRI Member

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    My 72 Deluxe

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    My 51 P bass build

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    More but those are more refinishing vs builds. ;)
     
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  20. Route666

    Route666 TDPRI Member

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    This is my Partcaster!

    MJT 1 Pice Swamp Ash Body,
    Mighty Mind 9,5" Malpe Neck
    Lundgen Vertigo Pu's

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