I want a custom tele...

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  1. m4tt

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    Swamp Ash
    Goldtop Gold w/ White Binding (Nitro)
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    Maple Fingerboard (9.5 Radius)
    22 Medium Jumbo frets
    Bone Nut
    Chrome Hardware
    Vintage Style Tuners
    Fralin Blues Specials
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    I live in Canada. Around $2000CDN/USD. I don't want to be on a huge waiting list. Who can make it for me? (no warmoth/parts)
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    A new Suhr seems just outta my price range :(
     
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    Lemme save you some time....go here:
    http://www.ricecustomguitars.com/

    Look around their site, especially the gallery. Awhile back I thought (hoped) I was in a position to have a tele built. Rich & I emailed back & forth a few times & he could not have been nicer.....answered every ridiculous question I threw at him. And their prices were FAR less than 4 other comapniesd I had emailed.

    I'm not at all affilitated w/them in any way, other than I'd like to have one of thier guitars.
     
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    I was going to suggest Rice as well. Great guys!

    For something a little different, you'll want to check Vinetto guitars too. They might be a litle more expensive though, but damn they look sweet!
     
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    If you can handle a short wait, G&L could make you one "similar" to what you mentioned.

    The radius is a choice between 7 1/2 and 12; and the pickups would have to be swapped if you don't like MFD's (I do).

    Waiting time is usually about a month and a half and a guitar with specs like that will probably run you in the $ 1400.00 plus a couple hundred for the replacement pickups.
     
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    Not bad at all for the G&L. However, every ASAT I've played has something left to be desired.
     
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    I forgot about Rice! I guess I'll give them an email for a rough estimate.

    Keep 'em coming guys!
     
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    How much is a Sadowsky nowadays? Probably more than your price range, but they are schweet!:AOK
     
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    Go get your parts from USA Custom guitars have them finished by Roxy and then assemble yourself or have it locally done by a trustworthy luthier, save yourself almost $1000 canadian if you do it all yourself.
    I've made some 'partocasters' and USA Custom guitars has awesome stuff that makes incredible guitars.
     
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    How does USA Custom compare to Warmoth? ...who or what is Roxy? :jo
     
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    Gotcha'. No brand is for everyone!
     
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    yes, US-based... not sure about the wait time, you'd have to contact them.

    Also, you should check out www.crookcustomguitars.com
    Bill makes Brad Paisley's teles...
     
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    "I believe Bill Crook builds the perfect guitar, one at a time, with a real respect for vintage craftsmanship. Also, he isn't afraid to go out there, take chances, and create whatever your mind can dream up.
    If you want the best instrument you can possibly get, Bill is who you have build it." Brad Paisley
     
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    I guess when it comes to buy guitar parts, USA Custom is probably the top high end for guitar parts, so still a step up from Warmoth (others may disagree) I have used Warmoth parts as well and I like them I've used Mighty Mite parts and I don't like them.
    Roxy is the finishing company they associate with. And the stuff they finished for me was very nice.

     
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    Sounds good AND pricey :D :(
     
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    last I had Bill send me a quote, I got an email answer back within the hour, and the quote was for about $2K... which seems to be in your range.
     
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    Buy used!!:dude
     
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    For THE BEST at a reasonable price....... check Glendaleguitars.com
     

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