Kelly's Tele Build Thread

Discussion in 'Guitars, Guitars Guitars!' started by Kelly, Oct 17, 2010.

    Oct 17, 2010
  1. Kelly Eighteen Wheels of Punk

    A few of you who ever venture into HCEG may remember from ages past that i had a telecaster build going on, that suddenly stopped due to circumstances mostly beyond my control. I shall keep those circumstances to myself, but I will share the fact that the build is officially back on!

    I will post pictures of the build thus far soon enough, and here's a picture of the guitar's old body.


    And here's a digital mockup of what it will look like when it's done.

  2. Oct 17, 2010
  3. Mark Wein :mad:

  4. Oct 17, 2010
  5. Kelly Eighteen Wheels of Punk

    Features list:
    -A String-Thru bridge
    -Nitro Finish
    -Full-Sized Humbucker route in the neck
    -Rails Humbucker in the bridge
    -Custom Wiring (If I can find the diagram someone drew up for me)
    -Strap Locks
    -A Dark Red Finish
    -Shielded Cavities
  6. Oct 23, 2010
  7. CBHScott Rockus interruptus

    Definitely like the predicted outcome :thu:
  8. Oct 27, 2010
  9. Kelly Eighteen Wheels of Punk

    New Picture! [​IMG]

    sorry it is teh fuzz.
  10. Oct 27, 2010
  11. Mark Wein :mad:

  12. Oct 28, 2010
  13. Lerxst spaghetti and blankets

    Are you planning on reusing the hardware or replacing?
  14. Oct 28, 2010
  15. ellengtrgrl Guitar Old Timer

    VERY cool! :aok: Where'd you get the body from? I assume you're going to have to route it for the bridge pickup?
  16. Oct 28, 2010
  17. Kelly Eighteen Wheels of Punk

    I have completely fabricated the body from scratch.

    Some things have been replaced, some are being reused.
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  18. Oct 28, 2010
  19. ellengtrgrl Guitar Old Timer

    Even cooler! :thu: On old boyfreind of mine, and I, did the same thing about 22 years ago!. We also did a Tele Body. It turned out very well, except for one thing - we used birch for the body! As a result, it weighed a ton! But it sure had lots of sustain! :D
  20. Oct 30, 2010
  21. B Valley Rattlesnake Shaker

    Great grain in that body. It would look great in a see-through blonde. Do you have all the templates already, or a full size drawing?
  22. Oct 30, 2010
  23. Kelly Eighteen Wheels of Punk

    Templates are done in MDF. I would totally do blonde, but the neck is a rosewood board, which would clash horribly with a blonde finish.
  24. Oct 30, 2010
  25. Peeker jerkass

    likin' the digital mock-up.

    I should try doin' this some day...
  26. Oct 30, 2010
  27. Kelly Eighteen Wheels of Punk

    Yes, yes you should.
  28. Oct 31, 2010
  29. telecaster911 Kick Henry Jackassowski

    Is that ash? I think blonde with rosewood would look awesome. looks good :thu:
  30. Oct 31, 2010
  31. Kelly Eighteen Wheels of Punk

    It is, indeed, ash. And I already bought red stain, but thank you!
  32. Mar 30, 2011
  33. warren0728 Kick Henry Jackassowski

    can we haz updates?
  34. Jan 3, 2012
  35. Kelly Eighteen Wheels of Punk

    Ask and ye shall recieve updates (albeit about 9 months later)



    It progresses! Slowly! :D
  36. Jan 3, 2012
  37. irishstu really experienced

    Woohoo! Only just caught this thread.

    Please progress some more. ;)
  38. Jan 3, 2012
  39. Kelly Eighteen Wheels of Punk

    I have to talk to a family friend to see when i can use his shop to finish the body, then i have to go back to another family friend and ask to use HIS shop to drill the neck holes, etc.

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