unfinished bodies

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by corpsegrinder666, May 17, 2019.

  1. corpsegrinder666

    corpsegrinder666 TDPRI Member

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    hey all, where does everyone get there unfinished git bodies? i am not looking specifically at teles. kinda looking for a V that will have a FR. what say ye?
     
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  2. Freeman Keller

    Freeman Keller Tele-Afflicted

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    There are many good sources of "standard" bodies (teles, strats, a few others) but when you get farther from that you probably have to either make your own or have it done for you. Assuming by V you mean a Gibson style Flying V, remember that (1) the neck is set instead of bolted on, (2) they usually came with a ToM so the geometry will be set up for that, (3) they were Gibson scale, (4) most had humbuckers.....

    It would be a piece of cake to build a tele style body in a Vee shape with whatever bridge you wanted, but I think you need to do it.
     
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    Rosser on eBay. I bought a telebird from him that was great quality for the bucks. Pretty heavy though.
     
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    Kne Guitars in California has a V body that will take a bolt on neck. I believe most of their stuff is set up for the 25 1/2" scale, but not all. You could do a conversion neck if you wanted the Gibson 24 3/4" scale.
    I got an Explorer body for bolt on neck from them that's pretty nice...and they make lefties to boot!
     
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    I'm looking for something kinda specific.....a 72 tele custom body. Would USACG be my best bet?
     
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    There's always Flying V kits on Ebay. Usually the wood is pretty decent but the hardware and electronics are not great.
     
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    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

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    I can provide Tele bodies and can accommodate special requests. Let me know what you need.
    Cheers,
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    redddog Tele-Holic

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    Hey Man.

    So I'm looking for a 72 Tele Custom body - the one with the vintage ashtray but the bucker neck pup.

    Could you also finish?
     
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    T-rex can fix you up. :)
     
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    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's Vendor Member

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    Thanks for the vote of confidence Festus.
    Cheers,
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    Most kits come with pretty decent wood, as you said, provided they drilled the absolute minimum amount of holes into the thing. I prefer to drill myself instead having somebody drill it wrong (Did anybody say GFS???). But when it comes to the electronics, saying they're not great is an understatement. They're absolute JUNK for the most part.

    If people have the opportunity and the skill to cut their own bodies, that's the way to do. The kits are perfect fine as long as you budget to replace ALL electronics.
     
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    I did two Les Paul kits, one I used the pickups that came with it (probably sell for about $10), the other I put in SD Antiquities (~$259).
    The Antiquities did sound a little better, but not 25 times better.

    The single coils that come with kits always get replaced right away, as do all the tuners.
     
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    I get mine from my garage from a pile of wood planks. saw, router, fun, addicted![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Hey Rex... do you have a webpage?
     
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