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Let the 69 thinline tele build begin

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by silvertonebetty, Dec 1, 2017.

  1. silvertonebetty

    silvertonebetty Gretschie

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    Jun 18, 2012
    canada
    I originally was going to go with a ash body until a watched a video on finishing a guitar with true oil. They guy was finishing a walnut strat body and I was like wow . So I message tonebomb about an walnut on walnut thinline and they quoted $227 for the unfinished body. So I ordered the body yesterday . I’m going tv Jones supertron in the neck , tvjones Starwood in the bridge. The Starwood is a tele sized pickup that uses the tarmond magnets,pole pieces and wiring. I’m going the bigsby b5 conversion kit for the bridge setup . I asked a random question to tonebomb this morning explaining I’m doing a build thread on here . So I asked so one they start everything if I could get a picture of the wood I’d be getting. And they sent me this photo. Like wow just wow . It’s so dark [​IMG]


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  2. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

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    Watching this one with interest. I have beer and sushi in the fridge!
     
  3. silvertonebetty

    silvertonebetty Gretschie

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    Jun 18, 2012
    canada
    Unfortunately it will be a couple weeks before I post again


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  4. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

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    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Oh well, in that case I'll eat the sushi now and save the beer.
     
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  5. silvertonebetty

    silvertonebetty Gretschie

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    Jun 18, 2012
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    At least this means it’s starting lol . They said please let a 3-5 week build time . I guess that’s not to bad . Then I get to finish it


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  6. johnny g

    johnny g Gretschie

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    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    WP_000087.jpg built this thinline tele a few years ago
    swamp ash body
    curley maple neck (tru oil finish)
    Fender 64 vintage pickups
    Grover turners
     
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  7. Just-Joshin-Ya

    Just-Joshin-Ya Gretschie

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    Nov 23, 2017
    WV
    Walnut finished with Tru-Oil is beautiful. I did a tele a year or two ago, it turned out great! It was a bit bright but with the right pickups it sounded great!
     
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  8. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Germany
  9. johnny g

    johnny g Gretschie

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    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    This may sound funny, but I think I learned a lot about playing a guitar after I built a few. Go for it man.
     
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  10. larryb

    larryb Gretschified

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    Oct 29, 2012
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    You can keep the beer, but save some sushi for me. There is no greater food IMO!
    :)
     
  11. johnny g

    johnny g Gretschie

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    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    Correction of a my recent post: This picture is not of a thin-line tele. It is a build using swamp ash body. Trying to show how swamp ash looks after it has aged.
     
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  12. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Good luck with your built.
     
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  13. silvertonebetty

    silvertonebetty Gretschie

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    Jun 18, 2012
    canada
    I guess I’m not using a bigsby . $400 cad for a licences bigsby crazy at least this year il be adding s Gretsch to my collection


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  14. silvertonebetty

    silvertonebetty Gretschie

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    Jun 18, 2012
    canada
    I was talking to the owner on amj guitars in Charlottetown Pei about a guitar neck . I want a walnut neck with an eBony fretboard . Somewhere between a 70s fender deep u and a 70s Gibson’s fat back . I’m just waiting a price


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  15. silvertonebetty

    silvertonebetty Gretschie

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    Jun 18, 2012
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    Thanks


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  16. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

    Just a thought........Englishman could make you that body and neck. I can vouch for the quality, and it'd probably be cheaper. And, y'know, it keeps it all in the family.
     
  17. silvertonebetty

    silvertonebetty Gretschie

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    Jun 18, 2012
    canada
    Who’s Englishman . And the body has been ordered . If was only $300 cad/$237 usd


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  18. Henry

    Henry Gretschified

    Apr 9, 2014
    Petaluma
    A member here that's had a few build threads. Good luck!
     
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  19. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

    @englishman has liked a couple of posts on this thread. You could do a lot worse than checking out his build threads and asking him for a price for the neck.
     
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  20. jfletcher67

    jfletcher67 Gretschie

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    Jul 25, 2012
    Birmingham, AL
    I'm a sucker for a good Tele-build. Subscribed!
     
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