Did we do a show us your Parts telecaster yet ?

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by 5120mantis, Sep 23, 2020.

  1. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2011
    probably, here we go again,
    GFS ash body all parts neck
    If i remember the mint guard and slotted tuners are from dragon?
    GFS neck pickup, Dimarzio bridge, orange drop cap, pots and knobs from ebay, wilkinson bridge with brass saddles.
    Lately i been considering getting my initials or some sort of design wood burned on the head stock.
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  2. larryr

    larryr Gretschie

    Mar 6, 2012
    Camarillo, Ca.
    Orange is the new black

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  3. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    StewMac Tele Kit in Daphne Blue with custom TVJ SpectraSonic pickups. Pickguard made by Englishman.

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  4. calebaaron666

    calebaaron666 Friend of Fred

    Aug 15, 2018
    Portland, Maine
    I’m still very proud of my Piratecaster!
    All Parts Fat neck
    MIM Tele body in Ash that I stripped and stained Black. I finished it with 3 coats of Tung Oil
    TV Jones Starwood pickups
    Vol pot for each pickup
    Tooled Black Leather pickguard and armrest by @panhead6zero
    Bigsby B16 with soft spring and Duane Eddy Handle.
    Fender Locking Tuners.

    She’s a BEAST at approx. 10 lbs.
    It’s hard to knock her out of tune.
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  5. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    Mine started life as a actual MIM Fender Telecaster. A blond black face with a reversed control plate...

    If I were to sell it, and that will never happen, it would be classified as a partscaster now.

    stripped and painted nitro surf green
    Lollar Charlie Christian neck pickup
    Treble bleed
    Glendale compensated brass saddles
    Callaham single ply pickguard
    Fender roasted Maple 12” radius neck
    Fender locking tuner
    New control knobs
    Electro socket & Switchcraft jack

    Yes, I spent two times more on the guitar than what I paid for it :eek:

    Pic I have posted many times

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  6. Back in Black

    Back in Black Gretschie

    Jun 22, 2020
    Ontario Canada

    Just a few...

    There are seven different Tele's, the deer suede relic (two slight variations) and the 62 Deluxe are repeated. there are two Andy Summers Tele relics, the one with the ATA case is heavy relic'd.

    All have correct shaped headstocks, and correct ''Fender vintage Spaghetti Logo decals'', I have a supplier for those and keep a few on hand.

    The black ''rat rod'' has Fender Custom Shop Tex-Mex pickups. All were built 14/15 years ago.

    My favorite is the early Esquire with the maple neck.

    I don't own a ''Fender Tele'', all mine are ''home brew"



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  7. johnny g

    johnny g Country Gent

    Sep 2, 2017
    union, ms
    My partscaster. It is now about 10 years old but plays still like new. Has all fender parts including 1964 vintage pups and Grover mini locking turners.

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  8. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    My only caster.

    '82 Fender neck/new bone nut/original tuners
    Warmoth Swamp Ash body
    Callaham hardware
    Fralin pups

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    Has all the "plank" tone that I wanted out of this build.
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  9. dak55

    dak55 Country Gent

    My first (and so far only) attempt at doing this. Pretty pleased with the results, though not perfect, and learned along the way that electronics aren't my strong suit.

    GFS XGP Swamp Ash body (heavy as a boat anchor) built out to a little over 10 lbs.
    GFS XGP neck.
    GFS Metal foil in the bridge and GFS Fatbody oversized pole in the neck.
    Gotoh tuners
    B5 Bigsby
    Vibramate dual access saddles

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  10. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    Love both of these every time I see them!:)
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  11. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    My snakehead replica with aged hardware and Duncan Broadcaster...
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    Farida body, Squier Tele Deluxe neck, and GFS Lil Killers...
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  12. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2011
    I was just checking out a snakhead replica on Ebay... sweet!
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  13. BFTmarshall

    BFTmarshall Gretschie

    Jan 12, 2020
    Eden body, Alnico pups, fender lic neck, blacked out hardware..great neck & sounds good.

    somebody close to me take it away.. prob sell it for 200, have 300 or so into it

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  14. dak55

    dak55 Country Gent

    HA! Thanks!! Obviously @calebaaron666 and I do too since we never miss an opportunity to show them off here. We both finished ours at about the same time. The difference was Caleb didn't have to rewire his 3 or 4 times to get it right. While the look and attitudes were polar opposites of each other, we both thought each others were great concepts and gave each other props for the builds.
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  15. rcboals

    rcboals Country Gent

    Nov 21, 2008
    Springfield Oregon
    Ok what the heck threw this together week or so ago from parts laying around for over three years.
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  16. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2011
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