The quick Tele assembly caster

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by Ricochet, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    While getting antsy waiting for parts for my Firebirds to fly in, I decided to assemble another Tele. I have quite a few Squier Teles but a lot are(or end up looking) like a deviant concoction. Strictly speaking I only have two real Teles. A Baja and a ‘50s CV.

    Time to make amends.
    I’m weird, I often have a strong visualisation in mind. It sets a goal and helps me to stay focussed. This one is no different.
    Lately I’m a bit enamoured with the look of brass so I wanted to explore that. Also I want to refrain from using black contrast. I love black but tend to overuse it. A lot.

    Here’s where I’m at...

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    Maybe this?

    Last edited: Nov 9, 2019
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  2. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Lookin' good if you ask me
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  3. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
  4. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Apr 5, 2014
    Cool, which bridge is that?
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  5. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I’m almost embarrassed to admit. It’s an ABM Custom shop bridge... Aymara will be pleased.:D
    Basicly a 1:1 copy of the ‘70s Schaller bridge used on the Micawber. Cut from solid bell brass.
  6. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016
    Cool, what about the neck?
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  7. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    A no name found in my locals. Chinese most likely. Vintage frets which I don’t like. Nice looking flame though. Had to sand the heel to make it flush with the neck pocket. Body is a brand new Fender Classic Player ‘60 Baja.
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  8. johnny g

    johnny g Synchromatic

    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    I like it. Can't wait to see the finished product. Pics Please.
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  9. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    I like the white/tort combination. Why no selector switch?
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  10. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Tnx. I haven't drilled a hole yet! :D
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  11. section2

    section2 Country Gent

    Dec 21, 2016
    Looking good! The tort would look fantastic on it.
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