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72 tele build

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by silvertonebetty, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. silvertonebetty

    silvertonebetty Gretschie

    384
    Jun 18, 2012
    canada
    So I've wanted a 72 reissue tele for years now but working part time and living on my own makes buying one kind of hard at times so I always put it off. This year I was gonna buy one but now they are over a grand in Canadian bills so I couldn't afford one . I started would it be cool to build one , I already had a neck laying around. So in February I got a head of rent and my landlord actually encouraged me to buying a guitar body lol he said you might as well start while your ahead .
    After a few weeks of searching for an Canadian company that wouldn't break the bank on a custom body I was led to tonebomb guitar parts from Alberta. They told me they were running behind a few weeks being a newer company only a few years old but they price quote wasn't even $150cad so I couldn't complain. I thought the 72 had an ash body like an 52 but I was wrong . I got an email a little over a week ago the body was finished said they were sorry for the longer time than expected . But less than 7 days after it landed in my mail box my 72 custom ash tele body. It is fitted for an strat neck with three bolts. The neck fits but the holes are off just a hair being due to my none fender mij neck. [​IMG][​IMG]
    Yesterday We put some stain on it [​IMG][​IMG]
    Today we put more stain on it [​IMG][​IMG]

    We have been mostly focused on the back for now and between tomorrow and Friday we will have it ready for the clear coating.


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  2. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

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    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
    Cool,interesting grain on there!
     
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  3. silvertonebetty

    silvertonebetty Gretschie

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    Jun 18, 2012
    canada
    Thanks


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  5. silvertonebetty

    silvertonebetty Gretschie

    384
    Jun 18, 2012
    canada
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] wanted a wire diagram and got all this instead


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  6. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Looks good, is it real heavy?
     
  7. silvertonebetty

    silvertonebetty Gretschie

    384
    Jun 18, 2012
    canada
    The body is 5-6lb I'm assuming it be close to 8lb when done


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  8. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Not bad, ive played some 10 or 11 pound '70s Teles before uhhh! Les Paul status.
     
  9. silvertonebetty

    silvertonebetty Gretschie

    384
    Jun 18, 2012
    canada
    This is the last coat of stain for the back [​IMG] now to let it dry over the weekend and put some more on the front on Monday to make both sides match [​IMG]


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  10. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Country Gent

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    Looks like a fun project. Hope you like it when it is finished. This is always a little gamble...
     
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  11. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Friend of Fred

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
  12. silvertonebetty

    silvertonebetty Gretschie

    384
    Jun 18, 2012
    canada
    Thanks


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  13. silvertonebetty

    silvertonebetty Gretschie

    384
    Jun 18, 2012
    canada
    I'm sure I will I had an h/s tele before and missed it


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  14. silvertonebetty

    silvertonebetty Gretschie

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    Jun 18, 2012
    canada
    [​IMG][​IMG]
    Another mock up


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  15. musicman100

    musicman100 Country Gent

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    Aug 15, 2008
    england
  16. silvertonebetty

    silvertonebetty Gretschie

    384
    Jun 18, 2012
    canada
    Thanks but still a long way to go


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  17. silvertonebetty

    silvertonebetty Gretschie

    384
    Jun 18, 2012
    canada
    Took it outside to do more stain on the front [​IMG]


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  18. silvertonebetty

    silvertonebetty Gretschie

    384
    Jun 18, 2012
    canada
    One more coat Of stain on front and back due to me grabbing it before it was completely finished . Then we will get the clear coating[​IMG][​IMG]


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  19. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Country Gent

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    Oct 18, 2015
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  20. h2odog

    h2odog Electromatic

    25
    Feb 26, 2017
    Oregon, USA
    Looking good! I have a Jazzmaster body I got from Tonebomb. They make good stuff.
     
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  21. silvertonebetty

    silvertonebetty Gretschie

    384
    Jun 18, 2012
    canada
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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