Torres Engineering Telecaster

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Tprince, Jun 11, 2006.

  1. Tprince

    Tprince Member

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    I just found this kit for building your own Telecaster. It has one review on harmony-central, which is a good one. Anybody here tried Torres? I've heard bad things about their amp kits, so I was just curious about the guitar kits.
     
  2. tacorivers

    tacorivers Silver Supporting Member

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    I'd stay far away from that! Call USA Custom Guitars or Warmoth.
     
  3. Pete Galati

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    A Torres Tele kit? That makes me uncomfortable just hearing about it.
     
  4. hawkeyeinexile

    hawkeyeinexile Silver Supporting Member

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    i believe that's a Saga kit Dan sells (and at a real good discount, IMHO). a friend bought one for his son to build and it got a big :AOK. i've thought of getting one myself someday, but that's more for the learning experience. the quality is reportedly good (fit & function), parts are decent.

    :cool:
     
  5. Robert1950

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    What's with Torres to elicit warnings of caution???
     
  6. gkoelling

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    I suppose the thing that makes me "cautious" is that it is a complete kit and only cost $105.00. It also has an uncut "paddle" type headstock.

    Headstock aside, at $105.00 for everything means cheap, cheap, cheap. This does not, however, reflect on Torres. They certainly aren't calling it a CS guitar. It just is what it is.
     
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    Yep, it's a Saga. Replace the tuners and it can be quite playable. The fretboard is very flat. I believe it is close to ~20". Good kit to get the feet wet.
     
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    20" radius?!?!?!!!?! Geez! Are you sure!???!??
     
  9. tacorivers

    tacorivers Silver Supporting Member

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    "What's with Torres to elicit warnings of caution???"

    Numerous horror stories. If you want to give this guy your money, go ahead. I'd look elsewhere.
     
  10. Tprince

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    Yeah, it'd just be for fun. But I want it to work and be playable, so I might just look somewhere else. Thanks.
     

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