Tele Build with Seymour Duncan P-Rails

Dbrian66

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Hello! I haven’t spent much time on this forum but I have had fun today exploring this cool world of Teles! I wanted to share a Tele build I did last year. If you spend any time over on Squier Talk, you might recognize it!

This project started with a neck and a set of pickups. Santa brought me a set of
P-Rails one year, but I didn’t have anything to put them in. Then I came across a really nice Squier neck, so a Tele build seemed like the logical thing to do.

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I found an ash body and all the hardware I needed on eBay and the mock up happened as soon as all the parts arrived.

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The pickup selector is just a regular 3 way switch, but I added two mini toggles to switch the modes of each pickup. The guitar has a lot of versatility.

I was planning on doing a baby blue solid color, but I found some stain that I liked and started applying that. Got it to where I liked it and then sealed it all up with
Tru-Oil. I really like how it turned out.

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It was a fun project and I ended up with a guitar that I really like. It’s comfortable (although the ash body is heavy), easy to play, and sounds great!

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68Telebass

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Hello! I haven’t spent much time on this forum but I have had fun today exploring this cool world of Teles! I wanted to share a Tele build I did last year. If you spend any time over on Squier Talk, you might recognize it!

This project started with a neck and a set of pickups. Santa brought me a set of
P-Rails one year, but I didn’t have anything to put them in. Then I came across a really nice Squier neck, so a Tele build seemed like the logical thing to do.

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I found an ash body and all the hardware I needed on eBay and the mock up happened as soon as all the parts arrived.

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The pickup selector is just a regular 3 way switch, but I added two mini toggles to switch the modes of each pickup. The guitar has a lot of versatility.

I was planning on doing a baby blue solid color, but I found some stain that I liked and started applying that. Got it to where I liked it and then sealed it all up with
Tru-Oil. I really like how it turned out.

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It was a fun project and I ended up with a guitar that I really like. It’s comfortable (although the ash body is heavy), easy to play, and sounds great!

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That looks great! I love the color you got…
 

stormsedge

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Sweet! I have a P-Rail that may end up in neck position of my HH T (the current pickups are way too hot). I may pair it with a Filtron type at the bridge.
 




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