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

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  1. dnauhei

    dnauhei Member

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    AND what kind of tone are shooting for?

    :munch
     
  2. vanguard

    vanguard Member

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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.
     
  3. coralreefer

    coralreefer Senior Member

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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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  4. dnauhei

    dnauhei Member

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    That's all . . . ?
     
  5. 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
     
  6. Binaural

    Binaural Supporting Member

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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
     
  7. Tone_Terrific

    Tone_Terrific Supporting Member

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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.
     
  8. jpervin

    jpervin Supporting Member

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    Body: Probably something from TGP's Superlead: http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=1022262&highlight=bodies
    Neck: Just bought this neck from TGP's PeterUK: http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=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: http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=1023204&highlight=klein

    AND what kind of tone are shooting for? Why, Tele tones of course! Because Teles can do everything!
     
  9. 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.
     
  10. 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.* :)
     
  11. 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
     
  12. 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

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  13. 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.............
     
  14. 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!

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  15. 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.
     
  16. 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
     
  17. 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

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  18. 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.
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    Except, I didn't build it.
     
  19. 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
     
  20. xtian

    xtian Member

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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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