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tom1946

My new Telecaster (Not really)

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Here is my first attempt at building a tele, 

I made it from a kit of parts from Gear4music, there were a few issues like the bridge which I changed for a 6 saddle one.

Works much better than the crap it came with. My thanks go to Davie (Kodiakblair) for making me a headstock template

as the kit came with a paddle. The pickups are surprisingly good through my 1 watt (valve) Blackstar

I will change them but I'm making the Les Paul version now.....

The action is low without any nasties, not bad for £80 +£15 for a rattle can..

(I know the G string is not under the retainer)

 

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Nice work, looking good !

You've got a new guitar and had fun making it....or at least I hope it was fun :)

You've got me back about building something now, dammit

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Oh yeah it was fun, like I said I'm doing the Les Paul kit.

do it do it do it .  xD

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Do let us know how it turns out - I've been thinking of putting together a Telemaster-style thing with mini-humbuckers.

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ugh - too many strings and so weedy 

 

nice work though...:)

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I know what you mean, have you lost your way and ended up here? xD

To be fair I've made 3 basses too, all weighing 6.1 lbs each :D

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That does look lovely! 

(Your 1W Blackstar isn't an HT-1 by any chance? I do love the way my own Tele sounds through one of those!)

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