telecaster renovations complete

exhaustedexhausted Posts: 6,638
edited September 2003 in Musicians and Gearheads
so my alterations to my telecaster are complete.

it's a 96 american standard tele
originally came with an all-maple neck (the only one available left-handed)

changes i made:
-rosewood fretboard strat neck (i prefer anything but all maple). this neck was lying around.
-kill switch to mute the guitar (handy during recording)
-treble bleed (capacitor across volume pot) to keep some of the highs as the volume is turned down.
-new celluloid tortoise pickguard from warmoth.

i wanted stacked humbuckers for the noise reduction but i like the sound of the standard single coils too much.

http://www3.telus.net/alcoholiday/guitar/tele/tele_full.JPG
http://www3.telus.net/alcoholiday/guitar/tele/tele_body.JPG
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  • rybesrybes Posts: 136
    very nice!! :D
  • Pacomc79Pacomc79 Posts: 9,404
    It'd be really cool if it were right handed :)
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  • puremagicpuremagic Posts: 1,907
    Turned out nice.
    Originally posted by exhausted
    so my alterations to my telecaster are complete.

    it's a 96 american standard tele
    originally came with an all-maple neck (the only one available left-handed)

    changes i made:
    -rosewood fretboard strat neck (i prefer anything but all maple). this neck was lying around.
    -kill switch to mute the guitar (handy during recording)
    -treble bleed (capacitor across volume pot) to keep some of the highs as the volume is turned down.
    -new celluloid tortoise pickguard from warmoth.

    i wanted stacked humbuckers for the noise reduction but i like the sound of the standard single coils too much.

    http://www3.telus.net/alcoholiday/guitar/tele/tele_full.JPG
    http://www3.telus.net/alcoholiday/guitar/tele/tele_body.JPG
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  • mccreadyisgodmccreadyisgod Bumfuq, MTPosts: 6,395
    That headstock just freaks me out. I always preferred the Tele headstock anyways. Like a Fender Bullet? Strat body, Tele neck and head.

    The body turned out sweet with the pickguard... that's a very cool burst. Tobacco, isn't it?

    I need a kill switch on my Esquire...
    ...and if you don't like it, you can suck on an egg.
  • that's a beauty... u do all this yerself?
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  • robrob Posts: 142
    Nice job Exhausted! I need to get some time to do treble bleeds on my G & L and other strats. I'm playing quieter and quieter these days.

    That Tele'll tide you over till the beechwood aged one is ready.
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  • exhaustedexhausted Posts: 6,638
    Originally posted by dan_alive
    that's a beauty... u do all this yerself?

    yes. nothing really too hard.

    i need to do a setup on it though. the intonation is out slightly.
  • well done, it looks damn great...

    if you're ever in melbourne give us a call hehe
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  • exhaustedexhausted Posts: 6,638
    i wish. i loved australia.
  • nice place... big place... the weather is starting to get better too but bushfire season is here early
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