You are building a tele partscaster. What parts do you spec?

dnauhei

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Body:
Neck:
Bridge plate:
Saddles:
Bridge PUP:
Neck PUP:
Etc:

AND what kind of tone are shooting for?

:munch
 

vanguard

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Body: 2-piece swamp ash

Neck: 1"-1" fat U, 7.25" profile, vintage stainless frets, paddle-headstock, adirondack fir

Bridge plate:
Glendale blackguard bridge

Saddles:
Glendale uncompensated "spanish-electric"

Bridge PUP: Don Mare EnglishGuard

Neck PUP: Don Mare EnglishGuard

Etc: Gibson L-00 sunburst. dark amber neck. white bean tuners. electrosocket jack. CTS 250k pots. all cloth wiring.

AND what kind of tone are shooting for?
fat, jangly.
 

coralreefer

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I just finished mine last month...it has become my favorite guitar

Neck: All-Parts Maple Tele Soft-V

Body: 52' Reissue Ash

Neck: Bridge plate: Rutters double short

Saddles: Rutters compensated

Bridge PUP: Lindy Fralin Blues Special

Neck PUP: Lindy Fralin Blues Special

ETC: I finished the neck with TruOil over vintage Fender stain...headstock Nitro over TruOil stain for decal purposes

AND what kind of tone are shooting for? smooth and snappy to bluesy grit

 
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bazooka47

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Body: Guitar Mill 1-pc swamp ash

Neck: Musikraft maple vintage V profile

Bridge plate: stock Fender

Saddles: stock Fender

Bridge PUP: Don Mare 0038

Neck PUP: Fender NoCaster

Etc: Fender guard and hardware. Tonepro Kluson tuners. Sprayed (by me) butterscotch nitro finish.

Sound: Broadcaster
 

Binaural

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Body: Fender Blacktop Tele

Neck: Fender '52 Hot Rod

Bridge / Saddles: Fender USA Strat Hardtail

Bridge Pickup: SD Seth Lover

Neck Pickup: SD Seth Lover

ETC: 500K CTS pots, RSGuitarworks .022 cap, Fender 4-way switch, Gotoh tuners, Fender '52 knobs and control plate, Gibson jackplate

Sound: TeleGib
 

Tone_Terrific

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I wonder how high one could push the price up by using all premium, but still 'off the rack' parts, finished neck and body, but no inlays, binding, or custom fabrication, no assembly?

IOW a complete 'most expensive' (can't say best) Tele parts kit.
 

jpervin

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Body: Probably something from TGP's Superlead: https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/1022262&highlight=bodies
Neck: Just bought this neck from TGP's PeterUK: https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/1011357&highlight=neck
Bridge plate: Rutters
Saddles: Rutters
Bridge PUP: Fred Stuart Blackface
Neck PUP: J.M. Rolph
Etc: Just bought this control plate from TGP's Mr. Doty: https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/1023204&highlight=klein

AND what kind of tone are shooting for? Why, Tele tones of course! Because Teles can do everything!
 

tapeworm

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Body: 1 or 2 piece Swamp Ash
Neck: Musikraft C .90 to .99, Maple, 21 Jumbo 6100 frets, 12 inch radius, 1 11/16 nut width, heavy rolled edges
Bridge plate: Rutters
Saddles: Rutters
Bridge PUP: David Shepherd Custom Wound Tele Bridge
Neck PUP: David Shepherd Custom Wound Tele Neck
Etc: Blonde color, White guard, neck vintage tinted, very light aging/relic to body and neck

Sound: funky, sweet, tasty, gut wrenching, heart breaking, low down and dirty, balls to the wall blues.
 

midwayfair

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Body: I'm one of those guys who doesn't think this matters and I'd take whatever's cheapest that day under 4 lb ... but for the sake of simplicity, swamp ash, no more than 2 pieces. Finished in butterscotch (don't have that one yet) or trans red (makes it faster).
Neck: Identical to the modern American Standard Telecaster neck (fret size and all) except with a compound radius from 9.5 to 16". 1 11/16" nut width.
Bridge plate: Modern 6-saddle
Saddles: Graphtech
Bridge PUP: Is money no object? Then Fralin Steel Pole 43 (7.5k)
Neck PUP: Fralin Steel Pole (@ 8k)
Etc: series switch or pull pot. Strung through the body, possibly with one of Taipan tone's blocks (the 6-hole piece of metal that replaces individual ferules). Heel contour (how did I ever live without that?).

AND what kind of tone are shooting for? *RAWR.* :)
 

L_Totti

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Body: Double-bound Swamp Ash
Neck: Soft-V , Jumbo frets , 9.5" radius
Bridge plate: Vintage 3 saddles
Bridge PUP: Lollar '52
Neck PUP: SD Seth Lover w/ coil tapping
Etc: Parallel/Series switch for the splitted neck HB

AND what kind of tone are shooting for? Albert Collins Ice-picky tone + Beck's TeleGib
 

Pantone 333

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Body: MJT 1-piece swamp ash

Neck: USACG Vintage shape, 7.25" radius

Bridge plate: Glendale stainless steel

Saddles: Glendale brass

Bridge PUP: Lollar Alnico III

Neck PUP: Lollar Alnico III

Etc: Callaham electronics, knobs, pickguard; Kluson tuners.

Sound: country twang, sizzzling


 

tamader74

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....I've got a Squier pro-tone thinline that is in 9.5 out of 10 cond. and I am seriously considering tearing it down and changing the neck and electronics. The only thing I don't like is the neck ( a little thin for me), But I figure, If I'm going to swap necks, I might as well do it all, and make it totally to my taste. I'm just having a mental problem parting out/ tearing down a perfectly good 'git that has/is becoming collectable. I love the color and binding ( Crimson red/ Ivory binding ) and the ash thinline body.....'dunno, But I'm enjoying this thread and getting hardware and p-up ideas/ combos.............
 

Hwy14

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My last one had an Allparts double bound body, fat rosewood neck, Glendale/ Fender hardware, an RS modern wiring kit, and Fralin Blues Specials. Country madness!

 

clothwiring

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I've been wanting to spec a alder finished in Sherwood Green, double bound finished in Nitro, humbucker route in neck. I speced the unfinished body recently and ugh....

Moving along, Allparts TRO-FAT (fat contour Rosewood) neck, Dimarzio Area pickup in bridge, probably a Voodoo Humbucker 59 in neck.

Kluson style tuners, compensated brass saddles with a vintage style bridge, 250 K pots and .1uf cap.
 

pokey

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Brian Poe body/ Allparts TMNF-Fat neck/ Fralin stock pickup set w/ broadcaster hybrid stagger/ glendale saddles/ cheap Fender pat. pending bridgeplate
 

rirakuma

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My baby!

Rutters Ash Body

Rutters Birdseye Neck, beautifully hand shaped thick boatneck with perfect fret dress!

Rutters Bridgeplate

Fender Nocaster set



 

coldfingaz

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Body: Old Pine from VT
Neck: 9.5" radius, medium C shape, maple board, 6125 frets
Bridge plate: Toploader
Saddles: Compensated brass
Bridge PUP: Lollar P90
Neck PUP: Nope
Etc: Nah

what kind of tone are shooting for? Neanderthal rock



Done.

Except, I didn't build it.
 

Kmaz

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I'm working on a Tele now...


Body: Rutters one-piece swamp ash
Neck: Rutters one-piece maple, 9.5 radius with 6105s
Bridge plate: Fender '52RI
Saddles: C&J Tooling steel compensated set
Bridge PUP: Reilander Vintage Twang
Neck PUP: Reilander Vintage Twang
 

xtian

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How about an economy-but-decent build? What neck and body and pups would be good for under $300? Used is fine.
 




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