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Discussion in 'Telecaster/Esquire Forum' started by Andrew Wasson, May 28, 2021.
I love my Teles and I'm not particularly fussed if my Strats are watching.
Yep, I play them...often.
I knew it couldn't have been just me.
Funny how that old man, country guitar has all of those tones inside it
I remember when I was about 13 or 14 years old looking at all my rock heroes. Steve Marriot and Keith Richards were the only guys I was listening to who were playing Telecasters. I still have the Telecaster body and snakehead neck my best friend and I made in wood shop. It was inspired by those guys.
I have to patch and re-route the neck pocket... We screwed it up royally It's close to a telecaster shape but it's not that close. The pickguard will have to be custom.
Oh No. It's birdseye non-roasted.
Here is the thread where I did the refret on it. When Ingot it it had Evo gold frets but they were too small for my liking so I went with stainless.
And here is where I decided to marry the neck to that body.
Here are the build specs for it from the receipt too.
I am! I love my Tele! Its perfect!
My heroes were session cats. None of them played a Strat.
Best of both worlds.
So... I've got another blank body in clear pine that I've been holding onto for about the last 5 or 6 years. I'm really considering routing it for a floating bridge. What did you use for your routing template? Did you fabricate that yourself or find something online?
I love my Strats and my Tele.
Got my first Strat in 1975 but it took me until 2018 to get this my first Tele. Hadn't realised how great and unique the sound of that bridge pickup is. It'll never have the beautiful looks of a Strat but that tone cuts through any mix!!
I have four.
My latest bought new in January 2020. A 2019 MIM Plus Top in aged cherry burst. Now has a set of Fender Original Vintage pickups. I love this guitar. My #1 electric.
I love my Tele, but I can't play it at the moment because it's awaiting a new set of strings.
I used a strat body template. This thread shows how I did the work on it. The body was a really pretty piece but it really was just lipstick on a pig. I had to do a lot of work to get it right even before doing the fun parts of making everything sit flush and so forth.
Guess which one is plugged in whilst all the others are hanging on the wall...
This made me sell one of my Strats that didn't make rotation anymore.
2018 American Performer Satin Sonic Blue
You do realize that twisted tele is really just a wolf in sheep's clothing? Very similar to a strat neck pickup. I play a tele weekly, but it's one I built and has a belly cut and arm bevel so I guess I'm really cheating.
My god those threads were a lot to read. You are super talented, you really made that piece of "firewood" into something truly incredible. Thanks so much for providing me info about the neck wood, that's definitely the look I will be going for if/when I order some custom parts from Warmoth! Thanks again for all that you do
This player series
& my 1st guinea pig
A Squier sunburst I refinished black and learned how NOT to solder.
I keep that one in open G cuz
Everyone needs both in their collection.
I have two. A modern player in black and a 1952 copy in natural wood. I like the copy better than the actual Fender tele. (Shame on me )