DL - Build one yourself! There are lots of sonic blue, daphne blue, etc. bodies on eBay and the Mighty Mite necks are just north of $100 and fit fine. Then you can pick your pickups, hardware, electronics, bridge ... Have Fun!!!I really should have known better than to start this thread. Been feeling GAS-y all weekend. Combed some other Thinline threads and located this beauty:
I NEED a blue guitar in my collection as I don't have any. Of all my guitars I am thinking it may be time to retire the Yamaha AES800 - it's been my old faithful for 25 years, ugly as sin, narrow neck, few worn frets, has one special sound that no other guitar I own gets - almost a piezo-type tone - which admittedly is not that useful to me.
I looked at the Fender Vintera 70's but that has a 7.25" radius neck rather than the 9.5" on the Squier. There's a Fender for sale down in Santa Cruz but I don't think I'd like that neck radius. I checked specs on the Squier Deluxe Jazzmaster I own and it also sports a 9.5" radius C-shaped neck. Is it too much to expect that a 9.5" C neck for Jazzmaster is pretty similar to a 9.5" C neck for a Tele?
Haha, funny to see this thread still going. That was 15 waves of GAS ago and I'm about to unload an extra guitar today, but there's always the future!DL - Build one yourself! There are lots of sonic blue, daphne blue, etc. bodies on eBay and the Mighty Mite necks are just north of $100 and fit fine. Then you can pick your pickups, hardware, electronics, bridge ... Have Fun!!!
So I finally have a Tele type guitar in this Peavey Reactor that I inherited from my brother and finally got a setup and replaced the pickups so it's playable. As it has sentimental value I will most likely keep it, but it's not an incredible guitar, it's "good" I'd say. The main thing that restrains my ecstatic gushing would be the neck shape which is not exactly my favorite. It seems a bit wide and squarish. I'm not gonna mess with trying to replace the neck on it. I think my Squier Deluxe Jazzmaster has the nicest neck of any guitar I own.
I have a semi hollow body Italia 2HB and I like its weight, so in the back of my mind I think one of:
- Find a Tele Thinline that feels better neck wise
- Have one built by a local custom builder at which point I could choose a neck contour and everything else. One guy makes T-types for $1500-$2000 (Keith Holland) and there's also Halo Guitars up the road that caters more towards metal styles but I messed around with their online configurator and got something roughly Tele looking for about $2500. Unclear if any of their poop options are WRHB.
So I'm looking at Fender/Squier 60's (2 SC trad Tele type poops), 70s (2 HB) and Cabronita (P90) and G&L Bluesboy Semi-Hollow (MFD "Tele" bridge, HB neck) and probably some other types as well.
I like the Tele sound of this Peavey for what it is. I'm not necessarily looking to have a Tele that sounds like a Les Paul or a Strat. But then again, just thinking about stuff, being open minded. All the Thinline demos I've watched so far on YT are more towards a crunchy rather than clean sound, so I figure people don't put 2HB on a Tele if what they mostly want is clean sounds. Just a guess.
So tell me about your Thinlines and what type of music you play with them and any other reflections you may have!