Tele Kit

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by jazzalta, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. jazzalta

    jazzalta Tele-Meister

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    Hi. I was just wondering who has put together a tele from a kit? I recently bought one from Solo Music Gear. It is a basswood, semi hollowbody tele style. I replaced the neck pickup with a USA one, and the bridge with a vintage '62. I am quite amazed at the sound I'm getting. I suppose the purists might not like it but it does hold it's own. Just curious how many have undertaken this route. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Bones

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    Never went this route, let's see some pics of the finished project.
     
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    Let's try that again lol. I can't seem to erase or edit the previous post.
     
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  8. jazzalta

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    A little help here...how do you edit a pic??
     
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    Can't seem to get the pics to post right. Enough for now I guess..
     
  11. Mr Green Genes

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    Nice work!
     
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    Nice work
     
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  13. Bones

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    Looks like you did a nice job with it. The pickguard seems a little unrefined, but that's cosmetic. How's it sound and feel?
     
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    Bones, yes the pick guard is a little wonky but I think I'll be able to get a replacement. As far as sound it's a tad bit airy but still has the typical tele twang. I'm going to go with brass saddles and upgrade the tuners then I think I'll be set.
     
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  15. SolidSteak

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    That looks great to me! I need to check out those kits...
     
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    Very nice. It gets you started in the right direction. What's not to love. Good job.
     
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    Came out great!
     
  18. theleman

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    Looks nice. How does it play?
    Any youtube vids for the playing?
     
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