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Your Blue, Red, and Yellow Ribbon builds

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by steam-powered, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. steam-powered

    steam-powered Tele-Meister

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    Title says it all. Let's see your top three favorite builds! In about three weeks I'll be done with my fifth build and it's very probable that it'll be my Blue ribbon tele.
     
  2. NJ Tele

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  3. steam-powered

    steam-powered Tele-Meister

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    So many folks here with loads of guitars they've built from parts, surprised more folks haven't posted.

    I really like the sonic blue tele build!
     
  4. Kennedycaster

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    Here's my top three, but they're not "partscasters". I make my own bodies & necks & mix my own colors.

    This would be my "blue ribbon" build. I know, it's not a Tele (sorry), but it's such a fantastic player. I miss this one allot. It gets gigged regularly in a blues band....
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    Here's my "red ribbon" Build. I love whiteguards. This one came out superb. Another one I wish I still had.....
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    This would be my "yellow ribbon" build. It plays great, but is on the heavy side. The grain is beautiful on this one & depth of the finish is amazing in person. Birdseye maple neck on this one too.....
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    Bob
     
  5. steam-powered

    steam-powered Tele-Meister

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    Wow, very nice work, really nice looking!!! The white-guard tele is my favorite of the bunch, Fenders best era in my opinion.l What pickups are in the strat-build?
     
  6. Kennedycaster

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    Bill Lawrence Keystones in all three. They are my "standard issue" pickups in my Tele & Strat builds.

    Bob
     
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    Yeah that whiteguard is sweet!
     
  8. trev333

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    My last three were just that.. .:D

    Blue, Red and sorta Yellow.....:cool:.:)
     

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    These three, in no particular order.
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  10. LGOberean

    LGOberean Doctor of Teleocity

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    Wow! :D Ya gotta tell me more about that "notty" guitar. Pickups? Wiring? Woods (neck and body)?
     
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    bullfrogblues Friend of Leo's

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    Thank you, Larry!
    I've posted in several other places about this guitar, but the Cliff Notes are:
    100 year old pine barn plank given to me, I decided to do an offset rather than a Strat or Tele body for me to have something different.
    The pups are Railhammer H90 Gnarly bridge and neck, P90s in humbucker size.
    3-way switch with CTS 500 KΩ pots. Warmoth maple/rosewood neck I bought used a couple years ago, 10-16 compound radius finished in nitro.
    I lightly sprayed the body with amber shellac to get the color I wanted, other than what was already in the wood, and cleared with Spraymax 2K urethane, more for protection of the soft wood. I let it sink into the splits and cracks and waviness of the body, not worrying to wet sand and polish. I love it!
     
  13. fabricator

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    Blue: 1960-spec Telecaster.
    Red: 1959-spec LPJR.
    Yellow: 1956-spec LP (does gold count?)

    All are scratch builds.
     

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    Wait a minute...
    I found a yellow one!
     

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    LGOberean Doctor of Teleocity

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    Thanks for re-posting the info here. This is the first I've seen this guitar. It sure is a beauty. The fact that the body wood is a century old barn plank makes it even more appealing to me. And for a distinctive wood the distinctive offset shape is a nice touch. Kinda reminds me of a Jazzmaster or Jaguar shape.

    I'm not familiar with the H90 pups. Any chance you have some soundclips or videos of that guitar in action?
     
  16. LGOberean

    LGOberean Doctor of Teleocity

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    Fabricator (Troy, is it?), you've got skills, my friend. They all look like first rate work, and that LP jr. and the "yellow one" (as you put it) both really appeal to me.
     
  17. LGOberean

    LGOberean Doctor of Teleocity

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    Oh, and I noticed too that you're also in Texas. Just where in this big ol' state are ya? Do you build amps as well?
     
  18. bullfrogblues

    bullfrogblues Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks again!
    I have no recording ability, so no clips. There are some on the Railhammer website. Going to it's first gig tonight, so I'll see how it performs.
     
  19. MerckTenpenny

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    Interested in selling this one, or building another one? :D

    This is NICE.
     
  20. Slidertom

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    Really liking bullfrogblues blue StrataTele. Unique. And it seems a Rory Gallager fan too!
     
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