NGD - Lime Green Telecaster Build - The Lime-O-Caster!

ROTHNROLL

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Ok here is my latest addtion.. a Warmoth Lime Green Telecaster. I wouldn't call it a build thread... maybe an assembly thread because I didn't personally make the body and neck.
Specs:
Warmoth Birdseye Maple boatneck with vinatage tint and stainless steel frets.
Corian Nut
Wilkinson bridge with compensated saddles.
Bridge pickup: Dimarzio Tone Zone T
Neck Pickup: Dimarzio Area T neck
Body: 3.2 lb Black Korina Warmoth hollow t (hollowed like a honeycomb) Black Kornia has a similar tone to mahogany.
Schaller Locking Tuners: satin finish
Electromatic jack
Dunlop Straplocks
Pearloid Pickguard with Callaham stainless steel screws.
Callaham control plate with heavy Callaham knurled knobs.
Callaham ferrules.
Fender Corona Neck Plate
I ordered a preassembled control plate from Acme guitarworks.. I got
4 way tele wiring with the bottom tone pot being a push-pull that is a kill switch when pulled up. Nice touch
Paint: Done by "PAINTGUY" from thegearpage.net. This is the second guitar that Larry has done for me and I can't express how cool this guitar looks. I am very happy with the finish and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone! I sent him a couple of pictures of a hot rodded motorcycle painted in Lime Green and he did his best to match the color.
The color is "Kandy Lime Green Metallic" (Correct me on that if I am wrong Paintguy) and is very.. very "hey look at me" shiny! It looks cool as hell!
The painted headstock is a cool touch and the fretboard is silky smooth!
Weight: 6.5 pounds
Sound: The guitar is a total rawk machine! The bridge pickup (Tone Zone T) sounds very thick. The guitar reminds me of a SG on the bridge pickup. I play Rock and Roll and this totally covers it. I am guessing that the very thick neck adds to the beef-e-ness of the guitar.
The neck pickup is a Dimarzio Area T and is a great match with the bridge. With the neck pickup on the 4th position it combines the neck and bridge together.. and gives a Les Paul tone. The neck pickup sounds great clean. It can cop some great surf and SRV/Hendrix tones and with a simple tone knob adjust.. blusey neck pickup tones.
The tele was fully shielded using Stew-mac copper paint and copper tape. The pickguard was shielded with copper tape as well. I used the star ground method to connect the cavities. The Dimarzio pickups are totally quiet by design. This is the only guitar that I have that is dead silent.. until you strike a chord. The first time I plugged it in I was wondering if I wired it wrong because it didn't make ay noise.. well.. until I struck the strings.
Here are a few pics!






 
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russiancrowe

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That actually looks pretty cool. When I read the title of the thread I was prepared to be repulsed by the colour.
 

ROTHNROLL

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Here are a few pictures with the Kandy Tangerine HSS Strat with Bareknuckle pickups that "Paintguy" did for me as well..


Very Happy!
The guitar turned out just how I expected. As with most of you that order parts from Warmoth.. it took me about 2 1/2 years until I got off my ass and decided to send the guitar to get painted.
Next up .. maybe a double bound Shell pink esquire with Don Mare Esquire pickup and a Bigsby?
 
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whoismarykelly

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Looks classy although I never feel just right about contoured telecasters. Cool chrome logo too.
 

ROTHNROLL

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Haha.. I just noticed that my daughter is in the first picture.
Sorry, no hut tub / pool pictures for those who were used to me posting my New Guitar Day pictures with those in the background.. I no longer live in Texas or the United States.
I am currently stationed (U.S. Army Officer) in Vicenza, Italy.
It is great here.. but it's almost impossible to buy gear on the economy. The dollar is not worth very much here.. which makes guitars and amps about 40 percent more than you would pay in the U.S.
:(
 

paintguy

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That came out real nice Chris. Good job!:AOK

Here's a few pics I took before I shipped it. The show the "bling" factor a little more... Or at least the sparkle.

See the nice Black Limba Chris( OR I guess that would be me:eek:) covered up in the neck pocket



 

5E3

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What an eye catcher!!! Beautiful! The neck is gorgeous and the contoured body would be really nice for those long sessions. Congrats! :AOK
 

Grant Ferstat

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Much too my surprise I actually don't mind the green although I must confess I'm not a fan of coloured headstocks with maple fingerboards..
 

bek

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That is gorgeous! But if it was mine, I would have had to put in this green sparkletop Rio Big Bottom set I have waiting for a home.... That neck looks terrific.
 

Dana Olsen

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Hey Ya'll -

That looks absolutely fabulous!

Larry - GREAT JOB on the finish, that just looks great, wonderful sparkle factor, dang - that thang's got twang just 'lookin at it!

Rothnroll - really cool design job, looks like it'll be a gas to play - congrats!

Really cool job guys, Dana O.
 

Joses

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Really nice guys! Not too crash hot on the headstock personally...but I still dig it! :AOK
 

ROTHNROLL

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That came out real nice Chris. Good job!:AOK

Here's a few pics I took before I shipped it. The show the "bling" factor a little more... Or at least the sparkle.

See the nice Black Limba Chris( OR I guess that would be me:eek:) covered up in the neck pocket



Thanks Larry!
I thought I had all of the parts needed for the build.. but forgot to buy pickguard screws! I guess I just assumed the pickguard would come with them! I had to wait an extra 2 weeks to finish the build until I could get some shipped to me!
 

emjee

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I think its a beautiful guitar. The paint is top notch, and that freakin' NECK-GAWGEOUS,
GAWGeOUS!!
 
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Beautiful! I love the abalone with the vintage tint neck.

The green is not at all what I was expecting (thankfully). Kinda reminds me of the Clapton candy/7-Up Green. Great paint!
 


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