Anyone build their own Gretsch-o-caster? SHOW EM!!!

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  1. RockStarNick

    RockStarNick Supporting Member

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    Anyone build their own Gretsch-o-caster?

    I'm looking for ideas for a next homemade build... thinking about some Filtertrons in a semi-hollow tele...

    Anyone do anything like this? I'd LOVE to see some pics.
     
  2. dhdfoster

    dhdfoster Silver Supporting Member

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    I have no idea where to find the pic, there was guy on the Gretschpages a few years ago that made a Tele with a knotty pine top like the old Gretsch Roundup. I think it had a Bigsby and Filtertrons, too. Oh...and it was orange, of course.

    Correction, it had P90s. Here it is:
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    Here's one the Fender CS did. A true mix of the two.

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    One more!
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    These all came from here:
    http://www.xs4all.nl/~msengers/htm/gallery.htm
     
  3. RockStarNick

    RockStarNick Supporting Member

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    Yeah man, those are AWESOME. I'm trying to get some ideas on how I'd build mine...
     
  4. FloridaSam

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    Here's the real Fender Telesonic

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  5. CitizenCain

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    Epi ES-295 fitted with Filtertrons and wired to Gretsch's tone switch schematic...two pickup volumes, master vol, tone switch, pickup switch. Next comes a bar bridge :)

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  6. Blauserk

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    There's a clip on youtube of TV Jones hizzelf playing a Tele loaded with two TV Classic filtertrons. Just search for "TV Jones."
     
  7. 62Tele

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    Built this one a few years ago and it's been my fav tele ever since. Has a rosewood board these days but still looks pretty much the same. TV Jones is the way to go.

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  8. googoobaby

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    Warmoth hollow Strat with Filtertrons and Bigsby:
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  9. Frankee

    Frankee Wartime Consigliere

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    I wish Gretschenstein was here to take photos of... :(
     
  10. Stike

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    This was (it doesn't exist anymore) a total mutt. Beat to **** (before I flaked it) Fender Elite Strat body, shredder thin old USA Kramer neck, Floyd, and Filtertrons. Sounded pretty damn cool.
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  11. re-animator

    re-animator Senior Member

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    this is seriously neat. good job.
     
  12. atquinn

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    NICE!!

    -Austin Quinn
     
  13. Stike

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    Yeah, I'm waiting for someone to crack on the crappy non matching knobs I borrowed from my Danelctro Hodad:roll
     
  14. snarkle

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    Not homemade, but I've been talking to Rick Kelly about doing a blackguard Tele with a Nocaster pickup in the bridge and two vintage DeArmond 2K units that have been kicking around the parts bin for far too long...

    I had a ’67 Tele (it's a long, sad story) that I'd retrofitted with a Filtertron in the middle position...it sounded fantastic.
     
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    Stike made me very happy with this one!

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    In the project line...
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  16. Blauserk

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    I have a '58 Duo Jet with DeArmonds in it and I can see how suited those would be for a Tele. I find those pups can go from Tele twang to P90 growl.
     
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    And jazzy warmth, too. I've been primarily a Strat player since I was 17, which was some time ago, so I want the versatility of 5-way switching with the bite of the Nocaster pickup and the soul of the DeArmonds.

    I also used to own a ’57 6120 with those pickups that sounded spectacular...why did I ever sell it? (Oh, yeah, I needed a car...a stupid reason if I ever heard one.)
     
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    This one is semi-hollow with a mahogany back. TV Classic in the bridge, Magnatron in the neck. I made the body, but the neck is a Warmoth maple/ebony vintage/modern '58 round back. It's a cool axe.
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    This is an Epi Dot Studio with two Magnatrons.
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    cmathes - were'd you get the double neck body?
     

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