Traveler

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by wadeeinkauf, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. wadeeinkauf

    wadeeinkauf Tele-Holic

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    Traveler Guitar


    One piece body and neck. (actually made from one blank..2 pieces glued to get 12 inches wide. 1.5 inches thick… slight carve to the body.

    Wood: Sapele

    Pickups: Seymour Duncan SH-2 Jazz and TB4 JB Trembucker

    Switching: One 4 pole double throw mini to allow Series/Parallel switching on both pickups at one switch, Three way switching for pickups (enclosed switch)

    Scale: 25.5 Neck based on tele neck drawings. I use the same template that I use on my tele builds.

    The finish: 2K Simtec Urethane Fender’s top coat

    Weight: 4.93 lbs

    http://www.tdpri.com/threads/my-test-of-simtec-2k-urethane-fender’s-top-coat.704659/


    After losing my head over a tequila sunrise all my guitar playing friends want one of these little headless guitars

    http://www.tdpri.com/threads/i-lost-my-head-over-a-tequila-sunrise.933999/

    http://www.tdpri.com/threads/a-really-fun-headless-project.915552/


    So here is my 3rd build of one. This one has humbuckers and without a doubt it is my favorite.

    The bridge is from China ebay and runs around $46.00. If you have some old pickups in your junk box you can build one of these for under $100 total ….just need a truss rod, switches, fretboard.

    This one is so much fun and sounds just like my full size teles. Well, pretty much.

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  2. Deeve

    Deeve Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Nice looking - neck-thru design? A brave new concept (to me - I don't get out much)

    Peace - Deeve
     
  3. wadeeinkauf

    wadeeinkauf Tele-Holic

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    I guess it is about the same thing as a neck thru. If I had a 12 inch wide board I would have just used the one piece.
    Wade
     
  4. DrASATele

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    Nice looking traveler Wade!
     
  5. jkingma

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    That's a beauty. I really like the design.
     
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